Step 1: Gather Supplies
Magazine image/photo/pretty paper
image of butterfly
optional: adhesive cardstock
Step 2: Placement
the easiest in my opinion is to use a copier to reduce/enlarge.
use photo editing software to change the size
don't change the size and find a magazine image that fits your butterfly
Cut your butterfly image out with a half inch or so of space around it.
Use a window or light box to place the butterfly over your magazine page
Tape it down with some masking tape.
If your butterfly is more than three or four inches tall, I found that they move around a lot when any breeze hits them. When displayed, it shifts them out of alignment and they can look messy. I found that applying cardstock to the back alleviates this problem. I found adhesive cardstock in the scrapbooking aisle at my local craft store, but you could glue some to the back just as easily.
Step 3: Cut
*Put your paper on top of a cutting board or scrap cardboard to protect your table.
*Cut out your butterfly. You may need to make the antennae thicker than in the image. You could also cut them off and use another material to add them later.
Step 4: Fold
*fold the butterfly in half with the pretty side facing out.
*fold each wing forward
Step 5: Display
Wrap a piece of fabric around a piece of cardboard that fits into your display.
Use straight pins to pin each butterfly into the display.
Step 6: Additional Details
I added another layer of the black adhesive cardstock to this one.