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.
Thank you for looking!
+ 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"
I have that book, I cant fold ANY of them!
amazing folding and photography like always!! your brilliance is shown in how you made every butterfly unique just curious, how large is each butterfly? if you folded these from stamps, they must be really really tiny
Thank you so much! They're each about 1.5cm wide, or smaller.
papillons! :3 they're lovely ^^
You're choices in stamps really do pay homage to the wonderful colours and patterns in butterfly wings, and I love how each one has it's own subtle differences
Aww I'm glad you like them- I was going to stop after making three, but couldn't resist all the pretty stamp paper...
they're all so cute!~
This is an adorable idea.
Sparkling and ingenious; outstanding!
Thank you thank you, Sam. I miss you!
Aw sweetie, you know I'm always here!
I do, I'm just all flitty (like a butterfly) for this season of life...
Oh oh oh, I'm learning to drive!!! Like a boss.
Like a butterfly! If you promise to drive on the right side of the road, I'll show you the way to some outstanding restaurants in downtown Denver!
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The fact that all these butterflies are shaped differently shows how brilliant you are. Great job.
beautiful butterfly QwQ everything looks unique in their own shape
the light blue one, top 2nd from right really catch my attention
Good luck for the contest !
I WAS going to make 12 of all the same species of butterfly...but then thought that would be boring. I'm especially fond of that blue one and the bottom left one with colours like the sunset
did you made them all with 12 different tutorials? or you just like explore beyond your imagination? those are amazing QAQ and great idea using 'used' papers to made those, would want to put cute butterfiles like that in my room