Behind the Wallpaper - Beetle Posse November 09 2017

It's finally here! 
This one has been a real labour of love but I'm proud to introduce my first magnetic wallpaper design. 
I kept the background fairly simple. Which as you can imagine, was not easy for me.
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The luxury beetles were incredibly hard to find but I finally tracked down ones that exceeded my expectations. These beetles are cast from real insects at the end of their natural life cycles. They are bred for pets and sales support insect farmers in developing countries. So although they are as close to real taxidermy as you can get, no insects died for this art. 
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When I opened the first batch of these and held one I was amazed at how real they looked, even with the intense metallic colours. Each tiny detail is captured and they are incredibly intricate. As close to the real thing as possible.
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I also sourced some fantastic brass bugs which can be used separately or together with the metallic beetles. 
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I will be putting this up in my cabin office as I can have a whole wall to stick my inspiration to rather than just a corkboard. It also means all my fabric samples and pretty postcards won't have pin holes in them. 
I would also love to see this design on a pillar as think it would work really well. You can buy just a section of magnetic wallpaper and paper the rest of the wall in normal wallpaper if you plan on focusing the bugs in just one area. 
I also made some little bug boxes which make excellent gifts. 
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I have more magnetic designs in the pipeline so watch this space!