It started off as an experiment, but later I decided to feature the butterflies as part of the hantaran. The process of making them tested a lot of my patience (what didn't? haha). It took me almost 3 days to finish a butterfly (I only quill at night time), and took almost 2 weeks to finish all 7 (done leisurely while watching online kdrama hahaha). In order to have the butterflies stand on their own on the hantaran, I tied the middle part of the butterflies with a soft wire.
(The making of)
They weren't very neat, and I still have lots to improve on (they did leave bits of smudges in the end product), but I'm still happy about them. They're my first 3D quilling butterflies after all. The making of the 3D butterflies were a bit tedious, especially when gluing the wings, but I'm fully satisfied that the glue was strong enough to hold the flippable wings together.Yes! The wings. are. flippable! :P
All the 7 butterflies were done using the same techniques, the same amount of paper, and yet, they still came out slightly different from one another - which I love! :)
Enjoy the butterfly feast okay! Up next - the boxes! :P