Do you like butterflies? Would you ever be amazed by how beautiful they can be? Sometimes, I really wonder how the mother nature can design such beautiful and delicate pattern on these little wing friends. I saw many people collect butterflies and make specimen of them. Personally, I really don’t like that. And I believe there are many people like me, such as Kerilynn Wilson, the Oregon-based artist who create gorgeous hand-painted paper sculptures of butterflies and beetles as “collection” without actually harming them.

According to Wilson, “As it turns out making Painted paper bugs combines 3 of my most favorite things: Paper craftiness, drawing/painting, and beetles, butterflies, and all things insect. I find it incredibly relaxing in my time off from my illustration work to design them.”

Take a look at these incredibly gorgeous insects! They are so realistic, appearing to have just landed or about to fly away. If you like these, you can head over to Wilson’s Instagram page to see more. If want to have one of these beautiful but harmless collection, you can head over to Wilson’s Etsy store.

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

Image belongs to: Kerilynn Wilson

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