Angela Dodson’s stunning butterfly wreath!Katie Heron
Hi everyone! I had so much fun creating this rainbow butterfly wreath with the brand-new Nature’s Textures range by Angela Poole. One of my favourite things was to stamp onto tissue paper for the base of the wreath! Read on to see how I made it (yes there was a lot of fussy cutting and heat embossing!) But I LOVE how it turned out 🙂
First, I selected a few of the texture stamps from the Nature’s Textures Stamps & Stencils – Hexagon set. I used three ink pads in earthy tones, then stamped the designs onto pale yellow tissue paper.
Next, I tore the tissue paper randomly and attached it to a polystyrene wreath using Mod Podge and a large paintbrush.
While the wreath was drying, I used the Nature’s Texture’s Stamps and Stencils – Chevron set to stamp three large and three small butterflies onto coloured card. I used seven brightly coloured papers and inks to represent a rainbow (if you do the same, you will have 42 butterflies!) I then fussy-cut them out with a small, sharp pair of scissors. (Yes you may get sore fingers, but the result is SO worth it!) I shaped the wings of each butterfly (you could do this around a large paintbrush handle or similar).
Next, I heat-embossed one large and one small butterfly from each colour using clear gloss embossing powder, and one large and one small from each colour using holographic embossing powder. I left one large and one small of each colour as plain colours to mix up the textures. Then I arranged the butterflies around the wreath, gluing just the body part of each one to the wreath.
Finally, I stamped the ribbon three times onto coloured card, cut them out and heat-embossed using clear gloss embossing powder. This looks great and also adds strength to the ribbons! To finish, I attached one ribbon as a loop to the top of the wreath, and two tail pieces to the bottom. You may prefer to use a glue gun for this as it will be stronger than PVA.
I hope you love creating your own version of this wreath!
Angela Dodson x