This fabulous little flash of pink is the first of my second batch of butterflies painted in October 2018!
She’s got a base of solid magenta wings and a pink body with silver and gold accents. The paint CraftSmart paint pens aren’t great at doing fine lines, but they are great for pointillism (as long as you don’t press too hard.)
The butterflies are finished with Liquitex Gloss sealer, which is pretty durable, but they’re cut out for life on fridge and not the sink. You should be able to wipe them clean with a damp cloth, but please don’t leave them out in the rain.
These bits of flutter are roughly 3 inches long and about 2.5 inches high. They are most likely made of birch plywood, but only ArtMinds knows for sure.
The magnets on the back are generic flat magnets, but with a double row the butterflies have a nice bit of holding power. I tested them with three pieces of printer paper and they had no issues. The magnets are reinforced with wood glue and have been painted over and well sealed, so they won’t come loose.
Have a different color in mind for your garden-themed buddy? Just drop me a line and I can paint you the butterfly of your dreams! (Or nightmares… but that doesn’t seem wise.)
Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, Apple Barrel Acrylics (20535 Light Pink, 20591 Bright Magneta, 20504 Black), and CraftSmart paint pens (Gold, Silver).