28 February, 2012

Butterfly Wing Stone with Mod Podge

Summer brings with it butterflies. In abundance. I love that this stone is a way to preserve that beauty, once they have left our skies.

 Wanderer (Monarch) Butterfly
 Male Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly underside
Male Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly from above
 Wanderer (Monarch) Butterfly found on our recent camping trip.

The process is simple really.
I smeared a thin layer of Mod Podge underneath where I would place the wing. Carefully pressed out any air bubbles until it was dry. Then gently covered over the wing with more Mod Podge to seal it, and to protect the wing from fingers and the elements.

I have placed it on display with other Summery things. On our Seasonal Table Display in the kitchen. It gets many comments.
Next time, I will use a much paler pebble, so that the beautiful natural colours of the butterfly's wings, are shown with more justice.


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    1. I love that you keep popping by Carole! Lots of Love to you all x

  2. Lovely idea! We are experiencing a migration of the Caper Whites at the moment here in East Africa and the kids have found many. Perfect craft to do with them at the moment

    1. Butterflies are such mesmerising and interesting creatures aren't they? Fascinating! Their metamorphosis is a true miracle of nature. I am completely in love with the fact that our children (& ourselves) can be so completely involved in their life cycle from start to end. Finding eggs on leaves. Watching caterpillars feed. Spotting cocoons. Enjoying butterflies. And then carefully touching and studying them, when they're short life comes to an end. It's so complete!


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