Friday, January 18, 2013

My Muse

This is the first time I have made a button fairy. It was so much fun to make, you will be seeing more in the future. The head and face I used is free from Fripperies and Butterflies. Use this link and you will be able to choose from six beautiful vintage women photographs. There is also a challenge going on if you use one of the images in your artwork by the 19th you may win a prize from Gecko Galz. The butterfly is from the Gecko Galz Store. See their store for a large variety of beautiful collage sheets.

I designed my collage and then laminated the body of the butterfly for durability. I strung five buttons together on fine silver wire to create the butterfly body and tail. There are seed beads at the tip of the tail. I punched a circle out of black paper and added the word "muse" to the top button. I used dimensional glue to give the button a glass like finish.

There are a lot of sites with instructions on how to create a button fairy. I looked a few and then did my own thing. I hope you will be inspired to create something for the Gecko Galz challenge and to make your own "muse".

I am entering this button fairy in the following challenges:

GG Cat's Meow Challenge - use vintage image
Corrosive Challenge - out with the old (buttons)
Divas by Design - #68 make it girly
Frilly & Funky - follow your muse

~chasing after my paper whims~Wendy


~Lady B~ said...

Amazing creation! I want to make one :D

Jenny Marples said...

What an unusual project! I (obviously) love the button body on this great fairy. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this week. Hugs, Jenny x

Unknown said...

Hi Wendy, oh wow this is just fabulous!

Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week,


Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabby project, love the buttons and the image that you have used, thank you for sharing with Frilly and Funkie hugs terry xxxx