Butterfly Parasol

Measures 24”X 72”

Hobby Lobby has a great party section where they offer plates, serving platters and all sorts of items in matching colors.  That’s were I found this inexpensive, plain green, paper parasol.  You can make it look anything but plain by painting it with the help of Martha Stewart and I.  The leaf stencils are Martha’s, the butterfly stencils are mine.  Combined, they result in a colorful project that would look great at any party or shower.  

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Directions

COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

step 1 - Use painters tape to divide the open parasol into four equal sections.

step 1 - Use painters tape to divide the open parasol into four equal sections.

step 2 - Spray the back of the stencil with adhesive and position it in the center of one section, one inch from the edge of the parasol.  This well-used stencil is one of my favorites.  I’ve applied the whole stencil for some projects and only sections of it for others.

step 2 - Spray the back of the stencil with adhesive and position it in the center of one section, one inch from the edge of the parasol.  This well-used stencil is one of my favorites.  I’ve applied the whole stencil for some projects and only sections of it for others.

step 3 - Airbrush the stencil with white pearl paint.  When dry, remove the stencil and move it to the next section.  Continue airbrushing until the stencil image covers all four sections of the parasol.

step 3 - Airbrush the stencil with white pearl paint.  When dry, remove the stencil and move it to the next section.  Continue airbrushing until the stencil image covers all four sections of the parasol.

step 4 -Download and print out the butterfly stencils on card stock.  Cut out the images and spray the backside with adhesive.  Position one butterfly in each parasol section, alternating small and large and their placement on the parasol.

step 4 -Download and print out the butterfly stencils on card stock.  Cut out the images and spray the backside with adhesive.  Position one butterfly in each parasol section, alternating small and large and their placement on the parasol.

step 5 - Airbrush each butterfly with copper pearl paint.

step 5 - Airbrush each butterfly with copper pearl paint.

step 6 - Using a paintbrush, paint the flowers with purple pearl paint.  They will require two or more coats.

step 6 - Using a paintbrush, paint the flowers with purple pearl paint.  They will require two or more coats.

step 7 - Paint the center top of the parasol with purple pearl paint.

step 7 - Paint the center top of the parasol with purple pearl paint.

step 8 - With a very small brush, paint the butterfly bodies with chocolate paint.

step 8 - With a very small brush, paint the butterfly bodies with chocolate paint.

step 9 - Attach Jewel-It glue to the back side of the rhinestones and attach them to the butterfly wings, alternating sizes.

step 9 - Attach Jewel-It glue to the back side of the rhinestones and attach them to the butterfly wings, alternating sizes.

step 10 -  Cut a strip of silver beads to fit around the center top of the parasol and glue it in place with Jewel-It.

step 10 -  Cut a strip of silver beads to fit around the center top of the parasol and glue it in place with Jewel-It.

 
 

Supplies

At Testors.com

  • 9475 Purple Pearl paint
  • 9473 Copper Pearl paint
  • 9470 White Pearl paint
  • 9483 Chocolate paint
  • Assorted brush sizes

At Michaels

  • Silver beads on a string
  • Rhinestones
  • Aileen’s Jewel-It Glue
  • Painters tape

At Hobby Lobby

  • Bright Ideas Paper Parasol

At Amazon

  • Aztek airbrush
  • Martha Stewart Stencil 32264 Tendrils

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