Google+ The Art of Friendly Plastic: Naming your Butterflies - Challenge Deadline extended to November 18th

Friday, November 6, 2009

Naming your Butterflies - Challenge Deadline extended to November 18th

Jen Lowe has been hosting Friendly Plastic party after party! I think this is a great idea she came up with to name your butterflies, especially since that is one of the categories for the Design Challenge at CHA in January 2010....read on!

We have had the most fun naming our butterflies this week. While I can't share photos yet of those that are being submitted, I can share mine.


Now this one was made with 100% scraps. Look at it closely! Nothing but scraps and loads of fun. Do you see over on the top left....the openings with the mesh? So we named her: "That one wing made it impossible to fly"


I think names should tell a story. So why not have fun with your project? Who says it has to be just one or 2 words - give it any name you want!

This next one is named: "Too puffed up to fly". Can you tell we were going with a whole theme here especially if you look at the last blog? None of my butterflies can fly. Hidden meaning - none are being entered since I was one of the winners last year. So see, put a play on the words! Have fun with it! We were just giggling up a storm around here!


And Rose, we named yours for you as well!!!







"Too Puffed" was made with ooze in cookie cutters.....but we also made up our own technique by oozing around a tool handle to create the center part. How fun is that? When you lay her flat, she looks flat....but she's really quite puffed up!


The rhinestones were in the net. The bottom layer was oozed through fantasy fibers. The centers were connected by using the hot water method and then shaped backwards.


I think I need to go shopping and find more things to oooze through. That or make some more butterfly girls! So much to do I don't know where to start!


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