There was a collection of mounted butterflies in a case at the Butterfly Pavilion, to include a Blue Morpho and the edges of a swallow tail. Because there are spaces between the specimens there are spaces in the cross shape that do not have butterfly parts as well. Thought I’d try this as an experiment.
When I made this mandala, I just said yes! It pops, the purple adds a touch of color. Went on a photo shoot at the Butterfly Pavilion a couple years ago, love the color of their wings! Just a fun experience if you have a similar place near you – go!