I seemed to have been surrounded by stencilled moths and butterflies for the past couple of weeks.
Friends and I made 80 of them to decorate the Jubilee Big Lunch at Bywell Hall. However, our offering was hugely out numbered by the efforts of the village school children and youth groups.
Photo above Susi Bellamy
Photo Susi Bellamy. From reception school to cubs and Brownies glitter and paint reigned supreme as paper templates were glued, tissued and decoupaged into a flight of exotic creatures to grace the lawns at Bywell.
London company PSG Group gave us drafting film for The Butterfly Tree.
Stocksfield company Cherry Moon greetings cards donated card stock to us for the children's butterfies. All was gratefully received and put to good use.
The jubilee decorations were our communities biggest and most fun project for a long while, the painted butterflies was just one part of it. The templates were made by enlarging a few of the shapes from the new repeating stencil featured here. We used both the surround and the bit cut out from it to draw around onto the card. White Cherry Moon card butterflies fluttered under the canopy of a huge copper beech tree.
The red white and blue butterflies were stencilled and cut from a custom sized CO13 Butterfly Stencil. They will be reused when the Olympic torch route runs through Stocksfield this weekend.
The butterfly queen flags were stencilled onto chiffon. I photographed the process to share with you ....once you have had a break from butterflies for a while!
Have you been involved in a community decorative project...Jubilee, Olympics or making the local surroundings more fab?