I used 12 gauge black wire that I purchased at Jo-Ann's for the main wire and then thinner copper wire for the curling wire. I painted the butterflies and the black wire with Vintaj Ancient Coins patina paints. Most everything was painted with Aged Bronze but the butterflies have Antique Copper blended in also. The Black 12 gauge wire was painted with the Aged Bronze. The thinner copper wire was dry brushed with paints from the Vintaj Weathered Copper paint set. I know I always say this, but I just love these Vintaj patina paints for altering metals. I'm out of stock with the Ancient Coins set, I'm sorry to say, because I really sold on how they altered the Pepsi can and the heavy black wire. I'll be restocking with my next Ranger order! And the copper wire was really shiny and new looking before I took the Weathered Copper paints to it. E6000 glue was used to glue the butterflies onto the wire. I stuck it onto my wall with giant glue dots and that is a wrap for this week's Funkie upcycle project. Please stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what the other designers have created with their upcycled projects - I'm sure you will be inspired to find something that would have been thrown out that can be made into a fun and/or useful piece of art!
These products used on this piece can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: