Ffrog, yes, I sealed it lightly with a spray varnish for gouaches. That type of varnish does not change the color of the wood so much. So I like it for that. It still gives a light gloss though.
Maybe in the future I will only varnish the painted part, to make sure the wood stays as beautiful as possible.
But this way is also ok I think.
I made a new one yesterday ^_^ this time with oil paints. I think oils are just so lovely on wood, so I decided to see if I could paint so small with it. So here is the result ^_^ I love butterflies so maybe more will come. First I am going to make two for friends though. So that will take me a while (it took 4 hours to make this one )