Butterfly Clips -
Challenge Items -
Cardstock (Butterfly Body) From Jan09 MW Express Kit
Patterened Paper with my eye color in it (Blue) From Jan09 MW Express Kit
Office Supply - Paper Clips - (Butterfly Antennas)
Something Shiny - Rhinestone Brad
Soemthing that Starts with my first Initial K - MS - Kunzite Glitter
Dark Card Stock approx. 3.5"x3.5”
Butterfly Stencil, Shape or Template approx. 4 inches or larger.
Hot Glue Gun
Rhinestones or buttons or brads etc...
Paper Clips or wire.
Specific Supplies that I used:
Making Memories Scrap booking Paint – Espresso
Ink it up – Chocolate Brown
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Arctic Chill Collection, Snowball
Making Memories Slice Die Cut Machine - Butterfly shape from Basics 2 Card. Cut at 4 inches.
Modge Podge Gloss Lustre Decoupage Medium
Rubber Coated Paper Clips
Rhinestone Brads with the stems cut off.
Martha Stewart Kunzite Glitter
Martha Stewart artists Glue Pen
1. Prepare your clothes pin by painting it the coordinating color of your choice -- this is optional, you may leave it as is if you prefer.
2. Choose and Cut out your Butterfly shape.
3. Cut the wings in half and cut off any antennas
4. Fold about 1/4" of the edges you just cut on both wings -- you will use this flap to glue the wings to the body.
5. Ink up the edges of wings - set aside.
6. Roll up your cardstock to form the butterfly body semi tight...
7. Glue the roll of card stock to secure – your glue preference - I used hot glue.
8. Trim the ends of the body so the top is straight and round off the bottom to a rounded point by clipping with scissors.
9. Run a bead of hot glue on the fold of the wing and secure it to the body -- allow the fold to go around and under the body.
10. Repeat with the other wing...
Note: feel around and position your wings how you like it, but work quickly as the glue will dry and harden fast.
11. Now that the wings are attached to the body, paint a coat of modge podge liberally all over the butterfly –
12. Allow to dry about 5 minutes then add another liberal coat all over the butterfly top and bottom. Allow this to dry about a half hour or so or until it seems to be completely dry...-- this will waterproof your butterfly and ensure that your butterfly will last for a long time, when the modge podge is dry it almost makes your paper feel like vinyl –
If you are doing this in a class this is a good time for a coffee break or if you are at home good time to throw in some laundry. If you are making a bunch or have alot of time..Put several coats on and leave them for a significant amount of time or over night to dry completely. In this case more is better.
13. Prepare you paper clip by opening it up and then bending it in half and curling the tops in a coil with a pair of wire cutters... long nose or rounded nose works best. You can also use regular wire or whatever you have on hand.
For a class you can do step 13 while waiting for the first coat of modge podge to dry..
14. In the roll of your body at the top -- there should be an opening... squeeze some hot glue into this opening and insert your antennas. Allow to dry – I think this works best, but if you have another idea, go for it.
15. Place a bead of glue at the top of the body and right at the antennas and glue on a rhinestone or whatever you have chosen for a head.
16. Run a bead of glue all down the length of the bottom of the body and secure it to your clothes pin... position it so you have room at the top to pinch the clothes pin open without damaging your antennas..
17. Now you can leave your butterfly as is, or you can further embellish with glitter or whatever you would like... enjoy your Butterfly Clips!