- Tutorial: Wire Wings Modeling
- How to Make Butterfly Wings
- Painting the Wings on the Butterfly Mask
- Butterfly Wing Details Painting
- How to finish the center of the mask
- Mooring of the Mask
You've been invited to a Halloween ball, but you're sick of witches, ghosts and vampires. Not all Halloween costumes need to be terrifying: how about surprising your friends in the face of a mysterious and seductive moth of the night? Learn how to make a mask now and a good Halloween party!
- Acrilex fabric paints in metallic black, white, gold ocher, rosewood and copper colors
- Plastic container with 17cm diameter
- Acrilex white metallic embossed paint
- Black mimosa ribbon or mouse tail
- Smooth brown silk stocking
- Galvanized Wire 18mm
- Corfix Milky Termoline
- Flat Tiger Brush No. 146/4
- Round Tiger Brush No. 165/30
- Black line
- Fine needle
- Old newspapers
- Magic wire
Tutorial: Wire Wings Modeling
Print the wing design.
Click on the wing design to download it to your computer.
Wrap the plastic container with the wire and make a turn.
Attach the tip to the rest of the wire and twist it with the pliers, but do not cut it yet.
Reserve about 5cm of space for the nose and make another round around the pot.
Close the turn on the wire that you twisted before and cut.
With the pliers, make a hook at both ends of the wire and fasten them in twist to avoid accidents
Mold the wings with your fingers, following the contour of the mold.
This thicker wire is not as malleable as the one normally used in silk stocking crafts, but it has the advantage of not bursting easily, which makes it safer.
How to Make Butterfly Wings
Cut half of the stocking along the length.
Wrap one part of the open sock on a wing, join all the ends over the twisted wire and tie with magic thread.
It is not necessary to cut it: it is enough to jerk with a tug as it finishes rolling.
Tip: It is very rare to find magic thread in other colors besides white.
In addition, a single ball yields a lot, and unless you intend to work with wholesale silk socks, it is not worth having yarns of magic thread of various colors.
It is more practical to dye the color yarn you need.
Cut as much as you can from the stocking with the scissors, leaving just enough so the stocking does not escape the magic thread.
Trace the shape of the mask hole with thermowell (use the drawing on the mold as a guide, as the stretched stocking becomes transparent).
Also paint on the other side and let it dry.
Once dry, you can trim the hole without the stocking shred (but do not cut off the entire area with the dry termolol! Leave a border).
The best is a nail scissors, curved tip.
Painting the Wings on the Butterfly Mask
Let's leave the holes aside for a while and take care of the painting.
Mix jacaranda paint with a bit of metallic black on a palette and sponge it.
Apply the mixture on the wings, from the center towards the edges.
Use more black in the center and more brown as you move away.
Obs: do this on a newspaper, for obvious reasons.
Butterfly Wing Details Painting
Once dry, begin to decorate the edge of the wings.
Make short "c" lines in the following order: black, ocher mixed with white, black, copper, black and white.
Use the round brush for the black lines and the flat brush for the others, which are a bit wider.
Let's deal with the "ocelli", which are those eye-like drawings.
At the bottom of the wing, paint a white circle, about 3 cm in diameter.
Paint a black circle inside the previous one.
Fill the circle with gold ocher, mixed with white, but not as clear as the mixture you used on the edges of the wings.
Let it dry a little before moving on to the next step.
Paint another black circle inside the ocher.
Finish filling the copper copper foil, but leave a little black underneath.
Let it dry again.
To conclude, make a small dot with white paint
Paint two smaller ocelli at the top of the wing.
How to make eyes on the butterfly mask
With painted wings, we can go back to the holes in our eyes.
With a black line and a very fine needle, make a basting bonding the two cut edges.
Cover the edges and the basting with the dimensional ink.
Let it dry and do the same on the other side.
How to finish the center of the mask
The center of the mask is still missing.
Take a small handful of acrylic filler and rub in your hands until it forms a long "gut".
Wrap the "gut" in the wire.
Remember that there was a piece of sock that was not opened?
Wrap this piece over the filler, pull tight tight and cut, leaving the edges on the back side.
Sew behind with needle and thread.
Apply a spray with rosewood and black in the rolled part to not disclose the wings.
Then do some small scratches with metallic white, as we see on the bodies of butterflies and butterflies.
Mooring of the Mask
To tie the mask, apply small drops of termoline near the edges of the wings.
After drying, open the holes and tie two pieces of satin ribbon or black rat tail.
Do not forget to bend your wings slightly (not too much) to better accommodate the mask on your face.
Your butterfly is ready!