October is almost here! And while I am not quite ready for bats, pumpkins, and spiders just yet, I thought it would be fun to make a little something that could ease us into the spooky season. Because, if butterflies are emblematic of spring and sunshine, then moths must make great representatives for fall and moonlight! So, let’s gather up some pretty paper and make an intricately layered moth.
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I know moths sometimes get a bad rep: in fact, I remember a former co-worker once calling them “apocalyptic butterflies.” (Personally, I think that description makes them seem extra cool, but maybe that’s just me). But, I think things are starting to change. I’ve been seeing some fun videos lately, explaining how neat and unique moths are, and I think that’s great! The world needs more positive moth PR.
I really went for it with the fine details in this design! Moths are such delicate creatures; and, even though this piece is more illustrative than anatomical, I wanted to convey that same sense of delicacy in the finished design.
These moths would make for a really pretty wall art piece, or even just a fun craft to make with a loved one! If you want to give your moth a little more depth, you can add foam tape to a few of the layers (instead of glue).
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making this intricately layered moth. And don’t forget to share your super cute, finished creation with me on Instagram!
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