There is a story behind this butterfly house. (I promise I will be brief.) I was looking for birdhouses at Michael's one day this past spring, when I saw this very interesting little house. When I picked it up, I read the tag which said that it was a butterfly house and I immediately thought about how sad that was. Of course, in retrospect, I realize that it is actually created to house a cocoon until the butterfly emerges and can be released. Anyway, all I could imagine was how the butterflies I would keep in there would probably die prematurely. Unless, of course, they weren't actually real--like if I made them from glitter! And an idea was born.LM 255, LM 256, and LM 121.
Ultrafine Transparent 85 Crystal for all of them. I did each one on the paper and on some clear double sided adhesive tape. Then, I held it up to the light and attached the transparent tape to the back of the paper, lining up the butterfly. Then, I cut around each. On to the goodies--the colors I used. The blue butterfly was created in this order: Ultrafine Opaque 79 Black (placed on the stencil and pushed into place), Chunky Opaque Hologram 254 Stratosphere (for glitz), Microfine Opaque 504 Blue Diadem (for sharpness) and, of course, Ultrafine Transparent 85 Crystal for the background. The orange and gold butterfly was created using the black, Chunky Opaque Hologram 251 Comet, Ultrafine Opaque Hologram 336 Alien, Microfine Opaque 501 Monarch, and, of course, Crystal. The final Double Glitter project, the moth, was made with Chunky Opaque Hologram 253 Aurora, Ultrafine Opaque 157 Purple Lame, Microfine Opaque 510 Terra Blue and Crystal.