The butterfly migration this year in California was spectacular! There were painted ladies flying wherever you looked for days and days. It really inspired me to try to bring a little of that magic inside. This butterfly wall art is a fun and easy project that will have you fluttering in happiness (see what I did there).
Pack of multi-toned paper (I found mixed packs of different tones of the same color on Amazon)
Draw out your letter on the canvas lightly with pencil. I just used a ruler and yardstick.
You can barely see the A here, but I made my letter about 3 1/2” thick.
Punch out all your butterflies. I used about 25 pieces of cardstock to get enough. I think it was about 300 of them.
Starting at the bottom of the letter paint on a thick coat of the Mod Podge up a couple of inches.
Begin with the darkest of your colors. Slightly bed the wings up on a butterfly and nestle it into the Mod Podge.
Keep adding them one by one. Nestling them as close as possible, but don’t stress too much about it.
As you can see above, it does help to get your other shades of color and lay a piece of each up the letter going darker to lighter, that way you can evenly space your colors. Right before you get to where you want to change color, start working in one of the new color butterflies here and there so it’s a gradual change.
When you get to the top, use an eraser and remove some of the pencil line where you want to have flying butterflies. Don’t glue any butterflies there, but place a few flying up and out. Once your done, go back and place extra butterflies here and there where it looks bare. Let it dry and hang it up. The migration has begun!!