Dragonfly Flight

I have always lover dragonflies. This summer, here in western Washington, we have had a huge number of them. They are symbols of hope and renewal. It gives me faith as we move through these trying times.

The project for today is a panel that didn’t end up as it started. That is many times the case when designing. The best thing to do, I’ve found, is go with the flow.

I started out by stenciling some jelly fish with TCW917 Jellyfish and TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste onto acetate. Was thinking this washing to be a underwater themed piece. As I was looking at the tentacles of the jellyfish, I kept seeing dragonfly wings. I know! Weird, right? hmmm, just go with it.

From the jellyfish, I cut out wing shapes. I added a pale tint of blue alcohol ink to the back side of the now wings.

Next, I prepared a wood panel with a layered background with liquid acrylics.

Over the background, I stenciled TCW873 Orb Mandala and TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste. I sprayed the paste with the stencil still in place with coordinating layer sprays.

I added details to the wings with paint on the back and details on the front with a fine tip pen.

I cut a body from watercolor paper and added black modeling paste details. I attached the wings and the body and added some wire details and a quote strip.

The Crafters Workshop provided me with many of the products used on this project but the opinions are my own.

This is my last post for The Crafters Workshop. Its been a fun year! I hope I have given you some fun projects and inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

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