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« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2008 03:29:37 PM »

Has anyone tried regular acrylic paint on these?  Or sharpie markers?

As to making the butterflies into plant pokes-here's a thought-punch two holes in the middle the the butterflies body, about an inch apart, then "thread" the wooden dowel through the holes, bottom one first, then back through the top hole (like how you use one of the wooden pick/leather hair barrettes).  You could then glue a wooden bead on the end onf the dowel so the butterfly wouldn't fall off.
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« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2008 09:04:10 PM »

Let see we use the middle .... oh what to do with the rest of bottle.  How about a way to hold that string and keep it from tangling.



I just took the top and bottom then put string in and then tape it together.  I still have to drill hole in cap.  For now I just twist on cap.

My butterflies are still drying or I would have post.

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« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2008 12:37:52 AM »

retro-redux, I personally have not used anything other than glass paints only because I had them left over from another project.  I just liked the way they looked like real glass.  I'd think that the paint wouldn't be "see through" to get the glass butterfly effect.  But it really doesn't need to be translucent in my opinion.  Your idea about how to do the garden pokes is great!!  Another thing for my to do list.

Panda, that is a great idea!! We would do about the same thing with ahem..toilet paper when I worked in the kindergarden for all of those "wet" noses. (only without the cap altogether) 
I can't wait to see your butterflies!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2008 06:58:17 AM »

Panda you are a genius!
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« Reply #84 on: June 10, 2008 07:48:32 AM »

Wow...those are so gorgeous. Just what I need to make my rainforest-themed room more come to life. Where did you buy the faux glass paint?
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« Reply #85 on: June 10, 2008 08:18:46 AM »

Wow!  You must have really enjoyed making those!   Grin  They're beautiful.
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« Reply #86 on: June 10, 2008 10:46:13 AM »

Schwthrt2:  Thank you.  I think they would be great in your rainforest room.  The paint I bought at a craft store. 

ThatNanda.  Thank you. Yeah, they were fun to make.  ("Cheaper than therapy" lol)
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« Reply #87 on: June 10, 2008 11:42:29 AM »

I took pictures of the ones I made and if i remember when I get home I will put them up for you to see. Smiley

I got my glass paints at Micheals craft store. Smiley
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« Reply #88 on: June 10, 2008 01:14:13 PM »

Eliea, I can't wait to see your butterflies. (wish I had a Michaels!!!)
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« Reply #89 on: June 10, 2008 06:26:45 PM »

I''m so glad you posted it was the perfect reminder! Here's the pictures:


I was only able to take pictures of half of them before giving them away for mothers day. But that's how they looked. Smiley
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