I‘ll preface this tutorial with I haven’t finished my fairy wings, they are 90% done but I can still walk through the steps on how to achieve them because I’ve made them once before, they were just too large to travel with.
I used this video on YouTube each time to direct me through the process https://youtu.be/H4wJ42akriA
Fits we will start with all the materials you’ll need to achieve this!
12-16 gauge wire
thermoweb iron on vinyl
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I looked at a pattern for her wings to find one I liked to rough sketch the ”veins” of her wings
I found this reference for her wings traced the pattern onto the poster board and cut it out.
For the bottom part of the wings I added a wife around the perimeter wand covered it in white floral tape to blend in with the poster board.
The top wings I did the same thing but my wings were too heavy and were sagging. To help with that I would add wire to bottom parts of the “veins” to have more stability.
To compose the wings I rolled out the iridescent paper and then place the wing on top. Once it was in position I rolled out the iron on vinyl on top and pressed it in place. You’ll want to make sure that everything is sandwiched in between really well then use a heat gun to adhere all the layers.
You can either use a hot knife, scissors, or exact blade to cut out the wing, I’d also make sure to not cut all the way to the edge of the viens if you have wire there because there will be a gap and air pockets.
Once you’ve done this to all four pieces you can assembled them by making a squared u shape with the excess wire and then use the electrical tape to seal it all together. Once you’re here you‘ll be done and can position the wings how you want and insert them into a corset for them to stay.