Wings On Wednesday: Starred Wings …

Charity here from Scrappin’ Chaos with an invitation to fly away with me! Wings give us an emotional connection to the sky, a symbolic release of worries, and a visual statement of personal freedom. They also make a great decorative element! These wings were fairly simple to make, but a very time consuming process. starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corp Supplies:
Canvas Corp Paper – Gold & White Star  7 Sheets
3 metal cutting dies
Cardboard
Helmar Glue
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpThe first step was to draw my wings onto cardboard then cut them out. To make sure they matched I drew one wing then traced it for the second. I got a little help from my daughter with the shape and such. It is definitely an asset to have three other artists in the house.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpThe wings were time consuming because they have about 70 feathers each, cut with one specific die. If you have an electronic cutting system these wings could be completed in an afternoon. I used Helmar’s Tacky Craft Glue and found it PERFECT for this project.
I started at the wing tips and layered the feathers in rows. The first two rows are the densest with 20+ feathers per row.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpI placed the third row at the same angle as the first two even though several feathers hung over the edge.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpOnce the glue had dried I flipped the wing over to assess the problem.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpA quick cut with my craft knife and I was ready to start the fourth row.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpThe fourth row had more holes in it and took more time to piece. I placed each feather with an awareness that this was the top row. I laid the border feathers on while arranging the fourth row to be sure everything was placed exactly.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpA considerable hang over had to be trimmed off the fourth row as well.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corpOne final row of feathers, these cut from a pair of different dies, bordered the edge of the wings. This row of feathers evened out the raw cut edge. It gave the wings a finished look.

starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corp While assembling the second wing I stacked them to get a similar angle for the feathers. I also added a bit of twine so the wings could be hung or even worn.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corp
My son called dibs on modeling the Star Wings early on in the process. Last year his hair was fire red when he modeled a set of dragon wings. This year his hair is midnight purple and provided quite the contrast when he added a black, pinstripe shirt.
starred wings handmade wings dress up canvas corp Why was that boy so insistent on being first to wear the wings? Can it be he believes like Coco Chanel that , “If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” Perhaps he has understood the truth of Anon’s words, “Until you spread your wings you have no idea how far you’ll fly.” What ever the case, I hope we have inspired you to make your own set of wings; to dream your own dreams.

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Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

 




'Wings On Wednesday: Starred Wings …' has 1 comment

  1. May 2, 2018 @ 3:39 pm Julia Cotrim

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

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