How to make a swallow tail butterfly shadow box

Make a Swallow Tail Butterfly Shadow Box


Place your Swallowtail stamp onto your Clear Block. Flip the clear block (with your stamp on it) over to make sure your stamp is secured onto the block.

Open your Staz’ On, rub the stamp pad over the stamp, you want to check to make sure the stamp is completely inked.

Stamp the swallowtail onto the window sheet and set aside to allow it to completely dry. Tip: You can stamp 4 swallowtail butterflies onto one window sheet

On the plastic plate or container, squeeze out a small size puddle of Crystal Effects and add a drop or two of one re-inker repeat again for each re-inker.

Stir the crystal effects and the re-inker together carefully, you don’t want any bubbles or clumps. Now, your stamped butterfly should be dry now, get your paint brush and let’s get ready to paint.

Bring your swallowtail butterfly stamped image in front of you and flip it upside down. Using a small paint brush, carefully “paint” the backside of the swallowtail butterfly however you wish.

Once your done “painting” allow drying- approximately 24 hours.

Now that your image is dried you can paint a thin layer of crystal effects onto the colored area and sprinkle with dazzling diamonds to give your project a little glitz. Let it dry between colors

We are going to prep your shadow box. Using your Stampin’ Trimmer you want to cut the patio party designer series paper to 5 ½ x5 ½.

Take your dimensionals and cut one of them in half and then half again. TIp: Just cut and place them at the bottom and top of the wings of the swallowtail butterfly.

You’re now ready to place the swallowtail butterfly onto the patio party designer paper (this should already be attached to the back of the shadow box) press firmly.

I hope you or the recipient of this swallowtail butterfly really enjoys it. Psst.. This project makes a Great gift for a teacher, graduation gift, wedding gift, or keep it for yourself

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  • bnch Designer Series Paper /AKA Patterned Paper
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