So, you know how on Monday I said I liked that the fairies in Snow White And the Huntsman were genderless? Despite that, I couldn't help but make mine a girl. And the best way to do that, was to give her pink wings!
So I started by painting some lutradur pink and then cutting it out in wing shapes that would suit my fairy's body ...
And then pulled some mostly sheer scraps from my stash (and yes, those are some of the same scraps that I incorporated when I made my little yellow throated warbler for Spring.) You'll want to use sheer fabrics so that you get a light, feather-like, appearance at the end. If you use cotton, for instance, the wings will look to heavy to fly!
- Fuse the fabric using a paper-backed fusible
- peel off the paper and then cut out each "feather" individually. (I peel the paper off first because it's just WAY too hard to peel it off once they're cut; also, if you peel the paper off first, for some reason, it seems to reduce fraying of the fabric)
- place the feathers in a pleasing pattern on the wing base, keeping in mind that it's the first layer. Then do your second and third layers in the same way. And bob's your uncle, you've got some wings!
Finished fairy on Friday. See you then. :)
P.S. - It's Wednesday, so I'm joining up with The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday. Come and see what other Canadian fiber art bloggers are up to!