Monday, July 2, 2018

Old World Butterfly Shrine

Hi Guys,
I am up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today with an old world inspired ATC Shrine.

Paint the Reliquary Tower Top using Dina Wakley Paint in Gilt.  
While the paint is drying assemble your ATC Shrine Box.  I like to adhere my paper before I glue the box together.  Since the top of the box is visible under the arch I dabbed a little paint on there too.  The outside edges of the shrine  are covered in washi tape with butterflies.   

The outside edges of the shrine  are covered in washi tape with butterflies.   

 Cover you arch with a crackle medium and when it's mostly dry blast it with the heat gun to make it bubble and peel.  Use a black acrylic paint wash over the arch and then rub off quickly so it seeps into the cracks.   To make areas a bit darker use a Distress Crayon in Black Soot.  Attach the arch to the shrine.

Cover a butterfly from Relics and Artifacts with Vintage Distress Collage Medium.  Use the black acrylic wash on the entire butterfly and wipe away so it just highlights the details.  Add color to the butterfly using Distress Markers.  Emboss the base of a tiny lightbulb using Charred Gold powder.  Glue the bulb to the butterfly and then add the butterfly to the shrine. 

Use the Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy die to cut out a ton of butterflies.  Glue the butterflies all over the shrine.
 Add a base to the shrine and Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment.  
Your shrine is complete!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Love this, Jess! The crackle on the outer portion of the shrine is amazing! Love that magical butterfly, too! Hugs!

  2. WOW Jess!! this is totally cool!! I love the butterfly with bulb(might have to use that idea sometime as I have bunches of both!) and I just adore the crackling you achieved- stunning!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  3. I loved this so much that I searched for the Butterfly Frenzy (it is retired) and finally found one. I need to order the shrine and Shrine Box. Mine will be different as I am not crazy about Crackle, but Love, Love, Love Butterflies. Where will I find the tiny lightbulb? TIA


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Blank Page Muse and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.