DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath 2


Good morning y’all!  Beth from @creativelybeth back to share another fun tutorial!  Earth Day is fast approaching on April 22nd and the Design Team is creating nature-inspired projects all week.  My DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath features faux water coloring with my favorite Tombow Dual Brush Pens!

Here’s What You Need:

Step One:

Cut the 9″ by 12″ watercolor paper in half.  To create the faux watercolor backgrounds, scribble 2-3 shades of Dual Brush Pen over the surface, add clean water using short strokes and making sure not to blend the colors too much.  Set aside to dry.

Create a DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Step Two:

Once the backgrounds are dry, die cut the butterfly shape. I used the Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix Bigz Die, Easter Elements, but any cutting system would work.

Create a DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Cut four butterflies from each 4 1/2″ by 6″ faux watercolor background and I saved the blanks to use for another project!

Create a DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Step Three:

Crease the wings at the body to create dimensional butterflies.  Attach butterflies in rainbow order to a grapevine wreath with MONO Multi Liquid Glue, which sets up quickly and dries clear.  Apply 3-4 of each color of butterflies all flying in the same direction to the wreath and work in ROYGBIV order.

Create a DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Here is a close-up of the wreath

Create a DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Today, I used an assortment of rainbow colors, but a monochromatic color scheme would be lovely as well!  Apply the butterflies to a canvas and you have a unique piece of home decor on a budget!

Create a DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

I hope that you have enjoyed my DIY Rainbow Butterfly Wreath and you will use my project as a jumping off point to showcase YOUR Tombow creativity!  More rainbow inspiration can be found HERE with Smitha’s Rainbow Lettering post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth


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