Ombre Butterfly Art

Our newest addition is a girl!  She’s an amazing little one with a big personality and bigger lungs.  To pretty up the nursery, I created two ombré butterfly pictures.  The first featured blue to pink butterflies and the second was blue to yellow:

Butterfly pink-blue

Making these is pretty easy.

First, collect paint chips in your chosen color palette.  I chose to focus one frame on a blue to pink color scheme and the other on a blue to yellow color scheme.  You could choose to go light to dark in one color or use the full rainbow.  There really is no wrong way to do this.  I picked up paint chips from local hardware stores over the course of a few weeks.

Next, find a nice calm morning and collect  your supplies – a butterfly punch, double-sided tape, and poster board.

Supplies

Use the punch on the paint chips to create lots and lots of butterflies.

Arrange the butterflies however you want.  Be sure to make the arrangement prior to applying them to the paper with tape.  When you are happy with your placement of the entire picture, use the tape to adhere the butterflies down, working from one side of the picture to the other.

Arrange Butterflies

I allowed the butterflies to hang over the edges of the poster board and then cropped them off when I was finished.

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Pop the whole thing into a frame and enjoy!!

Butterfly blue-green