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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Dragonfly dreams

I love dragonflies, if I spot one when I'm out on a walk I can happily stand and watch it for as long as it stays in sight! I thought the new large dragonfly shape would make a lovely brooch.

To mimic a little bit of the iridescence of the wings on the real deal, I melted three coats of clear UTEE onto the wings and when almost cool, I rubbed several different Perfect Pearls colours on there. I remelted and added more Perfect Pearls to build up the colour depth and finally remelted and pressed a stamp into the molten UTEE to create some texture. I wiped a tiny bit of pearlescent acrylic paint over the high spots of the textured wings.

The body was coloured with a black marker and then I added Glossy Accents and a row of Dew Drops to finish it off before gluing on a brooch back.

Full details of supplies etc are in {this post} on my blog if anyone would like them. Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Kaz said...

That's stunning Joanne, I love the texture on the wings zz

Karen said...

WOW Joanne...those wings are a stunning interpretation of the real thing!!! Gorgeous brooch XXX

Caroline said...

Lovely Joanne...x

Paddy said...

Dragonflies are my favourite too Joanne, so I obviously love this brooch!!!

Di said...

Absolutely stunning Joanne, I love the effect on the wings x

Janice said...

Lovely job Joanne.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous effect on the wings...x

Carol said...

wow that is gorgeous Joanne! loving the wings and his body is FAB! xx