Archive for butterflies

Butterfly Tune by Wendy Price

Supplies: by Wendy Price

From Stampendous:
Butterfly Tune
Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel
Micro Glitter

Plus:
Spectrum Noir (CT4, CT2, Cg2, LG2, GB11)
Memento Ink
Clear Scrap Mascil
Dreamweavers Translucent Paste
washi tape

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image twice.
  2. Cut out extra butterfly.
  3. Color images.
  4. Spread Translucent Paste through stencil. Sprinkle glitter on while still wet. Tap off extra glitter.
  5. Sprinkle Aged Bronze EP on image and heat from under.
  6. Adhere cut out butterfly over butterfly image.

Lovely Garden by Wendy Price

Supplies: by Wendy Price

From Stampendous:
Lovely Garden Die Cut Set – DCS5066
Pink Micro Glitter – MG04
Teal Micro Glitter – MG10
Sunflower Micro Glitter – MG07
Lime Micro Glitter – MG08

Plus:
Distress Ink
sheet music
Basic Grey stickers
Spectrum Noir (CT4)

Instructions:

  1. Ink sheet music in rainbow of color.
  2. Spritz with water.
  3. When dry, diecut butterflies.
  4. Arrange butterflies on cardstock in rainbow effect.
  5. Cover a few buttons in micro glitter.
  6. Adhere butterflies and buttons to cardstock.
  7. Embellish layout with photo and title stickers.

Dress Form Canvas by Debbie Cole

Dress Form Canvas by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
CRS7002 Cling Jumbo Dress Form
CRS5044 Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio
SSC1143 Steampunk Gears Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Cocoa & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Bronze, Glorious Gold, Purple Pearl, Shimmering Silver, & Worn Penny Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Acrylic Gesso by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
12″ Square Wood Canvas by Walnut Hallow
Paintbrshes
Ultra Light Oven Bake Clay by Sculpey®
ICE Resin®
Sponge Wedges
Printer Paper
Cogs
Metal Key
Paper Palette
Cardstock
Paper Towels
Palette Knife
Black Mesh
Plastic Garbage Bag
X-Acto® Knife
Glue
Sponge

Instructions:

  1. Apply Text stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black out on the palette paper. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire Text stamp. Stamp it to the upper right corner of the wood canvas. Repeat and stamp entire canvas including the sides. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean. The sponge can also be washed and reused.
  2. Using a palette knife spread gesso randomly around the wood canvas. Allow to dry. Using your hands, pull off small amounts of the Ultra Light clay and press onto the canvas randomly. Smooth it out so that it is never more than 1/4″ deep. If necessary use water to make it move. Using the Text stamp press into the clay turning it with each impression. In the upper right hand corner of the canvas press the large gear with numbers from the Steampunk Gears collection. Select more gears from this collection and impress randomly into clay. Roll out a separate piece of clay to approx 1/4 inch deep. Trace around it with the dress form stamp. Cut out with X-Acto knife excluding the stand. Bake in oven following manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Use a large paint brush to paint the entire wood canvas with washes of Cocoa. Allow to dry and wash with thinned Lamp Black. Wipe extra paint off so the black is mainly the textured areas. Dry brush the raised areas of the clay randomly with Dazzling Metallics in Bronze, Glorious Gold, Purple Pearl, Shimmering Silver, and Worn Penny. The large chip board cog, wood cog, and clay dress form were painted with the metallics. Stamp individual cog stamps randomly with Lamp Black around the canvas on any remaining flat areas. Paint card stock with Glorious Gold and allow to dry. Stamp the dress form using Lamp Black onto card stock. Trace the baked clay dress form around card stock and cut out.
  4. The wings and a variety of items were created with resin paper. Using a variety of cogs, watch parts, and hands from Steampunk Gears collection, butterflies from the Butterflies collection, and the small butterfly from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio, stamp onto plain paper using Lamp Black. Lay paper on garbage bag pulled tight. Mix Ice Resin® according to the manufacturer’s instructions and cover both sides of the paper using a sponge. Allow to harden overnight.
  5. Apply one coat of matte varnish over the entire canvas. Allow to dry. Glue cogs into place. Cut out all of the gears, watches, watch hands, and wings from the resin paper. Glue items into place onto wood canvas. To add the wings and key to the dress form, create a slit into the clay using the X-Acto Knife, then glue into place. Cut out the center of the large gear and glue into it’s impression. Add resin paper watches and hands on top of gears. Mix additional Ice Resin and poor over these items. Allow to harden overnight.

 

Asian Umbrella by Jennifer Dove

Asian Umbrella by Jennifer DoveSupplies

For Stampendous:
CRS5065 Asian Umbrella

Plus:
Copics YR000 R12 R02 R05

Instructions:

  1. Stamp two fans. 
  2. Stamp flowers on one. 
  3. Stamp butterflies. 
  4. Color all images and cut out. 
  5. Place on card base. 
  6. Stamp inside of card on cardstock. 
  7. Wrap card with acetate and adhere to itself as a slider. 
  8. Add sentiment and butterflies to slider to keep card closed.  

 

Butterfly Book by Jennifer Dove

Supplies: CRS5044_F227_Butterfly_Book_JD_800

From Stampendous:

CRS5044 Jumbo Cling Rubber Butterfly Trio
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1154 Queen Bee Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
R158 Nestled Bird

Plus:

Memento Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko
A large children’s book or any book you wish to alter
Copic Markers
Tape runner adhesive, glue dots, liquid adhesive
grape vines or other nest making material
thick acetate
sculpting clay
scissors

Instructions:

 
1.     To start off, find a book with fewer pages.  I used a children’s book with mostly illustrations.  If the book has quite a few pages you can glue them together using a tape runner to lessen the amount of pages in the book.  When you are done gluing pages you will have about 15 pages total.  You can also simply remove pages to lessen the number.  Now let the fun begin.
2.     The first and last page can be glued down onto the back of the front book cover and the back of the back book cover.  You will se a lot of the surface of this page when done, so make sure it is one you like to see.
3.     Now take the next page, which is now the new first page and follow this next step.  This will begin the base of the book.
a.     Pick up the bottom corner of the first page with your hand. 
b.     Bring it up to the center of the inner binding of the book and adhere down using a strong adhesive
4.     Follow the previous steps with all the pages.  Next you will work on the images you will add.
5.     Stamp as many images of butterflies and bees as you would like to cut and color.  The more you do the fuller the book will appear.  I used Stampendous!® Single Butterfly (F227), Stampendous!® Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio (CRS5044) and the bee from Stampendous!® Queen Bee Perfectly clear stamps (SSC1154)
6.     Color your butterflies and bees using your favorite coloring medium.  (I used Memento tuxedo Black stamp pad and my Copic markers, but any medium that you are most comfortable using will work fine)
7.     Cut all the images out using scissors and set aside
8.     Stamp a couple of the bird images.  I used Stampendous! ® Nestled Bird (R158) image
9.     Color the birds and cut them out
10.  Using a thin bark, grapevines, or twigs make a nest.  You can also use moss from your local craft store.  I found grape vine bark and soaked it in water to soften it up.  Wrap it around and around until it formed a nest (or ball).  Rubber band the nest to hold the shape until it dries. 
11.  Take the colored bird images and place them into the nest using clear glue dots or strong adhesive
12.  Take sculpting clay and make 3 oval eggs and following instructions on package to cure the eggs.
13.  Color the eggs with your desired color and medium and place into the nest using your glue gun
14.  Using your glue gun attach the bird nest to the book
15.  Now comes the time to watch your book take flight.  Take some acetate or thick clear packaging material that you saved for a special project and cut it into ¼” strips. 
16.  Fold over the end of a strip about ½” down.  Place a butterfly or bee on the end using a clear glue dot.  Cut your acetate or clear plastic about 3″ down from the image.  Do this for about half of the images
17.   Using clear glue dots adhere some of your butterfly and bee images directly on the pages of the book.  Some of the images can be coming out from in between the pages
18.  Stick the end of the acetate that does not have the image attached in between the pages using clear glue dots.  These images will appear to be “floating” above the book.  If you want the images to “come out of the middle of a page” you can cut a small slit in a page and slip it through the opening.  Fold the bottom of the acetate over about ½” from the bottom and adhere to back side of the page.
19.  Continue the process until you have used up all your images.
20.  If your pages start to slump with the weight, you can add a little adhesive in between the pages to hold them together.
21.  Now sit back and enjoy your beautiful garden that you created.
 
Other book ideas: 
 
1. Add fairies to your book for a mystical garden book (Stampendous has fairies, trains and mermaids!)
2. Using a train child’s book adhere small train tracks and miniature trains to create a train book.
3.  Create a water scene using a book on fish (add mermaids for a mystical water scene)