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Welcome to my first Dusty post for 2013. The theme for this months ATC Challenge is Fairies & Flutterbies. These butterflies will soon be available in the next new release.

Flying Chipboard Butterflies – Tutorial

I wanted to create some butterflies with the appearance that they were flying.
This is an easy technique to create movement in your chipboard butterflies.
I have used the new Butterflies #3 that are coming out in the next release.

Step 1: I have used 2 medium and one of the small butterflies.

Step 2: Soak the butterflies in water and separate into 3 layers so 3 butterflies then become 9

Step 3: While the chipboard is still wet curl up the edges of the butterflies, then dry with a heat gun. The heat gun will help the edges curl a little more too.
Step 4: Once dry I have coloured them with Smooch Spritz – Citrus Tickle, then painted the edges of the butterflies with white paint.
Step 5: Use two layers of the butterflies for the medium butterflies. To create the body take a piece of craft wire and add some beads.
Step 6: Then fold the wire around the butterfly going between the antlers and around the back.

Step 7:
To Make the small butterflies I have used each separate layer individually and gently poked the wire through  the middle of the chipboard. Add some PVA glue as you do this to hold it in place.
Dusty Attic Chipboard
ATC Chipboard Frame DA0663
Butterflies #3 DA0842

Dusty In Bloom
Mini Roses (Coming Soon)

Clearsnap – Smooch Spritz – Citrus Tickle, Splash & Ice Rink

Thanks for Dropping By!
I hope you all have a fabulous year and that all your dreams come true! x
Hugs Michelle xx


Gisy Angel

Oh I love the texture! TFS

Debbie Kingston

Lovely Michelle. I had to giggle at the “antlers”. I think they are “feelers”…but I could be wrong. I think you must have still been in the Christmas Rudolph spirit when writing the post.

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