By Sue Smyth
As you may know I love bugs and butterflies, so this month
I have combined both to create some rather Curious Creatures,
which one is your favourite
I found some deep sided frames at Target and
though they were just perfect for a project I had in mind
Recently I had bought a butterfly and scorpion that
had been framed and I thought what if I mix
it up a bit and make my own hybrid bug.
This little fellow is a mix of frog and butterfly, I call butterfly frog.
I have used 2 sizes of ID chipboard butterfly
and tucked some wings under neath
The frog is painted black with
matt black spray paint first then when
dry paint with black gesso.
Rub over 2 contrasting colours of Inka gold
or metallic paint.
This is the dragon fly and scorpion I call it dragon scorpion.
Here I have snipped the wings of ID dragonfly and embossed
with a metallic blue, then I have added
The plastic scorpion is painted the same as above.
I wanted to matt them on white
to resemble the examples and what you would see in a
For some bling the 2mm gemstones are just perfect.
Adhere them with a little extra glue for a good bond.
The last one I created is a combination of rhinoceros beetle
and butterfly, I might call this one rhino fly
He is decorated the same way as the above, I have
used some of the ID chevrons too here on the back and
also above on the scorpion.
Just little details that add to the decoration
The Frames I sprayed black, and then
rubbed over gold paint and
some of Prima's waxes for the insect like iridescence.