Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Butterfly Art Book

Art Butterfly Book Cover

Perfect for a day when you just want to sit and make something, this butterfly book by Jean Sunderman is full of easy samples of collage art.  The finished book is an inspiration to collagists everywhere!

Materials Jean Used:

Gold Opaque, Orange Translucent, Green Opaque and Clear Micro beads from Pennywise Arts

Winged Things I and II Collage Sheets from Pennywise Arts

O’ So Sticky Tape and Sheets from Pennywise Arts

Butterfly Chipboard Book: Michaels  (For the SVG file of this butterfly just email me suzanne@pennywisearts.com !)

Paper: DCWV Once Upon A Time

Embellishments: Flowers, Scrabble Letters, Crowns, Pearls and Faux String of Pearls, Brads

Gold Leaf Paint Pen

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Embossing powder


Once you’ve assembled your supplies, put on some good music and get going!  You’ll be surprised how quickly you can complete something if you have everything you need at your fingertips!

Here’s the rest of Jean’s book…

 Page 2

 Page 3

Here’s a great close up of one of Jean’s angels with beaded wings:

Page 3 Close

Jean Butterfly 4 cutPage 5 

If you need more direction, here you go:

Cover front and back of each butterfly with patterned papers. Be sure and punch whole after each side for metal ring.

Edge all pieces with gold paint pen.

Cut out various Winged Things and edge with Distress Inks. Add O’So Sticky Tape to various wings and areas on each collage piece.

Dip brads in embossing powder while still warm, stick in beads to create centers for flowers. Add Scrabble letters to cover and decorate each page as desired.

On last page decorate with letters to spell “art” and add collage sheet quote.


Thanks so much Jean!