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Papillons by synconi Papillons by synconi
This was created for the recycling and reusing contest at #projecteducate.

Please fullview to see the little butterflies in better detail.



My grandfather and dad are both collectors of stamps, and they passed the bulk of their collections down to me when I was pretty young, not even double digits yet. I've always loved the beautiful designs of stamps, the stories they tell and the history imbued in them...

Whilst cleaning up my room last month (for the first time in over a DECADE) I looked through some of my stamps-in-waiting (stamps that are still stuck on the original envelopes) and found a treasure trove from the Christmases of '98 and '99. Lots of them have a little metallic gilt to them, especially the ones that feature angels, and I thought they'd work beautifully as butterfly wings.

Each of these teeny things is inspired by Michael Lafosse's butterflies, though only two here are completely designed by him, and each one is unique. :love:

Thank you for looking!

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+ 12 used stamps dating back to Christmas 1998 and 1999; including Christmas Angels and Millennium Series: The Christian's Tale
+ Latest edition of the local newspaper
+ Alexander Swallowtail and Origamido Butterfly by Michael Lafosse, diagrammed in "Origami Butterflies"
+ Commissions
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SimplyMint Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations, you've been featured hereAww
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veryverystrawberry Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Loved it! :D
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Aww glad you did! :)
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anaclf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
How cute!!
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:
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charliespiral Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
like
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:w00t:
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AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I have that book, I cant fold ANY of them!
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Aww! Which ones have you tried?? :hug:
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fractalbeauty25 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing folding and photography like always!! your brilliance is shown in how you made every butterfly unique :love: just curious, how large is each butterfly? if you folded these from stamps, they must be really really tiny :O_o:
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