I love wings, and I love to make my own wings. But often I miss more dimensions in stamped designs. I also love when wings can look a bit "airy" and natural. So, yesterday I was so honored to play with some beautiful wing stamps from Layers of Colors, Beloved Wings art stamps, and they was so fun to play with! So I decided I would try to make my own dimensional and "airy" wings, and this is how the result looks like;
Here are what I did to make them, step by step instructions;
1. Add some white Liquid Applique (Marvy) on a piece of plastic or paper.
2. Fasten your clear stamp wings on a acrylic block.
3. Add white Liquid Applique to the wings with your fingers. Make sure they are totally covered (not too thick).
4. Make sure both the wings are equally covered.
5. Take a piece of transparent and lay gently over the wings while they still are on the acrylic closs. Gently touch the transparent with a finger until you see the applique "grabs" the transparent and are totally covered over the wings.
6. Remove the transparent carefully.
7. It is recommended the Liquid Applique dry overnight before you heat it up, but it is not necessary. I did not do that for my wings.
8. Use a heating gun to heat up the Liquid Applique. Be careful and not use the heating gun too close to the transparent, because then it can curl too much. It will curl a bit anyway, but that only makes the wings more natural.
9. When all the Liquid Applique are white and "phuffed", you are finish heating. Do not heat longer then that.
10. Add ink to the wing stamps in a color of your desire. (One wing at the time on the acrylic closs.)
11. Place the wing stamp over the "phuffy" wing, DIRECTLY over the motive, so the design fit perfectly over each other. Then stamp carefully, not too hard, because that can press the Liquid Applique flat and you loose dimensions.
12. Do this with both of the wings, one at the time. Now they should both be phuffy with ink that shows the design and the edges.
13. Now you can cut out your wings and they are ready to be used on your designs!
Here is the tag I used them on;
Good luck everyone! ;o)