This is my second Monarch butterfly , I am happy with this because it is an improvement from my previous one and also because I quilled based on a picture of the butterfly instead of other quilled butterflies . All the paper strips except the dark orange are store bought .I quilled the entire butterfly with a very fine needle. It took me about ten hours to complete this.
This is a stand alone piece I strengthened the butterfly by applying glue to the underside. It was made on request , I had it with me for sometime and found it hard to part with it when I had to .