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shantell Apple Dumpling Designs
Willamette Valley Oregon
Posts: 3,128
Bonnie wrote:

I was trying to make a pair angel wings out of some sheer fabric I found... I thought they looked okay until I saw all the lovely wings on this thread... I think I'll start over now...

That happens to me too...ALL the time!!!  But it's fun being challenged to go out of your comfort zone and try new things...sometimes they work out great!!!

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Shelli - what are your bears wings made or?  I went to Michael's last night and I got all they had of the fusible plastic (16 bags of it)... they were on sale for $1.50 each and were originally $5.99!!!! YAY!  I thought well I am having some good luck now... until today when I woke up and feel like crap and my one eye is really swollen...  I dont want to be sick! I think it may be my yearly broncitis showing up.... bear_sad  I dont know if I want to go to work!  I always feel guilty not going to work even though I am ligitimately sick!   bear_ermm

vkallum Humble-Crumble Collectors Bears
Essex, England
Posts: 334
Website

I just found this link for using sculpy to make fairy wings ..........................

http://www.pcpolyzine.com/0206june/wings.html

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Thank you Vicky!!!! I saw sculpy liquid at Michaels last night... it was about $8 a bottle.... I am going to try this fusible stuff first and then buy some of that bear_original  Now that I have instructions, I might go back later this week and get it....

psichick78 Flying Fur Studios
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,073

Bonnie, I don't mind you asking questions.

I painted my eyes BEFORE they were baked. That way they are nice and strong. The feel almost like really soft plastic and you can really rip them. I love the stuff!

Shelli, nice wings. I've never had to make wings that large before, but you did a wonderfull job.

And again, thanks for the comments guys!

Bonnie Mountain Dreamer Bears
wooly woods of Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,538
Shantell wrote:

But it's fun being challenged to go out of your comfort zone and try new things...sometimes they work out great!!!

You are so right about that Shantell!

baggaley bears Baggaley Bears
UK ( nottinghamshire )
Posts: 2,192
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Oh shelli thankyou so much for showing us your lovely picture, i now have a better idea  :hug:
That bear is so to die for but then again arent all of your bears  bear_wub

Hugs
Vicki

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

By the way, the fusible fabric worked WONDERFULLY!  I have now completed my little butterfly bear (she is a needle felted bear)

Thank you for the suggestions and for getting me brainstorming!

psichick78 Flying Fur Studios
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,073

Awsome Kim Bee. Sounds like you've made the most of your sick day!
I promise not to tell the boss

and oh yeah

PICUTRESSSSS

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

LOL... even when I have the flu... I cant just lay around, I always have to do something! I hate being bored! 

I will post pics when my rechargable batteries charge... arrgh! It died when I took the second pic so I cant even get those pics off the camera... she is waiting next to the computer patiently...  bear_original

bearsbybeesley bears by beesley TM
Tofield Alberta Canada
Posts: 6,818

Wow you guys! What an interesting topic! Thank you all for the wonderful ideas and links!

Many Hugs Louise

psichick78 Flying Fur Studios
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,073

Kim, I love your new aviator by the way. What a great shot!

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Thank you!!! bear_original He is one of my "keeper" bears... that is Bailey... I finally am getting the hang of taking pics... bear_original

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Twinkle7.JPGTwinkle6.JPGTwinkle5.JPGHere she is, Twinkle, the bear who came about because of this topic... she has the fusible fiber wings bear_original

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,735

Kim-Bee !!!!
Fantastic !!!!!!!
I love Twinkle ! Bravo Bravo Bravo  :clap:  :clap:
I hope our craft shop will carry them too !  :pray:  I want to make some !!!

Hugs/Marie

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,735

Shelli ,  What a brilliant idea !! I love to try it on my bears :bday:  :clap:  bear_laugh
Thank you for showing how to attach the wings so nicely !!!!!

Now......
Where do I began ? I'll go back to first page and will read all the post in here.


Shantell ! thank you for starting this topic !
I'm so happy to learn " How to create wings "  bear_grin
I like to thank you for everyone for sharing your ideas !!  :hug:

Hugs/Marie

matilda Matilda Huggington-beare
WA
Posts: 5,551

I think Marie has said it. Thankyou all for starting the topic and filling it with what can only be consider as SPECTACULAR creations,designs, and the most inspirational inspiration that I think I have ever come across.

YOU ARE ALL OUTSTANDING, take a bow. You all deserve it.

I feel slightly guilty :redface:  now that I'm going to benifit from your ideas and all those links!! just a treasure trove.......... :hug: Matilda

I do my wings in stump work. But last year I found what I thought were stickers and when I got them home, realised they were acrylic butterflies and dragonflies. So have used the dragonfly wings for one wee bear. I thought they looked good until now.......... bear_grin

Meri Bears (UK) West Sussex, England
Posts: 598

Kim, your bear is fantastic - I'm so glad the fusible threads worked out well for you.  bear_wub

I've still got tons of the stuff in all different colours. One day I'm going to plan a little fairy series and play around with the different colours that I have and co-ordinate it with my mohair stash.

:hug:

Bonnie Mountain Dreamer Bears
wooly woods of Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,538

Heather,
Thanks!  I have painted regular poly clay before baking, but didn't know if you could do that the liquid stuff. I will try it.  bear_thumb

Kim,
Twinkle is darling. bear_wub The wings are great and I love her antennaes. Hope you're feeling better too!  :hug:

I had never seen fusible fibers before. I can imagine all kinds of possibilities. Thanks Kate!! bear_flower

Shelli,
Thanks for showing such a great way of attaching wings. I have been wondering about that. bear_thumb

Wow, so many great techniques, ideas and materials. Thanks everyone for sharing. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head now and not enough time to do them all! bear_wacko

Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
Posts: 1,103

Hi I spent a lot of time ,looking for wings info. then forwarded it to one of my art doll friends..and thought it would be just great to post it here too for us...
Below I think there a rew links for all kinds of wings except the silk burnt ones I need?..however I read somewhere to use a smokldering incense stick to burn the edges and the holes..that is after you have painted the wings and cute them out...
I am wondering if after all that if I could spray or paint on a sealant and to also give them some firmness with out being stiff...will have to experiment, thats the fun in creating !

OK here the letters to my friend....


Well I scoured the net again..I am relentless at trying to find silk wings with holes in them !  In the process.,I have found so much more...like all kinds of ways to make wings, he, he
Oh, and lots of other neat stuff. There is a LOT of free tutorials on the net IF you can find the time ...but I think I am thru with wing searching...here are some more links....

http://www.hanniesarris.nl  beautiful fairy dolls to die for.. also she does offer a sculpting book on Faries with all kinds of wings for $16.

http://www.globalfantasydolls.com  ther is a wing tutorial on here, a sheer wired one.

http://www.dolls-n-daggers.com   Watercolored wings how to's...also click on the link she gives for where she learned how to do this.

http://www.dollmakersjourney.com Here you could spend a month of Sundays reading about all the free stuff,.tutorials, books...lots of free stuff and links for just about any kind of supply you may need.. I signed up for the free newsletter and...there are archived ones to read on site... OOPs...I saw one project like for paper clay, cold procelian ( cel paste) ,and a  grab bag for silk remenanats ( probably gone by now?)

http://www.elvenwork.com/workbook.html   Scroll down for making Fairy wings book and free designs....

ON one of the sites I saw a book by Virginia Robertson & Friends called The Fairy Book . I saw this also some time ago so perhaps it can be bought off Ebay by now...I would love to have it.

MORE....

http://www.stampendous.com/projects/projTshirt.html

WOW !!!! Her is site full of links for just about any kind of thing  you may be looking for for your sculpting and dolls, etc...Loretta

http://www.stampendous.com/projects/projTshirt.html

Yeah....heres that last one..it is a Tshirt site they use some paint to make wings??/... Loretta


i Linda I just came accross several links for making those wings we have been talking about;

polymer  http://www.pcpolyzine.com/0206june/wings.html

skeletonized   http://www.answers.google.com/answers/>id=531093

bonded fibers  http://www.elvenwork.com/wings.html

fibers ?  http://www.evolving-images.com/gossamerfibermagic.htm

( forgot what kind of wing  )...http://www.stampendous.com/projects/projTshirt.html

hmmm, that last one did not turn blue . must look that one up again...

I still have ot found my directions for the silk wings with holes burnt into them ..sort of a tattered look but looks very fairytailish...will keep looking...I remember I got them off the internet in connection with "making over" repaints of Barbie dolls...the person loved fairys ..I loved the way she use her materials...... HUgs, LOretta

Hi Linda...I misplaced my tattered wing how to"s...but I can't believe I found more how to's so soon on another site !

oneandonlydolls.com    wonderful dolls . click on thchniques, she has 2 different instructions on wings..My tattered wings I remember was.burning the edges and making holes in the wings .I believe they may have used a soldering iron..whatever works ! ( no, they use an incense stick )

gerdesign.com/baby.htm     great instructions on  making a tiny baby fairy with wings.

fairywingsandthings.com/pages/links.htm    lots of fairy and fantasy links . Also check out their Wing Directory , lots of sites there too.

I will forward anything else to you I can find. Those tattered wings tutorial I think I picked up off a Barbie doll makeover site ...
OK..there is some repeat stuff here but ..hope you all get enough info. on wings ! He, He...Winney

Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
Posts: 1,103

There is one site I forgot to mention and that is Sisters and Daughters doll site, google it.. they usually have lots of good info. maybe they have the wings I am looking for   ?..will go take a look now ...Winney

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
Chico, California
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AWESOME link post, Winney; thank you!

Winney Winneybears and Friends
White City, Oregon
Posts: 1,103

I hope to tell it may be everything on the net.....LOL  bear_wacko .Winney

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

I read it dear!!! I have them written down bear_original

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