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Make Pretty Dragonfly Decor for your Wedding

You can add your own pretty handmade art to every guest table at your wedding reception with just a few steps.   Use the Buttons Galore and More blank craft shapes to create mini masterpieces that coordinate with your wedding theme. You can use these pieces to embellish candle votive holders, make into wedding party gifts or even as jewelry for the bride and bridal party. I played with different colors and color combinations, use what works for your event theme. I used  the idea of dragonfly decor.

Wedding Votives with Dragonfly  Decor Art by Jen Goode

Wedding Votives with Dragonfly Decor Art by Jen Goode

 

Materials you need Make Pretty Dragonfly Decor for your Wedding:

Start Ups are mini canvases for your own art

Start Ups are mini canvases for your own art

 

Steps to make your own Make Pretty Dragonfly Decor for your Wedding:

  1. Make sure to cover work space with paper to prevent spraying in unwanted surfaces.
  2. Create a stencil using a decorate punch or use a pre-made stencil. I used a tiny dragonfly paper punch to create this image.
  3. Spray adhesive on one side of the stencil and adhere to the craft shape.
  4. Spray Smooch Spritz, one color at a time on to the craft shape. You can blot the ink with a tissue to lighten it, blend it or to remove it.
  5. Use the heat gun to set color between applications.
  6. To blend colors, spray two to 3 colors before blotting or applying heat.
  7. Finish the piece of art, remove the stencil and then liberally spray Champagne Smooch Spritz and applying heat. This will give an overall sparkle to the entire piece, even on the stenciled area.
  8. Thread organza ribbon through the craft shape holes and tie around a glass votive holder.

 

Spray layers of Smooch Spritz to add color

Spray layers of Smooch Spritz to add color

 

Finish with Champagne Smooch Spritz

Finish with Champagne Smooch Spritz

Tips:

Don’t be afraid of adding more color. If you don’t heat set, you can wipe off some of the excess color and start over. Although you may not be able to wipe off all the color, you will be able to remove quite a bit of it.

If your stencil comes loose from the heat gun use, simply reapply with more adhesive spray.

Most importantly, have fun creating your own personalized dragonfly decor!

Dragonfly Art sparkles

Dragonfly Art sparkles

 

Add color layers to other Start up shapes

Add color layers to other Start up shapes

 

Wedding votives with handmade Dragonfly art by Jen Goode

Wedding votives with handmade Dragonfly art by Jen Goode

 

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Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge” of JGoode Designs, a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her creative inspirations with other moms through her sites Projects for Preschoolers and 100 Directions and as a featured contributor on various sites throughout the web. Jen's motto is "Inspiring Smiles Every Day".

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