Butterfly & Tulip Vase Project

Butterfly & Tulip Vase

Paper Casting Project

A lovely addition to your Easter party table!

Easter vase decorated with painted cut-out paper castings from Rycraft cookie stamp designs #057 Butterfly and #190 Tulip

#057 – Butterfly#190 – Tulip


Shortbread cookies stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp designs #237 Three Tulips and #190 Tulip

#237 – Three Tulips,   #190 – Tulip

Materials Needed: 

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp each: #057 – Butterfly and #190 – Tulip
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
2 paper castings* of design 
#057 – Butterfly   and
          4 paper castings* of #190 - Tulip (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions)
1 wood vase painted white
Acrylic varnish

Acrylic paints:  yellow, orange, red, green, blue-green

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting 
). The choice is yours.


1.  Let paper castings dry thoroughly. Then with sharp scissors carefully cut out 2 butterfly designs and 4 tulip designs. Note: Remove one leaf from 2 of the tulip castings.   
2.  Varnish each cut-out to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design swell and disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. 
3.  Apply yellow paint as the background color on the butterfly cut-outs as well as the tulip cut-outs and let dry. Apply red and orange to butterfly (as shown) and to highlights of tulip flowers (as shown).
4.  Apply green and blue-green paint to the raised portions of the leaves as shown.
5.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted cut-outs and let dry.
6.  Glue 1 butterfly to opposite sides of the vase.
7. Glue tulips as shown on opposite sides of the vase, so that there are 2 flowers and 3 leaves.

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