I'm more often than not a starving artist - which means I generally can't afford all the really awesome stuff I'd buy for people if I had more money than I knew what to do with.
The thing with gifts is, I'd rather not get someone anything at all if I can't get them something meaningful. And if the most significant or meaningful thing I can think of for them is out of my budget it means I don't get them anything...
But sometimes I realise I can make them something just as fabulous - if not more so - purely for the joy of it.
This is one of those things.
A work colleague celebrated their first full year at work and it sort of slipped by because so much as been going on in the office. But then I thought of just the thing that would bring her joy and be a very suitable gift.
|I sketched these out based on a Monarch Butterfly wing.|
|The cutting is really the most challenging part.|
The three layers of card are so difficult to cut through
that my hand just ends up aching by the end.
I recommend wearing a glove!
|Glued down to the cellophane. I left them overnight with|
books piled on top to really flatten them out and let the glue harden.
|Cut them out the next day!|
|And then glued the wings together using some scrap bits of the|
card stock and put looped elastics through to make them wearable.
|A bit of animal testing to make sure they work...|
|One happy fairy!!!|