Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dragonfly Embellishment with Terri Sproul's Mixers

Dragonfly embellishment on Prima Flower to make a fun hair Accessory
Today I made an easy dragonfly embellishment that  can be added to any project using Creative Paper Clay, Sakura Hobby Crafts 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers! Since the Mixers and Sakura can be used to enhance any surface, they are the perfect colorant and adhesive for my beautiful dragonfly!

I began the body of the dragonfly by adding paint to the paper clay
to give the body a base color and to add a small bit of moisture
back into the clay. The clay was "worked" until the color was
evenly distributed into the paperclay.
The paper clay was then rolled into the body shape for the dragonfly.
I let the body dry overnight to give the paper clay ample time
to dry. I added a few coats of paper clay "slip" to the outside of
the dragonfly to make the body appear uniform.
The body of the dragonfly was painted with the TS Enhancer, turquoise,
citrine, green interference pearl and bronze. I love the sheen that the
mixers and lacquer leave on the dragonfly's body!
A simple pattern, the length of the dragonfly body was cut
out of notebook paper and placed under the clear transparency.
a base coat of bronze was layered to amply cover the heart.
Since the brush strokes would be seen, I worked with them
until I like the effect I was getting.
I added more pink into the bronze for the middles of the wings.
I layered on TS glitter an glitz to add extra sparkle to the wings.

When the wings were dry, I flipped over the transparency to
trace them out, capturing the exact part of the wing that I love.
I trim out the wings to the inside of the drawn line.
Crystal Lacquer is then used to attach the wings to the body.
rhinestones are added for the eyes and as added enhancements
on the back of the dragonfly. He is now ready to be added to
any accessory or project!
 Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoy my dragonfly embellishment!