Sunday, January 06, 2013

3D-ish stamped ephemera butterflies

You've probably seen something similar to these, or made them yourself--
I think they'd be sweet in houseplants, or even around photographs?
Here's a quick how-to:

First, stamp your desired image (I used the Painted Butterflies set, from
Blockheads).  Stack several layers of papers together--I used three--and
fussy cut the image and layers.

Clamp the layers together with a clothespin--not absolutely necessary, but it
makes the gluing easier.
On the back layer, add a thin bead of glue (I used Super Tacky) and nestle in
a piece of wire.  Sandwich the other layers on top, repeating the glue on each
layer.

That's it.  Super easy, right?
This one got some shimmery paints--I think he's destined for the front of a card.
You can add antennae, too, by the way, using that same glue sandwich technique.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

8 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

You know how I love butterflies and this are beautiful. Great to use for all sorts of projects.
Happy New Year.
Hugs Brenda xox

just a scrap of paper said...

Very nice, glad to see you back online!

Anita Houston said...

COOL!!! Beautiful too...nice decor piece for anywhere!

PetraB said...

a lovely decor, the butterflies look beautiful

lynne said...

They would look lovely fluttering from a ceiling.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

Love your butterfly garden! Great 3-D effect! I see these used as a lovely Spring garden table setting! Hope you are having a wonderful 2013!

Ali Manning said...

What a gorgeous project!

BetteK said...

Really love these butterflies Trisha ... such a great idea! Love Debbie xXx