Today I thought I would share a quick wing tutorial with you. I made my angel doll wings this way. I will put her picture up later as I have still got some finishing touches to put on her.
First draw a design of a wing on a piece of paper. Here it is the dark lines which is the shape of my wings.
Next take your piece of wire and bend the wire to the shape of the wing by using the drawing as a guide and keeping the wire over it.
This is how it should look when you have bend the wire to shape.(I used wire that was coated with thread) These wires are normally used in stump embroidary, so you know which ones I mean. I use these because the glue sits on it easily.
Next I took a beautiful lace doily that I had. I used this because the threads were so delicate and thin on it. I then covered one side of the wire with glue and placed that side on the doily.
I hope you can see it better here.
Once the glue is dry take the wings and trim it all around to get the wing shape with the lace. Then I coated the whole wing with Paverpol. You can use PVA glue as well. Let it dry completely and this is how it should look.
Now take your wing and embellish it to your hearts content. I used lots of micro beads, metallic colours and glass beads.
Here is the finished wing.
Here is a close up. I wish I had used more clear glass beads as they reflect the light so prettily. Perhaps I will add some more to it. You can get glass beads if you are in the UK from Teddy Bear fillings supplier. They are slightly larger than the micro beads.