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Blog entry by kiefer posted 07-07-2015 09:53 PM 2183 reads 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK here is part 2 and the part I found most interesting .
I hope you looked at part 1 which was about the basic construction method .
The color part was what puzzled me and I am surprised that no one besides Paul had a guess .
I am showing the pictures in reverse order and at the last picture it will all make sense .

This is the finished BUTTERFLY

Here you can see the accessories ,pipe cleaner ,plastic wire ,fridge magnet .floral sprays which I colored black and these are held on with glue and the pipe cleaner is bent around at the front and some glitter glue applied to the wings .

Sprayed front and back with a couple coats of hairspray to stiffen the paper and hold the shape better .
I did not paint the back which could be done to hide whatever happens is on the back.

The folded front and back wings ready to be taped together .

Using a black felt marker to add a black outline .

Both pieces pre folded and ready for the second folding .

All the layout marking for the folds done on the backside .

The patters placed on the paper and the arrangement of the pattern normally takes a bit of playing around to get the best composition of the front and back ,here I just placed them as best I could on the picture because of size .
I wanted to use something that relates to wood working but just abut any picture from a magazine or book will work and it’s a lot of fun guessing of what the final result will look like .

Here is the original picture .

Please let me know what you think and if you enjoyed this blog .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 10:59 PM

This is interesting, I think I understand but I may change my mind as I follow this.
Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 11:45 PM

Very clever, not painted at all!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 11:49 PM

You clever old coot. You had me confused, but now I think it is great.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 04:16 AM

That had me fooled. I would of never guessed. Wish it was that easy to put a finish on one of my projects.
Thanks Klaus.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 04:28 AM

very cleaver , Kiefer got to give this a try ,thanks for sharing

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 07-08-2015 09:44 AM

Absolutely brilliant Klaus! I have to try this sometime, favorited in the meanwhile. Hmm…I wonder if they sell pipe cleaners in Norway?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-08-2015 11:28 AM

Amazing Klaus!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 07-08-2015 03:59 PM

Very cool, and, if I might add, you should check out Graham Owen and his realistic fly tying abilities.

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#9 posted 07-08-2015 04:08 PM

Kiefer, thanks so much for this instructive post. These are beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 07-08-2015 05:36 PM

Pretty smart. I will make some templates for the grandchildren.
Thanks Kiefer.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 07-08-2015 05:38 PM

Nice explaination. Adding an OHHHHH to it! Sort of an origami paper fold but with a new twist? Thanks for educating us.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 07-08-2015 09:36 PM

Fantastic! Our daughter in law loves butterflies. She will love this too! Thanks for the lesson Klaus!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 07-11-2015 03:12 PM

OOoooooh, THAT’s how it’s done!

-- God bless, Candy

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