Thursday, October 18, 2012
It is my granddaughter's birthday on Halloween Day! She will be 5 years old! Wow, all my grandbabies are growing so quickly! She loves anything animal. I was told that she loves zebras and butterflies so I decided to mix them and make a wall canvas for her! I tried applying vinyl zebra strips to the canvas but they would not stick. I even followed suggestions I found on line about painting the canvas a couple of times first. I did that and it still didn't stick. Then about applying Mod Podge. I did that. It still didn't stick. So I went the really easy route and bought fabric! Doesn't that look nice!? She has a lot of hot pink in her room so I decided to use hot pink vinyl to make the butterflies. When I went to buy the hot pink, I found the "Pink Fizz" color at JoAnn's. It sparkles! That was enough for me! I layered a few of the butterflies with the Pink Fizz and made the canvas sparkle a bit! I got the butterfly file from someone on the MTC forum. I can't tell you who as I got this shortly after I bought MTC and didn't label my files as to who made them! I know, dumb me! Anyway, I do thank whomever made the file so that I could make this beautiful canvas for my granddaughter. I used MTC to duplicate the butterfly and make various sizes. Then I cut them out with my Black Cat Lynx. Such a nice combination to work with! When I put the single-layer butterflies on the canvas, the zebra stripes showed through just a bit so it makes it look like the butterflies are pink zebra striped! I didn't plan that, but it is a nice touch! I hope she likes it!
It was hard to get a good photo without having the glitter vinyl shine. I tried with a flash (top) and without a flash (bottom). On some of the butterflies the vinyl looks orange! I PROMISE it is hot pink! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful week! Just as a side note - today is my 23rd anniversary! Happy Anniversary to me! (and my husband!)