Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Butterfly Plaque

Here is my latest DT piece for Gecko Galz. I used some of the fabulous March products.


Gecko Galz Images from Ephemera Days.
Gecko Galz Background Paper from the Pocket Full Of Posies Set.
Base For The Plaque.
Fresco Finish Paints - At Least Two Colours.
Fresco Finish Crackle Glaze.
Tissue Tape.
Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Artistic Stamper Rubber Stamps.
Print the butterfly image twice and cut out one of the butterflies, crop the butterfly out of the image and reduce the size and print it three times and cut them out. Cover the cut out butterflies with the stickles and leave to dry.
Paint the plaque base, when dry paint with the crackle glaze, when this is dry paint the plaque again with a different colour. When the paint starts cracking you can speed the drying with a heat gun.
Stamp the base with your chosen images then ink the edge of the base with the walnut stain.
Adhere the tissue tape.
Tear edges of the images and background paper, ink with walnut stain, staple parts of the images and then adhere to the plaque.
Wrap the wire round a cocktail stick to make the coils, adhere to the larger butterfly. Adhere the butterflies to the plaque.


  1. Good Morning Hazel, Love the detail on your plaque. Very interesting and great colours. xx Flora

  2. Hazel, this is stunning. Love the butterflies and all the layers and texture you created.

  3. A beautiful project Hazel. Love the butterflies, the colours and the layers...and everything about it. TFS.
    Crafty hugs, Florence x

  4. Wow Hazel, this is amazing those butterflies are spectacular. Julia xxxx

  5. Beautiful use of the butterfly image especially adding such a perfect sentiment.

  6. loving your beautiful butterfly plaque Hazel. Annette x

  7. Hi Hazel, Love this walhanging and the vintage look of it, i am fan of butterflies and always try to put one on my card!

  8. Terrific work on this tag Hazel. Love the muted shades you have chosen

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  9. Hazel, that is simply beautiful - your work is always gorgeous.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  10. Ooh, this is gorgeous, Hazel - fab work!

  11. Is that the same butterfly I used? It looks so different on your composition--which is gorgeous, Hazel!

  12. Oh, this is gorgeous Hazel! I love the crackle background, and everything looks really beautiful together. Xxxxxx