Painted Butterfly Canvas

  • Paint the canvas including the sides with the acrylic paint and leave to dry.
  • Meanwhile cut plenty of butterfly shapes from the coloured papers. Use your thumbnail to crease each butterfly’s wings upwards.
  • Cut a few 10cm lengths of the wire and thread a seed bead on one end until it sits about 2.5cm from the end, fold the wire over and twist. Repeat with the other end, then fold in half.
  • Glue these ‘antennae’ to the reverse of a few (or all if you wish) of the paper butterflies and leave to dry.
  • Using a pencil and a small plate, lightly draw a circle guide on the canvas.
  • Start to attach the butterflies by placing a dot of glue on the body only and continue until the circle is filled.
  • Once completely dry, your canvas is ready to hang.
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