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Garden Party Caterpillar

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
A happy little caterpillar with a fancy hat will make party guests smile.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz.
Item #413
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Patina, 2 oz.
Item #444
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #455
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
Item #503
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #524
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Ashland™ clay pot 1 ½”
Floracraft® foam balls five at 2 ½”
Light colored burlap
Wire
Wire cutters
Black chenille stems
Hot glue gun or glue
Flat brush ½” – ¼”
Liner brush #1
Foam Spouncer® ¼”
Stencil brush ¼”
Paper towels
Brush basin
Foam plates
Scissors
Scalloped pinking shears
Ruler

Instructions

  1. Paint one foam ball each Patina, Medium Yellow, Calypso Sky, Yellow Citron and Pink. Let dry. 
  2. Brush Mod Podge onto burlap until saturated. Hang to dry. 
  3. Paint small clay pot with stripes in colors shown. 
  4. On Calypso Sky foam ball, stencil cheeks with Pink. Create Wicker White dots for eyes by dipping opposite end of brush in paint. Place Licorice dots inside white ones. Paint mouth in Licorice with liner brush. 
  5. Using hot glue gun or glue, connect balls as shown to create caterpillar body. Glue head a little higher. 
  6. Create Wicker White dots on each ball as shown with foam Spouncer to position legs. Let dry. 
  7. Cut eight lengths of chenille stems approximately 3” long. Bend in a z shape and loop one end over to create foot. Insert ends into white dots of each ball with glue. 
  8. Cut a circle from burlap with scalloped scissors. Cut between each scallop towards center to create petals. Glue to top of head. 
  9. Glue pot to head for hat. 
  10. Cut two lengths of wire and curl one end. Insert into head with glue as shown. 
Tip: Personalize clay pot hat with a name or phrase.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.