Many months ago my friend Chrissie sent me, Jen and Farley all these blank photo/note holders with the idea that we would all decorate them and share our creations. It was a spin off on the Squirrely Challenges. Well, suffice to say we have been very slow about getting around to this challenge. I feel awful, as she went to all the trouble to get the items and mail them to us. So finally I had some time last weekend to start on mine. The idea was in my head for awhile.
I painted the block (which is wood) with white paint and then red. I remembered from my Tole painting days that red would cover better with a base of white first. The then I used some PVA glue to adhere some Tim Holtz tissue, I just tore the pieces and glued down randomly. While that was drying I painted the wood veneer butterflies with black acrylic paint and then after everything was good and dry I glued them to the block.
It's fairly simple, which was what I was going for. I'd like to do another with other veneer shapes, I think cameras would be pretty cool.