I wanted to do something different and had done a technique similar to this in a class MANY years ago so I thought I’d play around. I’m truly branching out of my box on this one! First I took a pre-made chipboard butterfly and painted it with Ranger paint dauber on both sides.
Then I cut out a piece of patterned paper and a piece of clear transparency to the shape of the chipboard. I covered the painted chipboard with Mod Podge and then added the patterned paper on top of that. While that dried, I took Kreaxions Punch #901 and punched it 3 times in a pattern on a piece of scrap paper. Then I used a foam dauber, the “template” created by the punching and some Azure Staz-On ink and made a pattern on the BACK side of the transparency.
I cut 3 flowers from Kreaxions Punch #603 (out of stock in the Just Imagine Store right now) and 3 stems from Kreaxions Punch #602, as well as 2 butterflies from Kreaxions Punch #604. I outlined my punched pieces with matching pens and using my Xyron X to add adhesive, I attached some to the chipboard piece and others to the transparency piece. I mixed stems under and over to give it more texture and interest. The sentiment sticker is under the transparency. Once I had them arranged where I wanted them, I used Crystal Lacquer to adhere the transparency to the chipboard. I made sure I spread out the Crystal Lacquer so that it wouldn’t show. After it dried, I cut away any excess pieces from the edges. Then I started embellishing it with Stickles, bling and sparkly brads that I cut the backs off of. I used Crystal Lacquer to attach them and to enhance some of my elements. After the top was dry, I punched holes in the top corners of the wings and added an eyelet on each side to make it prettier. Then I tied a piece of big ribbon so that it could be hung on a door handle or a wall or whatever! I did paint the back with the Ranger dauber but I chose not to decorate it. Finally, I added some Stickles around the outer edges to give it more interest and definition. Here’s the final product once more…
Other Materials – Chipboard Butterfly – Unknown; Patterned Papers – Fancy Pants; Transparency – Office Depot; Ink – Staz-On; Pen – Sharpie; Stickles – Ranger; Metallic Butterflies – Momenta; Brads – My Mind’s Eye; Sticker – Bo Bunny
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5 thoughts on “Hanging Butterfly”
Great project! Love all the color additions.
Great way to use the punch Ginni.
This is SO pretty! Love how you used the punch as a stencil.
Great idea using the punch to make a stencil!