As a follow up to the Butterfly Spreading demo videos and kit, I now have a Beetle Spreading Demo video online, and there is a Beetle Spreading Kit available in my online store, www.insectart.etsy.com
Coming Soon: Butterfly Spreading Kits
I'm working on putting together some DIY Butterfly Spreading Kits, so you can learn how to prepare and mount your own butterflies! The kit will come with everything you need to do the things shown in this tutorial. Check out the video now to get a preview of what you'll be doing, or see how I make butterflies for you!
Here is an addendum, where you can see the butterflies being spread from above. Watch the first video first, for the narration. Then, watch this one to solidify things.
|Papilio ulysses (Blue Swallowtail)|
I have been having lots of fun playing with all these butterfly wings, and am constantly thinking of new ways to use them. I am really excited about introducing two new styles of ornaments this season. This is just a sneak peek at one of the styles. I love these silver snowflakes with a round opening that is perfect to show off the most beautiful of butterfly wings. Look for them soon in several styles, and I'm always happy to customize them if you have a specific species or color you'd like to have on your tree!
|Cairn's Birdwing (Ornithoptera priamus sp.)|
|Papilio rumanzovia (Red Swallowtail)|