Friday, June 08, 2012

Bring on the Butterflies


Hello, stampers!

Aimee here with a fun little project. 



I hope you find this a unique way to use your rubber stamps!

Here's what you need:

Wire
Beads
Scissors
Shrink plastic
Clear beading string
Super glue
Staz On ink pads
Heat tool
Hole punch
Scrap fabric
Butterfly stamp

 Stamp butterflies onto shrink plastic using Staz On inks. 
Let them sit for a few minutes, then cut them out and punch holes for hanging.
Don't detail cut around the antenna- you need this area to punch a hole.

Use the heat tool and shrink 'em up!


Now, take two lengths of wire, and loosely attaché them to each other 
by twisting them together here and there.
Now, slide some scrap fabric through the wires, knotting in a few spots
to keep the fabric in place.

Cut another length of wire, and add it to the wire/fabric
along with beads. 

 Now lay out your shrink butterflies and some pretty beads.

 Bead 'em up on the clear beading string, leaving a LONG tail at the top.
Be sure to super glut the knots.

 Isn't this pretty! 

Slip the long ends of the bead string into the wire, tie knots, super glue the knots, and trim off.
Cut two more wire lengths and add some beads to each.
Twist the wires together, and attach to each end of the wire/fabric bar by simply twisting the ends
of you beaded wire onto the wire bar.


Here's your wiener!
Sammy in a box.
He dearly LOVES boxes, and is quite serious about them.

7 comments:

Cheryl LIndsay said...

Amazing!!! Great project and instructions. Beautiful!

Susan Holton said...

What a beautiful and fun project! I hope you don't mind - I'd like to link it to our Fb page at Tsukineko USA/Imagine Crafts. It's too fun not to share!
Susan

Barbara Rankin said...

How pretty, Aimee. Love the shrink plastic, too.

Ingrid Vient said...

Dang! I'm gonna get my shrink plastic sheets out that I bought years ago and make me some of them butterflies too! What a great project!

Karen L said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I know I have some shrink plastic sheets around here, and I need to get moving on them! Why do my shrink plastic images not look this great though??~

Anonymous said...

YOUR PICTURES ARE NOT VERY CLEAR - ARE YOU SAYING YOU WRAP WIRE AND PLASTIC SHEETS AND BEADS TOGETHER ANDTHEN APPLY HWAT TO MELT IT INTO ONE? yOU SURE CANNOT SEE THAT IN THE PICTURES.

Anonymous said...

SORRY, i MEANT APPLY "HEAT"