Sin City Stamps (www.sincitystamps.com):
Love of Butterflies (plate), Caterpillar (SC32-6)
Bird cage Chipboard Book (sccb68)
Branch Stencil (scs29)
8"x8" Artists Loft back-stapled traditional canvas
variety of acrylic paints ( I like metallics)
assorted polymer clay butterflies ( see info below to contact)
Creative Paper Clay
Color Box Archival Dye (Coal Black)
"The Ultimate" Glue (www.crafterspick.com)
Pentel Metallic Brush Pens in red, gold, green (www.pentel.com/store/metallic-brush-pen)
1) Paint canvas using colors of choice. I am not much of a painter so I tend to sponge paint in layers: blue, pearl, a little more blue, maybe some purple until I am happy with the look. Don't forget to paint the sides along with the top! Set aside to dry.
3) Rubber stamp "to become..." saying on a sheet of computer paper. For this canvas I wanted the words to be larger, so I scanned it into my computer and enlarged it before printing on a piece of vellum. (PLEASE NOTE: To keep ink from smearing on vellum I rub it first with the Perfect Printing Pouch from www.scraperfect.com
4) Choose a few smaller butterflies from "Love of Butterflies" plate and cut out as shown.
5) Use "The Ultimate" glue (my favorite!) to attach vellum butterflies to canvas. Glue painted cage over the butterflies. Glue rubber stamped saying in the upper corner.