I wanted to make something special for a friend for Christmas and she told me how much she liked the Egyptian Scarab beetle. So I searched the internet for a design that I thought would be colorful and represent the Egyptian period. Once I found the perfect picture, I downloaded it and printed it on an 8 X 11 sheet of paper.
I made 2 copies so that I could enlarge one of them and keep the other one as a visual aide as I worked on my scarab beetle. Then I cut the wings off next to the body and had 3 separate pieces to enlarge. Then I went back to the copier and enlarged them to a size that was big enough for me to get all of the colors and details in and really show how colorful it is. When I enlarged the sections, I used the black and white setting because I did not need the colors on the template.