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Faery Wings

Faery Wings

I’m crazy for faeries. I love them! I think faeries should be free! Everyone should have one of these wonderful creatures. So, I’ve decided to share a free wings tutorial with you.

Here we go…

  1.  Begin with a template.  Draw your own wing, or enlarge mine on your computer screen and trace it.This template is adapted from Patti Medaris Culea’s Goldenrod doll pattern, which can be found in her third book, Creative Cloth Doll Couture. I enlarged the pattern and made it a bit more simple.

2.  Place the template underneath a teflon pressing sheet, butcher paper or or a piece of baker’s parchment paper. The design should show through the paper.

3.  Trace the template by squeezing Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS) onto the paper, along the lines you see from underneath. Then sprinkle Pearl Ex Pigment powder over the TLS. I used purple.

 

4. To create “veins,” use some beading wire to complete the wing outline. Just cut it and carefully place it into the TLS/Pearl Ex outline.

The TLS is like glue, so it will hold the wire in place. Hold the wire down with tape. Nothing will happen when you heat set the TLS later.

 

5. Now that the veins are in place, add a layer of Angelina Fiber. I used Gold Iris Mix and Crystal Amethyst.

Afterwards, sprinkle in more Pigment powder. I used a bit of Gold and Pearl.

6. HEAT SET THE WINGS.  To iron, simply place another layer of baking paper (Teflon sheet, etc.) over the wet wing, and iron.

7. Carefully peel the wing off the paper.

8. Paint the “veins.” I used antique gold.

 

9.  Add some beads to the wings for a bit of glamour. I attached Swarovski crystals and a sequin to the tips.

 

Once you are happy with your wings, attach them to your faery.  But be careful… she may fly away!

Comments

  • November 15, 2006

    I love your fairy she is very beautiful and her wings are wonderful too.

  • November 16, 2006
    Anonymous

    Wow, Rivkah, what absolutely fantastic wings! They are gorgeous!
    Kaaren Lynch
    Reader of DollStreet Journal

  • December 3, 2006

    Thanks for sharing your wing pattern. I have never made a doll, but I have been inspired to have a go this morning.

  • December 12, 2009
    Anonymous
  • October 19, 2011

    I love your fairy art work, simply beautiful!

    Take care
    Marinela

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