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This is what you get if you take my old folded book art instructable, my cut butterfly stencil art instructable, and add them together!

As I mentioned in my previous instructables, my wife likes books and butterflies! 

This can be made as a present, or to display in your own home.

Date Made: Feb 2014
Approx Cost: £1
Approx Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Medium
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Step 1: What You Need

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Materials You Need

* A book

Tools You Need

* Computer/Printer
* Sharp Knife/Scissors
* A ruler for getting straight cuts
* Selotape or glue to fix down the templates

Step 2: Choose Book

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You could use a new book, an old book, a blank book, a picture book, a book that themes with your design, a thick book, a thin book, a plain cover, a multicolored cover; the choices are endless. At the end of the day it's up to you.

I chose a paperback book as I don't really have the tools to cut neatly through a hardback book. If you had a laser cutter you could use a hardback which would give more structure to it once cut to help it stand up. You could still do it with a knife but probably wouldn't give you a very neat result due to the force you would have to use.

I chose my design before the book, so tried to find one with a multicolored cover, as butterflies are always colorful. I also really like printed text, so wanted an old book, not blank pages.

I chose a pattern book as it gave me a big area of colour and pattern to work with. I would also of liked to of used a hardback here because they generally have a different coloured band running down the spine, which would have worked well with the butterfly body.

Mr_o_uk (author) 1 year ago
If you liked this, Check out my other papercraft/book instructables...