large butterfly: 14.75cm square of double batik paper (brown/purple)
smaller butterflies: 5.8cm squares of washi, painted with bronze acrylic paint on the reverse
large butterfly: Mudarri Luna Moth, wingspan of 10.7cm, height of 7cm
Butterfly for Emiko Kruckner (dominantly bronze), wingspan of 4cm, height of 3cm
Alexander Swallowtail Butterfly (dominantly Washi), wingspan of 4cm, height of 3cm
This is one of the prizes from my giveaway celebrating 50.000 subscribers. Indeed, it's one of the prizes for the "extra" winners of giveaway 5, where they could pick which of the prizes from giveaways 1 to 4 they'd like to receive.
Not only did I get several wonderful messages from this viewer, he also gave me free reign as to which model to fold: my favorite one, the one I felt like folding, from the paper I wanted to use. This actually resulted in a fold I immensely enjoyed. I decided not to stick with the five models I'd suggested, but really just go with what I wanted to fold at that point. And it was immediately clear to me: it had to be a butterfly by Michael LaFosse.
For paper choice, I decided to glue two sheets of batik tissue paper together. And because I cannot seem to fold just one butterfly by Michael LaFosse when I do, I also took two small sheets of Washi, painted them bronze on the reverse, and added two tiny butterflies.
So, this is what happens when I really feel connected to someone technically a stranger, they go out of their way to express their gratitude, give me all the flexibility I like - and my son decides to take a late afternoon nap. Such a pleasure!