Saturday, April 16, 2011

Butterfly Bauble

Butterfly Bauble

Technique: Decoupage

Materials:
Glass Bauble
Multipurpose glue/sealant such as Liquitex, Modge Podge, Royal Coat
Butterfly print tissue paper

Tools:
Paintbrush
Curved cuticle scissors
Clean damp sponge

With the cuticle scissors carefully cut as many butterflies as you need from the tissue paper. It is quite flimsy and difficult to manouvre, slow and steady is the key here, and sharp scissors!

When you have as many images as you require, place the first one on the bauble and hold in place with your thumb. With the paintbrush pick up a dollop of sealant and lifting back one wing, spread it evenly over the glass. Fold the wing back over in place and smooth over with the brush. Repeat with the other wing. Take a small piece of damp sponge and hold it firmly in place over the butterfly, this dampens and softens the paper and encourages it to take form and adhere to the round glass.

Repeat this process with all the butterflies and allow to dry for 2-3 hours. With a clean, damp sponge slowly and carefully clean the surface of the glass. You can wipe over the butterflies without damaging them but avoid "scrubbing" over them.

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