The butterfly has been mounted at a higher elevation than the flowers, I have used basic shapes and have followed the vein layout of the butterfly wings as closely as possible on order to get it to look realistic but did not attempt the tiger stripes since I had not figured out how to get the black and white inside a single veined section at that time.
I have made 4 wings and then glued the lower part of the wings on top of the upper wings. Take a closer look
In order to get the body, I have quilled pegs and shaped them like a swallowtails, and then cut black and glued it on the body.
I have quilled butterflies quite successfully before with my butterfly tree for which I quilled the monarch following the wing sections very closely as you can see in the close up. For butterfly garden I quilled a stylized butterfly to fit the whimsical look of that frame with no reference to reality!! ... lets call it artistic license !!!
Then for Butterfly Heart, I only used beehive quilling for the wings and finally for Lilac & Butterflies I graphic quilled the butterflies. So in my long journey with quilling butterflies I have tried all methods. But wait.... I have another method in store for a later post!!
Hope you like this one.