Friday, December 14, 2012

Butterfly Mobile (DT Decor Project by Sharon Jeffs)

Butterfly Mobile

by Sharon Jeffs

I have a real thing for butterflies at the moment; I think it must be the freedom the freedom that they represent. When I was at a nearby antiques store and found this old key, I decided it would be perfect to use to make a butterfly mobile.

I began  by stamping the Frantic Stamper Large Butterfly onto a sheet of Shrink film using Black Stazon ink. Once the ink completely dried, I turned it over and coloured the reverse side using Copic Markers then cut around each butterfly making sure to leave an edge.

Shrink plastic is really easy to use, so long as you pre-cut everything you want before shrinking.  I decided to punch holes in my butterflies, one at the top and two at the base of each wing.  After shrinking my butterflies and letting them cool, I tied a long piece of ribbon to the top of each and then to the key, staggering the lengths of the ribbon so that my butterflies each hung at different heights. Finally I added some beading to finish off my mobile and a ribbon bow to the key to finish my project.

Here is a close-up of one of my butterflies:

1 comment:

  1. This came out so pretty:) I love the addition of the beads...tfs