Creating your own butterfly-themed works of art is a great way to add colour to your home, and a fun activity that can be tailored to suit all ages. You can find inspiration online or use the range of templates available on Canon's Creative Park.
"I took simple printed templates of butterflies and used them as a starting point to create beautiful butterfly artwork in both a glass dome and a box frame," says artist and paper crafter Aimee Graham. In this step-by-step guide, Aimee takes us through the process she followed when making her stunning, delicate papercraft butterflies.
Before you begin, make sure you have all your papercrafting equipment to hand. Here's what you'll need:
- A frame or display case
- Paper, such as Canon Matte Photo Paper MP-101
- A Canon PIXMA printer
- Scissors or a craft knife
- Pens, pencils or paints
- Craft wire