Well now I've been playing with crystal lacquers now. These crystal lacquer butterflies are mounted onto some of that lovely plastic that is transparent and yet holographic and looks like silk. I have also painted "the flowers" again and gone around the edges with a gold acrylic dabber.
This last green one had gold peel offs placed around the edges, which were also filled in with crystal lacquers, and embellished with flat backed jewels. Bindis were added to the butterfly bodies as a finishing touch.