Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All done

butterfly sculpture for Eggshibition
My butterfly is finished after much fretting over the wings. I finally achieved the look I wanted using tee shirt transfers on tissue paper. I coated one side with white glue to add a little stiffness and attached a wire using super glue. I then drilled holes in the butterfly's body and glued the wires supporting the wings in place. The original technique using liquid polymer came out more like the texture of a bat wing and the resulting wings were too heavy to stand up under their own weight. These are much more delicate and still a little translucent.

Another view of butterfly sculpture.

Another view of butterfly sculpture. Another view of butterfly sculpture.

Another view of butterfly sculpture.








5 comments:

ScrapbookDBA said...

Stacie -
Your butterfly is absolutely the most gorgeous "thang" I have ever seen! I love the wings!!!!!

Great job!
Kimberly

Denise Felton said...

Oooooooo, Stacie! Your idea to transfer the wings to tissue paper was inspired. They turned out perfectly! This little guy is going to make a bundle for Youth Home.

casserole said...

Did you hear that thud? That was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor.

Lisa_in_AR said...

WOW...I mean seriously, WOW! That is gorgeous!
Lisa

Debbie Nelson said...

Stacie,
Absolutely breathtaking....I love, love, love butterflies and these are gorgeous. What a talent you have!!