To put on the stand of clipart. Cut to adjust your frame. If you put fake butterfly directly onto frame’s back board, it is not necessary.
5.Scissors, Designing Knife, Cutting Mat, Glue
Glue for styrofoam is necessary, because some glue dissolve styrofoam, not fix.
And for cutting, using designing knife is better.
This is the real insect pin. Wow, expensive!
Real is expensive so I use “silk pin” for sewing. But its just for fake. Not neccesary.
7.Something Like a Styrofoam
If you want to add more detail.
DIY Specimen Case with Butterfly Clipart
Preparation ready? So here we go!
1.Print Out Your Clipart
Print out your clipart as large as you want, but smaller than your frame.
And if you want to make it like a shadow box, print it some more.
I made 2 prints.
2.Cut the Clipart
This is very easy DIY. The most difficult point is this part, cutting. Cut along the butterfly image. And cut off its body and feeler also.
With designing knife it is easier.
3.Put a Clipart on Styrofoam Cube
My styrofoam too big to be a stand, cut smaller size like below. Cut to adjust your frame’s depth, and smaller to hide butterfly’s back.
I’m not good at cutting…. But this part no one see so that’s okay. Then put one butterfly on this.
4.Add More Detail for Fake Butterfly Specimen
This is specimen so it needs insect pin. Do you see the pin is central of butterfly? It was too small and thin.
6.Put on Fake Butterfly Specimen on the Board
Then put the butterfly “2-5”, on to background board that prepared “1-3”. And fix with glue.
7. Set the Frame
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