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How to create a butterfly on the Pressed Plant Art.

Updated: Jun 16

In this article, I’ll show how to create a butterfly on the Pressed Plant Art. You will see photos of botanical materials, the sketch for the Pressed Plant Art and the fragment of my Pressed Plant Art "What a beauty!"


The fragment of the Pressed Plant Art “What a beauty!” A red pussycat is watching a beautiful butterfly.
The fragment of the Pressed Plant Art “What a beauty!” A red pussycat is watching a beautiful butterfly.



The sketch of a butterfly for the Pressed Plant Art. Wings of a real butterfly Monarch.
The sketch of a butterfly for the Pressed Plant Art. Wings of a real butterfly Monarch.

Stencil for wings of a butterfly for the Pressed Plant Art. Wings of a butterfly are made of dried under the press skin of Eggplant.
Stencil for wings of a butterfly for the Pressed Plant Art. Wings of a butterfly are made of dried under the press skin of Eggplant.

Stencil for details of the ornament of butterfly wings for the Pressed Plant Art. Pieces of dried orange onion skin.
Stencil for details of the ornament of butterfly wings for the Pressed Plant Art. Pieces of dried orange onion skin.

Details of the ornament of  butterfly wings for the Pressed Plant Art are made of dried orange onion skin.
Details of the ornament of butterfly wings for the Pressed Plant Art are made of dried orange onion skin.

Ornament of butterfly wings for the Pressed Plant Art is made of dried orange onion skin, dried black Eggplant skin and tiny pieces of dried white Garlic skin.
Ornament of butterfly wings for the Pressed Plant Art is made of dried orange onion skin, dried black Eggplant skin and tiny pieces of dried white Garlic skin.

I'm gluing prepared figure of a butterfly on the art. Next class I’m going to show how to do other creatures besides butterfly for the Pressed Plant Art “What a beauty!”


Pressed plant Art “What a beauty!” A red pussycat is looking at a beautiful butterfly. A blooming meadow is near a road. A frog and a rat are near pussycat.
Pressed plant Art “What a beauty!”

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