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« on: September 21, 2005 09:15:12 PM »

im making a fairy costume for my friend, but theres nowhare in town that would cary red and blue wings, so i was thinking about buying white ones and painting them or dying them.
something like this:
http://www.amybrownart.com/Images2_2/open/thebrat.jpg
what should i use to dye it??
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005 09:30:14 PM »

OKAY  i guess its not working, the picture is the brat fairy, by amy brown.

http://www.amybrownart.com/g_originals_03.asp

shes the second fairy down.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2005 09:31:42 PM »

Take the apostrophe out.

http://www.amybrownart.com/Images2_2/open/thebrat.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005 09:48:03 PM »

thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005 03:24:31 AM »

There are a few awesome tuts around, for wings similar to those...maybe you can get some ideas on how to do yours there.


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31352.10
(Tut on pg 2)


http://www.livejournal.com/community/btp_fashion/26384.html#cutid1


http://www.livejournal.com/community/goodbyescissors/51737.html#cutid1



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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2005 03:44:51 AM »

I actually make fairy wings for a living, so I can assure you that what you're after is totally doable. I think that Emily Autumn's tutorial is the best I've seen around.

I spray paint my fairy wings (I'm in Australia, and can buy cheap spray paint at my local dollar store equivelant). I've also "dyed" them by mixing up a big blob of acrylic paint with water, and then immersing the stockings in them (BEFORE I've covered the wings). Make sure they're nice and saturated, and then hang them outside on the line to dry (put some newspaper under them while they're drying, or else you'll get paint all over the ground) -- don't rinse the paint off before you hang them up! You'll get a bit of flaky paint dust when you cover the wings with them, but if you give them a spray of hairspray or clear varnish, the paint won't come off.

You could also try some sort of cold water dye, if you can find one that works for synthetic materials. I wouldn't suggest hot water/boiled dying though!

I do detail painting using tubes of fabric paint (the ones with fine tips).

I'd be happy to offer any other advice if needed!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2005 07:35:05 AM »

I put acrylic paint and water into a spray botttle to color my wings, this way you can use whatever shade paint you want. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005 03:56:49 PM »

I really wanted to see the tutorial you mentioned Faerietail, but it's not working Sad
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2005 05:40:07 PM »

I really wanted to see the tutorial you mentioned Faerietail, but it's not working Sad

it's the same as the one mmd32 mentioned:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/goodbyescissors/51737.html#cutid1
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2005 06:05:35 PM »

Yeah, sorry, like smarmyclothes said, it's the same one mmd32 mentioned Smiley
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