Saturday, June 10, 2017

Alice Butterfly

A couple of days ago I posted my Foundations Décor Floral Wood Butterfly. You have heard it before, I think outside the box! I kept looking at the butterfly and kept saying to myself something is missing.  This is a dimensional butterfly, it has a bare back.  The gears in my brain started churning, "what could I do without taking away from the stained wood?" 
Add text, not just any text, butterfly related text.   One of my favorite themes is ALICE...  she has a conversation with a caterpillar... that was what lead to the text used for this project!     

Foundations Decor Wood Butterfly
Clothes Pin
Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze
Metalic Rub on
Argyle Amber Florals

Click on the above link to see how I stained the Foundations Decor Wood Butterfly with Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze to create the beautiful butterfly above.

Now let's get to work on the back side of the Foundations Decor Wood Butterfly.  Find the desired text you would like to use.  I have a paperback of  "Alice in Wonderland" that I use for art projects.

Glue stick was used to adhere the wing inserts to the back side of the text.   For this project I wanted to get the word caterpillar on my pieces as many times as possible.

Next sand to edges to give them a nice clean edge. I used sand paper since it was handy.  You could use a file or emery board for this step.

Using the same Metalic Rub on pallet as the edges of the wooden butterfly add color to the wing inserts, outlining the edges like the base!
Cut words to add to the clothespin.  Adhere with glue stick and add color with Metalic Rub ons
Adhere the wing inserts with glue and allow to dry.
Add an Argyle Amber Floral to the butterfly off center!  Now my  Foundations Décor Floral Wood Butterfly is finished!

Hope you have enjoyed my morphing butterfly!
Be sure to come back each day to see more Design Team projects using Foundations Décor products!

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