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I painted this beetle on a library card catalogue card for the book “Beetles, Lightly Toasted.” I wouldn't advise trying to eat this lovely little emerald, black and gold beetle with outstretched wings. Graphite shadowing makes him look even more three-dimensional.

The beetle is done with gouache, metallic pigment gold watercolor and archival illustrator's pen. This is a one-of-a-kind painting on a real 3 x 5 inch card. This will take you back to the days of hunting for books using a card catalogue, before a library's holdings were all listed on a computer.

Ships within 1-3 days of receipt of order in a stiff cardboard photo mailer.

These cards look wonderful displayed on bookshelves, mantels, end tables, desks or set up with collections of books — especially vintage books. To see more of my hand-painted library cards plus some print options, visit the “Library Card Catalog” section of my shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/WingedWorld?section_id=11288915.

Beetle painted on Library Card Catalog Card hand-painted original insect art Dewey Decimal


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Gouache, Watercolor, Graphite, Real library card catalogue card, Illustrator ink
  • Only ships within United States.
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