ABOUT THE BUTTERFLIES
“UR BUTTERFLY” is a hand painted miniature art sculpture created by artist Toni Martin. Inspired by her own traumatic experiences and battles of overcoming mental abuse, self worth, depression, confidence, and personal growth found in finding a light at the end of the tunnel. Ultimately designing art that others can connect with that stands for strength, beauty and change! There is beauty in change and you have the strength to handle it! The goal is to grow "UR BUTTERFLY" in areas that offer aid to a good cause. Not only is it a beautiful inspirational gift and collectable, but will also help raise money for charities centered around women empowerment and children. Just like a true butterfly we are all uniquely created with our own color pallet and backbone.
“You never know what someone is going through... and compassion is important. Surviving cancer/diagnosis, Chronic pain, Losing a job, Loss of a loved one, Heart surgery/any major surgery Illness, Divorce, Self image issues/eating disorders, Anxiety/depression And many more. Among the many hardships we all face in life it is important to have SELF LOVE, faith, hope, strength, self worth, courage, and never give up. created these pieces to represent growth, compassion, rebirth, self love, uniqueness (as everyone is) and acceptance of change!”- TONI MARTIN
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How big are they?
Medium size: WxLxH: (6,5", 5", 7.5") Base WxL: (3", 6.5")
Large size: WxLxH: (9", 5", 7.5") Base WxL: (3", 7")
When will I receive my Butterfly?
Please allow a 1 week delivery time (we cannot control the efficiency of USPS). We ship in 1-2 Days. Only shipped in the U.S.
How are they made?
Each butterfly is laser cut (with designed AI file) from a 48"X48" hand painted sheet of Chem Cast acrylic, Making each butterfly one off and one of a kind.
What does a purchase order come with?
Acrylic neck stand, acrylic base, butterfly, instructional menu (All in box/ hand packed with confetti)
What are the materials used?
ACRYLIC, RESIN, ITALIAN GLASS PAINT, HAND MADE PIGMENTS, BLENDED MICA POWDER, ACRYLIC CEMENT, ENAMEL, UV PROTECTION CLEAR COAT, VARIOUS PAN-TONE COLORS USED, LOW OFF GAS.
Hand painted/ designed by “Artist Toni Martin”
Laser cuts form Copyright AI file (original design) pattern.
Butterflies can be made in Acrylic, metal (16G Rolled steel/ hand welded by artist, polyurethane foam 8th inch)
The pieces are then given a wire backing which is sealed with a heavy body acrylic ( creating a texture). Butterflies are coated with a Resin / Epoxy/ mica pigment/ glass paint - created on a polyurethane foam sheet - the option for acrylic is possible - 8th in thickness (Sizes will vary/ no one butterfly is ever the same nor can it be replicated exactly only a rendition of the pattern)
Ultimate rust protection in a tough, attractive finish
Durable “CHEM-CAST ACRYLIC” protective coating for use on indoor/outdoor surfaces DESIGNED TO REFLECT AND PROTECT AGAINST ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AND KEEP VIBRANT COLORS OVER THE YEARS.
It was in art that Toni Martin found her greatest method of communicating with a world that often didn’t understand her words, giving her a beautiful language that made her feel articulate and free. A self-taught artist with little formal training, Martin has spent the last eight years honing her particular skills through different mediums. The literal definition of the “starving artist,” she has slept on the couches of friends and on the floors of government housing, sacrificing comfort and security in pursuit of her craft. Fortunately for the passionate artist, she has built a career that allows her to use her talent to help others and give back.