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Create your own butterfly art!
Create your own, 3-D mounted butterfly "taxidermy" from handpainted watercolor artwork.

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  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Faux Butterfly Taxidermy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print and cut-out your butterfly artwork.

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Faux Butterfly Taxidermy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use Mod Podge, painted over the heavy string (I used quilting thread) to stiffen and bend to create the antennae. Then use a bit of glue to attach to the back of the "butterfly".

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Faux Butterfly Taxidermy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Bend (slightly) the "butterfly" in the middle and attach to the backing paper using a glue dot. Now you're ready to frame it!

  • How to make a taxidermy mount. Faux Butterfly Taxidermy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Ready to hang!

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