butterflies by catherine swan

These beautiful butterflies are made by Australian artist Catherine Swan. Hand cut from vintage magazines, Catherine’s paper butterflies appear to be specimens from a nostalgic technicolour world perpetually fluttering between the 50s and 60s. Featuring powdery lilacs, candy pinks, baby blues and the same shade of orange you’d normally find in soft centre chocolates, these Papillons de Papier are meticulously cut from the articles and advertising found in dusty old Esquires and Playboys. You can visit Catherine’s store here.

4 Responses to butterflies by catherine swan

  1. These are amazing! And hand-cut? Wow.

  2. Since, perhaps, August, I can´t see your photos on Google Reader.

  3. These are beautiful and a fun alternative to sticking a pin through a real butterfly!

  4. Wow, what a clever idea, so pretty!

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