Monday, June 3, 2013

Butterfly Board

It's Butterfly Week here at Etcetorize!!!!


I picked this weird little piece up at the thrift shop ages ago. 

The first time I saw it I thought it was interesting but put it back and the shelf and walked away.  But I had to rush back the next day to grab it because for some reason I couldn't get it out of my mind.

It has some notes in German on the back and I'm sure the cute little pictures on the front tell some kind of folk story, but really, I don't know what it's all about.

I didn't want to lose the cute little pictures so I covered them up and gave the rest of it a new coat of white paint, covering up those stenciled vines.

Then I cut some pretty but fairly plain cardstock to cover the pictures and used some repositionable adhesive so that it wouldn't permanently damage the original pics underneath.

Then I got out my trusty Silhouette machine and cut some butterflies from some gorgeous paper, stuck them on, and voila!

I used the Butterfly Garland design
from Silhouette and then just stacked my shapes.
It's still a funny little piece but I love it.  And no butterflies were harmed in the making of it~

What's the strangest thing you've picked up second hand?  Tell us about it below~

Happy Butterfly Week!


srpprcrftr said...

I think because it is different I like it. Love your butterflies, they are so pretty. Would be great made into a garland also. Every time I see something a blogger has made with their silhouette I wish I had one.
I am rather limited due to that. I love paper crafting projects. I'll keep on doing things the old fashioned way as I enjoy doing, not in any hurry, enjoy cutting things out.
At my age keeping eye/hand coordination is quite important, lol Happy days

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

What a pretty makeover! And so easy to change with the seasons, too, if you wanted.


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