As you can see from this card, I made a multi-colored butterfly by following the steps I've shown below but also adding a 2nd color to the fork before tying the twine and taking it off the fork.
Here is how I made the butterflies:
First, wrap as much twine around a fork as you'd like. The more twine you use the fuller your butterfly will be. For the size of butterflies I made on the frame, I wrapped the twine around all four tines on the fork. In order to tie the butterflies evenly at the end, it is best to wrap around an even number of tines.
After you've finished wrapping, you will want to take a contrasting color of twine and wrap around the center tine twice and tie. You will want the knot centered at the top of the butterfly. Be sure to pull tight. Once you tie your knot this piece will also become your butterfly's antennas.
This is what the butterfly looks like after you've taken it off the fork.
The last step is to trim the antennas to the size you would like them to be.
If you want to make the smallest butterflies, I wrapped the twine around only 2 tines and then completed the steps above.
Thanks for the inspiration Jennifer!!
Pop into the store today to get some of these yummy twine and make some of these sweet butterflies for your next project!
The new Miss Caroline collection from My Mind's Eye is now on the shelves and going fast!! There are four different colour schemes within this gorgeous collection so there is sure to be something to please everyone.
Check out what the MME Design Team did with these yummy products....
Both projects created by Suzanne Sergi
Created by Suzanne Sergi
Created by Lisa Spiegel
Created by Jana Eubank
Created by Amber Packer
Both layouts created by Lisa Spiegel
Come by tomorrow again and take a peek at the new Authentique in store.
Pop into the store to check out the new collection from Reminisce - Expedition Destination.
Just to whet your appetite, here are some samples from the Reminisce Design Team.
Created by Cindy Noesen
Created by Lynne Forsythe
Created by Angela Ploegman
Also, new on the shelves are the Simplicity Pattern Punches from Tonic.
'Simplicity' - the name says it all! The ingenious (and patented) gearing mechanism takes all the effort out of punching from the user meaning even the most ornate shape can be punches effortlessly! Simplicity Patterns create wonderful patterned borders or strips - perfect for every craft project!
And here are some layouts putting these fabulous punches to use. All layouts are created by Tonic Design Team member Missy Brozek....