This project was conceived after a weekend of papers had built up on the ned of my kitchen table. I decided to Mod Podge them down to MDF boards and see where it went.
It ended up being a pretty hod-podge of theater tickets, frequent diner applications, letters, receipts, even a Michael's 40% off coupon.
Michael's 40% off coupon. See ~
The butterflies were made in a very old school fashion. I found a bunch of templates online and printed them at different sizes (100%, 75% and 50%). Then I cut them all out (very roughly, in squares) and glued them to a sheet of typing paper. I photocopied it, making myself a sheet of multi-sized butterflies. Next I printed it onto book paper.
I brushed a few coats of Mod Podge on both sides of the book paper and after it dried cut out the butterflies. The Mod Podge made them sturdy enough to accept all the layers of paint, glitter, Pitt Pen ink, stenciling etc.
It also made them stand up nicely when layered:
If you have any questions about this technique please let me know.
I finally was able to enter the Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything But a Card! challenge. Every single week I try to enter their challenges and something comes up. Hope I did it right *grin*
This is also my entry into this weeks Etsy Inspired Challenge. We were to pick a product from XS Baggage and Co Etsy Shop and I chose this iPad 1 or 2 Kindle DX Sleeve Case Cover in Twilight Moon:
The butterflies and color scheme really caught my attention.
As well as my contribution to the Quirky Crafts Mother's Day Gift challenge. Good thing my mama isn't online so I can post it. She loves butterflies and glitter, hopefully this will make my junk mail/table papers meets graffiti a little more palatable to her :-)