Butterfly Tray

decorative tray

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  • Watercolor pencils
  • Small round brush (#0)
  • Unpainted tray and knobs
  • Clear acrylic spray sealer
  • Sandstone paint
  • EnviroTex® Lite, 8 oz
  • White craft glue


  1. Make 12 butterfly paper clay casts. Do not exceed ½ inch thickness.
  2. Color with pencils; blend with brush and water.
  3. Spray with sealer.
  4. Attach knobs, paint tray.
  5. Space casts in tray, secure with glue.
  6. Place books on wax paper over casts to dry overnight.
  7. Brush sandstone paint into channels around casts.
  8. Allow each coat to dry, build up ‘grout’ with paint.
  9. Mix EnviroTex® according to package directions, pour into tray, tilt to get even coverage.
  10. Place on even surface to set overnight.

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