Guys! I've been pressing flowers lately! Like with an official flower press and all! In the throes of excitement, I *may* have pulled the flowers a wee bit early. I don't care! My hasty decision to withdrawal the flowers from the press has left me in the ogle zone; incessantly gazing at the wonder of a preserved flower. I am especially fond of the pressed ferns and Gingko leaves. The green color of the leaves is familiar and soothing. It's like looking at the person who has cared for you since birth.
Whilst lovingly caressing and staring deeply into my Gingko leaves, it occurred to me they look like Luna moths! The curvature of the leaves are very similar to those of the moth's wings. Curiously, the stems of the leaves resembled the lower hindwing tails! When the leaves are turned stem side up, they resemble the antennae! (Though, I ultimately opted to go with tiny ferns for the antennae).
Gingko leaves (4 per moth)
Large white buds
Small blue/purple petals
Small white buds or petals you can cut down to small circles
Small dark stems or tiny twigs
Optional: Small ferns for the antennae
1. Create the bottom half of the moth by overlapping two leaves, stems down.
2. Use two more leaves to create the top wings of the moth. Overlap the stems. Alternately remove the stems and use small ferns to create the antennae.
3. Add small blue/purple petals to the create the eyespots.
4. Use the small white buds to define the eyespot.
5. Place the large white buds in the center of the moths.
TAAA-DDAAA! You have created a beautiful moth! Take pics and show all your friends!