Sweet Life Butterflies Organizer

Materials

  • 6-drawer Organizer, 12-1/2”x13”
  • Assorted decorative papers, 12” square, four sheets
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Gooseberry Pink, Green Mist, Sable Brown, Sand, Violet Haze

Tools

  • Plaid Mod Podge
  • Loew-Cornell Paintbrushes: Shader, Series 7300, #10, #16; Liner, Series 3350, #1; Round Stroke, Series 7040, #6; Dagger, Series 7800, 1”
  • Loew-Cornell Spongit: 1/2”, 3/4”
  • Craft knife and cutting mat
  • Fine-grit sandpaper

Directions

STEP 1

  • Arrange papers on organizer as desired; lightly mark placement with pencil. Remove drawers. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to découpage papers to organizer frame. Stack drawers as placed in cabinet, leaving 1/4” space. Découpage papers to each side. When dry, use craft knife to carefully cut drawers apart. Sand edges.

STEP 2

  • Print and cut out patterns on the last page; transfer designs. Paint non-papered areas one coat Sable Brown, Green Mist, or Gooseberry Pink. Use Spongit to add Gooseberry Pink and Green Mist dots to Sable Brown areas. Use #10 shader to paint Sable Brown diamonds on Gooseberry Pink areas. Use liner to paint Sand swirls on Green Mist areas.

STEP 3

  • Basecoat any butterfly designs on papered areas with Sable Brown. Use worksheet as stroke painting guide. Paint the following:

Small Butterfly

  • 1. Body: Gooseberry Pink; highlight with mix of Gooseberry Pink with Sand.
  • 2. Antennae: Violet Haze; highlight with mix of Violet Haze with Sand.
  • 3. Wings: Load dagger with Green Mist, then tip into Sable Brown; blend on palette. Stroke top and bottom wings next to body on each side. Use #6 round stroke and Green Mist for remaining comma strokes, starting from outer edges toward body. Highlight on widest part of stroke by floating mix of Green Mist with Sand.

Medium Butterfly

  • 1. Body: Violet Haze; highlight with mix of Violet Haze with Sand.
  • 2. Antennae: Green Mist; highlight with mix of Green Mist with Sand.
  • 3. Wings: Load dagger with Gooseberry Pink, then tip into Sable Brown; stroke top and bottom wing centers by pulling from tip to tip. Fill in wings with Gooseberry Pink comma strokes. Highlight outer strokes with mix of Gooseberry Pink with Sand.

Large Butterfly

  • 1. Body: Green Mist; highlight with mix of Green Mist with Sand.
  • 2. Antennae: Gooseberry Pink; highlight with mix of Gooseberry Pink with Sand.
  • 3. Wings: Violet Haze.
  • 4. Upper wings: Add Gooseberry Pink dots, Green Mist squiggle, and larger Gooseberry Pink dot. Line squiggle with mix of Green Mist with Sand. Paint comma strokes Sable Brown; highlight widest part with mix of Sand with Violet Haze.
  • 5. Lower wings: Load dagger brush with Violet Haze, then tip into Sable Brown; paint with center stroke, then paint remaining strokes.

Finishing

  • 1. Use liner to outline all wings with Sand. Break up design with dots or squares, then stroke on long curve shapes.
  • 2. When dry, apply several coats Mod Podge.
by Kelly Hoernig

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/1849/73738bb7-d2a7-4073-9a30-f781ddff6997.pdf



Sweet Life Butterflies Organizer
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