Sunday, April 15, 2012

Butterfly Wall Art

I love my room. I've spent a lot of effort into making it lovely and it's turned out to be a real sanctuary.

I've been wondering for a long time about what to do with my blank lavender walls. I've been toying with the idea of using wall stencils to add some interest but I thought that was a bit too blah. Being of artistic bent, I also thought about painting my own art on it but it would take too long and I didn't have the time.

This past weekend, I decided to do something about that blank wall and I must say, I am very proud of my handiwork. Before I show you what I've done though, I want to give a little background.

My inspiration was from the TV Show Gossip Girl. In particular, Serena van der Woodsen's room in the Waldorf Apartment. She had beautiful floating black butterflies configured in an ellipse on her neutral walls.

Isn't it pretty?

I realized, I may not have the money to get an actual Paul Villinski wall installation but I am a good crafter so why not make my own?

Two days later, here's what my wall looks like.

Butterfly Wall Art

Butterfly Wall Ellipse

I made 5 different kinds of butterflies that range from 4"x5" to 2"x3". I also added a few red butterflies for interest. I made about 100 butterflies in all.

I folded them to make them 3D.

I even added red butterflies for interest.

Tell me what you think. Does this work on my wall?