Butterfly Art Featured on Brickyard Buffalo

Here’s a screenshot of my 3D Paper Butterfly Art on my favorite deal site, Brickyard Buffalo, this morning! Limited quantity 50% off for a limited time!

Update 3.7.13: Thanks to those who purchased! DIY directions with free templates now available at http://www.mindileatham.com/diy-crafts-paper-butterfly-punch-art/.

Cut Paper Self Portrait

Attempted my first cut paper self portrait and here is the result…

All of the pieces were hand cut from scrapbook and watercolor paper except for the brown pupils and the white catchlights for which I used hole punches. The end result includes some text and is now on the homepage of MindiLeatham.com

One of my resolutions for the new year is to improve my backgrounds and graphic design elements so I hope this was a step in that direction. What’d’ya think? Does it look like me?

More Rainbow Paper Butterfly Art

Update 3.7.13: DIY directions with free templates now available at http://www.mindileatham.com/diy-crafts-paper-butterfly-punch-art/!

Here are some more of the different paper butterfly punch pieces I’ve been making with scrapbook paper in all different colors, patterns and textures that are now for sale in my Etsy shop at http://www.MindiLeatham.etsy.com. They come in easy to hang black wood frames that I distressed (outside dimensions: 19″ x 23″). Thanks again to Brittney Williams for doing a beautiful job with the photos!

These can be made in any color combination for any room in the house. Here are two made in a gradient including yellows, greens, blues, purples, browns, gray and black:

I bent the wings up off the paper so that it looks as if these little butterflies are resting for a moment and will soon take flight. Glass is not included to enhance the 3D effect.

Here’s a close up of the rainbow one I made that included all the primary and secondary colors:

And here’s one in shades of yellow, orange and pink:

3D Paper Butterfly Punch Art

Update 3.7.13: DIY directions with free templates now available at http://www.mindileatham.com/diy-crafts-paper-butterfly-punch-art/!

I have so many sweet nieces and girly little friends and they all have such pretty, colorful bedrooms! Over the last year I’ve made a lot of 3D paper butterfly punch art pieces in different rainbow combinations for their birthday gifts. These are so fun and easy to do! I’ll be adding directions to the DIY section of my site soon but in the meantime here are some of the wonderful photos Brittney Williams was kind enough to take for me of this 21″ x 27″ piece…

Keen Halloween Convention (Kid Friendly!)

Keen Halloween is just 12 days away! Wondering what I’m so excited about? It’s a Halloween Maker Faire where you can shop the Monster Market for artsy products, attend craft Workshops, enjoy spooky Entertainment and more! I’ve roped my husband Anthony into participating with me so come see us Saturday, September 29, 2012 at The New School for the Arts & Academics (NSAA), 1216 E. Apache Boulevard Tempe, Arizona 85281. The whole event is from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. but here’s our schedule:

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – my DIY Poison Apple Crate Craft Workshop! Read a short story by yours truly and check out all the details here: http://www.keenhalloween.com/workshop-poison-apple-crate/

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.- Iron Skull Competition, in which Anthony and I would love to have your support as our team tries to assemble the best costume out of random materials.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Anthony and I will be working at the Evil Genius Costume Bar where we’ll offer costume ideas, advice and inspiration along with other experts.

Everything is included with the price of admission, which is a steal: adults are $7 online and $10 at the door, kids under 12 are free!