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Distressed Butterfly Night Light for the Inventor


Butterfly Night Light
By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide

Sulfer Butterfly on Coneflower (Northwoods)
Single Butterfly (Northwoods)
White Card Stock (Unknown)
Chalk Ink Pad - Charcoal (ColorBox)
Pigment Ink Pad - Canary (ColorBox)
Chalk Ink Pad - Lipstick Red (ColorBox)
StazOn- Olive Green (Tsukineko)
Metal Craft Paint - Magenta (Dr. Ph Martin's)
Ready Tex - Fashion Orange (Dr. Ph Martin's)
Mod Podge - Matte (Plaid)
Blender Pen (CTMH)
Mister (Unknown)
Sponge Brush (Unknown)
Mulberry Paper Flowers (Prima Marketing)
Lamp Guts (Cre-8-it!)
Qwik (Chocolate Milk) Container (Nestle)
Glue Dots (Glue Dots Intl)
Scissors (EK Success)


  1. Stamp the large butterfly image twice and color in with the blender pen using the Canary ink for the butterfly and inner part of the flower petals.  
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  3. Continue coloring the petals with the red ink and finish coloring the stems with green allowing some of the red and yellow blend with the green.   
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  5. Trim the stamped images out neatly and set aside.
  6. Position the lid of the container over the acrylic lamp stand and mark off the hole for the light. Cut the hole out with the scissors.  
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  8. Remove a small portion of the container's lip for the electrical cord to exit.  
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  10. Pour about an inch of the magenta paint into the mister and mix in a couple drops of water, shake to mix.
  11. Working over a protected area, spray the container with the magenta paint and allow to dry. (Use a hairdryer to decrease drying time).
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  13. Clean the mister and repeat the previous step with a mixture of water and orange paint.   
  14. Randomly stamp the small butterfly image on the container with Stazon, carefully rolling the stamp around the corners where necessary.
  15. Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge over the back of the stamped images and adhere to the center of the lamp on both the front and backs of the container.
  16. Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge over the entire container to seal the images and paint.
  17. Using glue dots, adhere the lid, flat side down, to the acrylic base and position the light fixture in the base.
  18. Snap the container into the lid.
  19. Decorate the top of the container with the paper flowers, adhering with glue dots. 
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  21. Enjoy sharing! 

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