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…
- 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.
5. Now that the veins are in place, add a layer of Angelina Fiber. I used Gold Iris Mix and Crystal Amethyst.
6. HEAT SET THE WINGS. To iron, simply place another layer of baking paper (Teflon sheet, etc.) over the wet wing, and iron.
Once you are happy with your wings, attach them to your faery. But be careful… she may fly away!