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clear plastic, permanent markers, and mod podge!

Posted by meg s. from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See meg s.'s 72 projects »
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  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 1
    Step 1

    trace or draw your butterfly on heavy clear plastic.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut out your image on the outside of the black if you want black around it or on the inside if you do not.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 3
    Step 3

    draw a line down the center and design one wing

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 4
    Step 4

    fold in half on the line and then copy the first wings design onto the second folded over wing.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 5
    Step 5

    color it in with the markers and remember it is a mirror image. It is a good idea to use wax paper to color or in so the side face down does not stick to the surface. I like to color and mod podge both sides...but that's just me.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 6
    Step 6

    you want to paint the wings with a thin coating of mod podge. you want to repeat steps 5 and 6 2 or 3 times to insure the color and depth of color. Let dry in between each coating I find three is best.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 7
    Step 7

    I used flower pistons as the antenna I just happened to have them in many colors so black worked best.
    I used just a bit of hot glue to attach the antenna.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Beautiful Butterflies - Step 8
    Step 8

    that's it now you can do things with it....like....attach it to a rock for a paper weight. Put it on a barrette or use a pipe cleaner to attach it to your plants a hat....string with clear fishing wire and put in a window or make a child's mobile....and you can make anything not just butterflies!!!!!
    Be creative and let me see what else you make!

  • Step 9

    no pic yet but I have been putting glitter on the edges and on some of the color for pop....so beautiful also going to try wire with beads for the legs and attachers...pictures coming soon

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Mistress Nora of Madness
Mistress Nora of Madness · Potterville, Michigan, US · 33 projects
Thanks for sharing your art. I love it. keep Crafting
meg s.
meg s. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 97 projects
thank you so much! you made my day!
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