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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:00 pm

Silly Izzy - that's one of the videos I saw too when I first started.

BluAngL - hmm I don't know about a youtube, I could try, but my camera and lighting is so so, maybe a slide show version...
I am going to be forced into putting on a workshop, maybe in the next month or so, wonder if someone has a video camera...

Tash - Razz

Jbax - the basics Are easy! Smile I just get meticulous with the decorating part Smile

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thanks again everyone for the praise Smile
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Post by BluAngL83 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:56 pm

Wanna come down to DC and give a workshop? Smile
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Post by Metzpah on Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:01 pm

I will let you know next time I am in the neighbourhood? Wink
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Post by Psalmbook on Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:25 pm

I'm starting a JAM in Jacksonville, FL... so if you're ever our way.... Very Happy
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Post by BluAngL83 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:27 pm

YEAH!!!
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Post by SuzySparkles on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:29 pm

easy my butt!!!!!!! My hands are in pain from straightening hangers!! will post final pic when done but this isn't looking good....lol
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Post by Metzpah on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:37 am

SuzySparkles wrote:easy my butt!!!!!!! My hands are in pain from straightening hangers!! will post final pic when done but this isn't looking good....lol

How'd it go Suzy? Are they done yet? Smile
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Post by SuzySparkles on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:21 am

they are ugly. I got un-inspired as I was decorating them... and just wanted to start over. I made a mistake using a big ol brush with glue on it to put glitter on it and they just look messy... If you could give me designing tips I would appreciate it... Smile anyhow...my embarrassment for today............

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Post by Metzpah on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:47 pm

cool! I like the gobs of jems on the inside. I might make similar clusters maybe above your pink dots. One thing I do sometimes is draw in the colour I plan on painting the design I want to use on one wing, then hold the opposite wings together and draw the same pattern on the other so they match (kind of, it's never perfect) Which now makes me realize I decorate the wings before I attach them all together, not sure how much of a difference that makes 🤷 scratch
the bottom line of gems looks either too straight or lonely. Maybe at least a couple more lines radiating from the same focus, different lengths?
More glitz is more, it's OK with fairy wings to be over the top cluttered, it's more eye catching Wink
keep going! I want to see it done! Wink
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Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:34 pm

Metzpah wrote:
twinkletattoos wrote:Metzpah:

Do you make them in mini baby sizes? My daughter's 1st birthday is coming up and those would be adorable on her.
I met a lady at my last party who makes these really beautiful tulle skirts. She folds the tull over to create a thick puffy layer and puts holographic shaped confetti in between the layers. I asked her to contact me about trading services ...I hope she actually calls me

I have done some itty bitty sized yes

OOOOOOOOOH this is sooooo sweet, sweet, sweet. Your wing making is outstanding, I'm in awe of you Metzpah. I do alot of crafty things but have never tried this. You have started some creative juices flowing, I'm off the the youtube site Izzy put up to check it out.
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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:46 pm

Embarassed
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Post by Metzpah on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:47 pm

thank you Mandi Smile Embarassed
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Post by Teri on Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:37 pm

twinkletattoos wrote:Metzpah:

Do you make them in mini baby sizes? My daughter's 1st birthday is coming up and those would be adorable on her.
I met a lady at my last party who makes these really beautiful tulle skirts. She folds the tull over to create a thick puffy layer and puts holographic shaped confetti in between the layers. I asked her to contact me about trading services ...I hope she actually calls me

i made a bunch of these skirts for my daughters 4th birthday. made them as the party favors for all the girls. you can also take apart silk flowers and put the petals sandwiched between the layers, it is super easy to make them, the gathering just takes a bit of time. i tacked wide satin ribbon on the sides adn back and then they tied in a bow.

just google tulle princess or fairy skirts and you should find lots of variations

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Post by Teri on Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:38 pm

Mandi from Tazzie wrote:
Metzpah wrote:
twinkletattoos wrote:Metzpah:

Do you make them in mini baby sizes? My daughter's 1st birthday is coming up and those would be adorable on her.
I met a lady at my last party who makes these really beautiful tulle skirts. She folds the tull over to create a thick puffy layer and puts holographic shaped confetti in between the layers. I asked her to contact me about trading services ...I hope she actually calls me

I have done some itty bitty sized yes

OOOOOOOOOH this is sooooo sweet, sweet, sweet. Your wing making is outstanding, I'm in awe of you Metzpah. I do alot of crafty things but have never tried this. You have started some creative juices flowing, I'm off the the youtube site Izzy put up to check it out.

these are gorgeous! may i ask what type of paint you use on the wings? i woudl love to try some of these for my daugther for dress up!

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Post by Metzpah on Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:42 pm

I just use acrylic craft paint to paint my wings.
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:58 pm

Acrylic... such an evil word on a face painting site Very Happy

OK, it's safe for fairy wings. I tried to make some out of hangers & didn't get past the bending part. I may try again...
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Post by Metzpah on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:03 pm

Psalmbook wrote:Acrylic... such an evil word on a face painting site Very Happy

OK, it's safe for fairy wings. I tried to make some out of hangers & didn't get past the bending part. I may try again...

Yes I was a little tentative saying the "a" word, but it's on the section of the boards that have nothing to do with faces!
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Post by Teri on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:12 pm

Metzpah wrote:
Psalmbook wrote:Acrylic... such an evil word on a face painting site Very Happy

OK, it's safe for fairy wings. I tried to make some out of hangers & didn't get past the bending part. I may try again...

Yes I was a little tentative saying the "a" word, but it's on the section of the boards that have nothing to do with faces!
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so do you have any tips on bending hangers more easily, or do you buy different gauge wire in rolls from the store?


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Post by Bec on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:27 pm

do you use wire tools? I have tons of them from beading the wine glasses I paint. Or is it easier to use your hands.

I totally doing this for my sisters and my hair bow craft thing we do in the fall/winter.

Metzpah: your wings are amazing. I want a pair, but i only have boys. But get ready when i have a girl, I will be all over you for those things.
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Post by Metzpah on Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:34 pm

Become one with the wire.
Afraid I just use my fingers, not sure I have a trick other than the practice of having done so many wings and finding out how the wire acts during the process. I do buy rolls from the hardware store, I think it's usually 16 gauge, but I have used 14 gauge too, it's pretty stiff, but keeps it's shape just a little better. The 16 is very close to clothes hanger weight. Using the rolls is usually better as it starts out straighter. Since this thread started I have been practicing bending wire hangers back into shape at work and wondering why the boss says once they are bent too much, to throw them out. Razz
If it's keeping the wings the same shape for each side, the trick is to bend them into shape at the same time, holding them together. It's never perfectly the same but at least it helps.
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Post by shandi on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:15 pm

I buy electric fencing wire to make mine get the heaviest gauge you can find, no fighting coat hangers for me Smile

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Post by shandi on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:16 pm

the green ones where finished in the same leaves as the tunic, my elf/fae costume
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Post by Bec on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:29 pm

so do you just use white pantyhose and paint them?
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Post by Metzpah on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:39 pm

Bec wrote:so do you just use white pantyhose and paint them?

Mostly, I have used black, brown and navy too, but white is best for getting the brightest other colours. I don't often find funky stocking colours to start with.
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Post by Metzpah on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:40 pm

shandi wrote:the green ones where finished in the same leaves as the tunic, my elf/fae costume
do you have a picture of those wings finished? Smile
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