This butterfly is influenced by a tropical butterfly that is known for its bright red color, it’s swift flying patterns, and its longer than usual lifespan. The artists truly captured the bold reds and contrasting black that this butterfly is known for in its natural form. To enhance the illusion of transparency, the artists use capiz shell in the upper wing to reflect more light. Hand-painted, but with varying degree of hue, this butterfly will feel like the real deal on your wall, except for the size of course.
The basic frame of the insect is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. The shell is then painted the bold colors you see. The entire front facing piece is carefully hand-painted keeping in mind the reflective qualities in the color of insects.