Saturday, 27 April 2013

Encaustic Butterfly - a Birthday Project

I am taking part in a project to create a butterfly for someone on DoCraft. For her birthday she has asked if anyone would like to make a butterfly from a template and I thought encaustic painting would make a lovely one. Here is the blank template:


I decided to cut out a couple of these onto encaustic card so that I could paint the waxes onto them. For this butterfly I used reds and a dark pink wax. The effect was created by just 'dabbing' the iron onto the card several times and I did this to both butterflies.

To protect the wax I have coated it with a protective sealant and then stuck the two butterflies together using a glue gel. I bent some wire for the antennae and pushed these into the glue gel and then added gem stones for the body.

So, here is the finished butterfly which will be winging its way to sparklingblackrose on Monday - hope you like it x




16 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous too, xxxx

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  2. stunning butterfly! I still need to make mine, Fi x

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  3. beautiful butterfly,lovely colour. sue xx

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  4. Stunning butterfly, what a lovely project to get involved with. Just hopping by. Lizzie

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  5. This butterfly has really got the WOW factor!

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  6. Oh, I love seeing different crafts and techniques, I love the way you've transformed this butterfly. Just hopping by, have a great weekend!

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  7. Wow,it's gorgeous.she is going to love it x

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  8. Stunning work - love the colours and the irridescent glimmer
    Linda x

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  9. Stunning project - love the colours.

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  10. Gorgeous butterfly, love the colour

    happy hopping
    Lorna xx

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  11. You will have made sparklingblackrose a very happy lady on her birthday. Your butterfly is amazing xx

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  12. What a beautiful butterfly....love the colours...Julieannex

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  13. Angela you really did excel yourself lovely, its absolutely stunning and I cant thank you enough for getting involved :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  14. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, love the colour.

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  15. Stunning butterfly!
    hoppity x

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