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Butterfly Table

Decorate your furniture with beautiful butterflies.

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At a Glance:

#6282 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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supplies

Mod Podge ® Brush Applicator, 4" - 12917

Number Needed: 1 $12.99
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FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Vintage Victorian, 8 oz. - 34927

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Angle Brush Set, 5 pc. - 44277

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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FolkArt ® Stencil Spray™ Acrylic Paint - Purple, 2 oz. - 6194

Number Needed: 1 $4.99 $2.75
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FolkArt ® Stencil Spray™ Acrylic Paint - Yellow, 2 oz. - 6182

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FolkArt ® Stencil Spray™ Acrylic Paint - Bright Red, 2 oz. - 6186

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Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

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instructions

Other Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Stencil Spray™ Acrylic Paint - Dark Blue, 2 oz. #6193
  • Downloadable Butterfly Coloring Page (supplied)
  • Color pencils in a range of pinks and blues
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Stencil tape
  • Cardstock
  • Thin black wire
  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Prepare your furniture for painting by cleaning and let dry. Apply 1-2 coats of the Vintage Victorian. Let dry.
  2. Print the downloadable Butterfly Coloring Sheet and make enough copies to cover your piece of furniture.
  3. Cut the copies to fit your piece and lightly tape in place with stencil tape to assure a pleasing arrangement.
  4. Remove one sheet at a time and paint and color with pencils. Let dry and lightly tape back in place. Repeat until all sheets are complete.
  5. Paint and color several extra smaller and larger butterflies. Set aside to dry.
  6. To begin gluing, choose a finished coloring sheet to start. Lay face down onto a larger sheet of wax paper.
    • TIP: Apply the Mod Podge Ultra Matte over the entire sheet. Carefully position the prepared sheet onto the furniture. Starting on one edge, slowly lower the page onto the surface and gently smooth using another small piece of wax paper.
  7. Repeat until all sheets have been applied. Change wax paper as needed. Cut out several of the extra smaller butterflies and Mod Podge over open areas.  Now brush a top coat of Mod Podge Ultra Matte over all of the paper images. If you have some bubbles, don't worry! When the piece is completely dry they should be gone.
  8. Mod Podge 3-4 of the extra butterflies onto cardstock. Let dry then cut out.
  9. To create butterfly antenna, cut 4" lengths of black wire and bend in half and spiral curl the ends. Mod Melt the antenna to the back of each cut out butterfly.
  10. Attach random butterflies to your furniture piece using the Mod Melter.

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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