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:
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue
- Strathmore Watercolor Paper – 90lb.
- Grapevine Wreath – 12″
- Butterfly Die Cut and Die Cutting Machine
- Paintbrush and clean water
- Paper Trimmer
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.
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.
Cut four butterflies from each 4 1/2″ by 6″ faux watercolor background and I saved the blanks to use for another project!
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.
Here is a close-up of the wreath
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!
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!