Spring Butterfly Specimen Art

It's not feeling very Spring-like here today.  It's rainy and cold. Boo!  
 But I'm trying to fake it by having some Spring indoors.  

So I'm sharing my latest project...

it's Butterfly Specimen Art.

I found a piece of thin wood in my stash that I gave a sloppy coat of white paint.  
I didn't even pre-sand the wood, that comes later.

I then taped off a frame around the piece of wood and painted it black.

Then I sanded the wood down to give it some character and get all of the rough spots off.

I punched some butterflies out of patterned paper and glued them onto the piece of wood.

This butterfly specimen art is a part of my Spring Mantel that I'll be back to share.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Spring!!