This set is more than likely the one's that I'm going to do for my final. The base fabric is a really sheer silk, and the wire frame structure will either be black or white, I'm not sure which yet...
The pattern gets laid out on the fabric, and then the whole sheet gets dyed. Then, I'll have to discharge out the blue/green dye to get the white veins in it, and then cut the wings out and assemble the wings. Luckily, for my final, I just have to have the fabric dyed and discharged; I don't have to have the wings fully assembled, otherwise, I might die.
Ha, bad joke.
Get it? Dye. Die.
I know, I'm horrible.
I really don't like fairy wings where the wire is all around the edge of the wings; I much prefer the fabric to be able to hang loose and flutter. Besides, I think it defeats the purpose to dye the fabric if you have to do two identical layers - you mine-as-well paint them in that case, since the thickness of the paint wouldn't matter if there are two layers, and they're stiff so they don't move!
So, hopefully, this is what my final will come out looking like!
An old model from my early years of grad school, for a design juries project. This was to be the interior of the Madwoman's cellar, in the catacombs of Paris (early 20th century). My first attempt at using Photoshop to help me make a colour model. Don't ask me how I made the wrought iron banister. The open archway on the right side was to be a blind arch, with a brick sliding door that raised to reveal the secret entrance into the sewers.