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I was hoping to do a design or collage using vintage maps but all I had access to chopping up was an old road atlas from 1989! I then had the idea to create a piece of work with a vintage feel and that took the form of an antique butterfly collection. I chopped up bits from my road atlas to make the butterflies, on some of them I embellished by stitching on scraps of fabric as I like the mixed media result. Other butterflies I worked on in Photoshop and then put them all together for my own vintage-modern butterfly collection. For a bit of quirkiness I have named some of the butterflies after favourite songs and also other bits of text which mean something to me.
PLEASE NOTE: this is a small print version of the larger butterfly fabric and consequently the little names under the butterflies are too small text to read but it still looks rather nice.