MOM is the word

Yesterday was Mother’s day and I had to do something special for my mom. I can’t describe in words what she means to me or what she has done for me. I guess this applies to all of us, no?
 
So this is what I made for her, a card with the word ‘Mom’ quilled. The card took me around 6 hours to complete. I used my mom’s favorite colors in the design just to make it more personal 🙂
 
So here is the sketch as well and the final design. Let me know what you think!
The sketch:
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The design:
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This is my entry for Pratvam Progs contest.
Also, Happy Mother’s day to all the mommies reading my blog.​ 

DIY 3D Butterfly

Hello peeps

So finally I present my first DIY project on the blog. This is a simple idea to decorate your wall, soft board or a piece of furniture. You don’t need to be a crafting genius to do this, its simple and quick and most importantly very pretty. I was inspired by Liana Marcle’s video on YouTube. I  loved what she has done, but I have added my own twists to it. Check the step by step instructions to make your own butterfly 🙂

This is what I did with these beauties. Made my Urban Ladder mirror look pretty and dressy. Now it’s your turn!

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The 3D butterfly

Supplies needed: Butterfly prints,scissors, black acrylic paint, paint brush, wire, pearls, double sided tape or glue drop and m-seal or black clay

Step 1:Google for butterfly images online. You could pick whatever attracts your attention the most 😉

Step 2:Print them, in a size you want. I had 2 butterflies on one A4 size sheet. Pick a size basis the place you will be using them

Step 3:Cut the butterflies along the border

Step 4: Then fold the butterfly along the center (3D effect)

Step 5: Take some m-seal, mix it well and make a small cylindrical shape out of it (This for the body). You could use clay to do the same thing as well. Stick it to the center of the butterfly and let it dry. Color the shape with black acrylic color

Step 6: Get regular wire from a hardware store. Something which can be easily cut with scissors. Cut small pieces for the antenna and insert them in the m-seal or clay shape while they are still wet.

Step 7: Use a small size pearl to create the head (Not a compulsory step)

Step 8: Turn the butterfly after the m-seal/clay has dried and stick either a double sided tape or glue drop to it

Step 9:The 3D butterfly is ready for decoration!

Here is the collage of the steps. Do try it out and share your picture with me 🙂

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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly

Butterflies have always inspired , delighted and astonished me. A sign of change, beauty and freedom. I just love them!

So when we moved into our new house I decided to have at least one wall-art dedicated to them. I came across many options online (paintings, decals, etc) but none of them made me go ‘WOW’! Hence I decided to do something myself. I saw some online reference and sketched the entire butterfly and decided to quill it. Post that was the mammoth task of mixing and matching colors. This entire piece took me around 20-25 hours to complete. It was exhausting, but am finally happy with the outcome.

Here are the pics! 🙂 Do let me know if you liked it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Close up!

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