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Commission : The Dragonfly by emilySculpts Commission : The Dragonfly by emilySculpts
This piece is NOT for sale. This was a commissioned piece. I do not remake pieces I have already sculpted.

This was one of my 2012 holiday commissions. A little dragonfly makes his way through the marshland. This is the first time I’ve done environmental elements at this scale. It was more challenging than I anticipated, but fun and a nice change of pace!

The dragonfly’s wings were made using a tutorial I found years ago when working on another piece. I have the tutorial printed out but I can’t find it online anymore. Basically all you do is print out a picture of the wings and lay a sheet of acetate over top the print out. Trace the wings by etching with a needle . The wings can be tinted with a Prismacolor (or similar) marker. You just color over the wing with the marker and wipe off the excess with the paper towel. Cut the wings out with scissors. To add a little sparkle, mix a bit of Pearl Ex with a little bit of varnish and lightly brush over the wing. DONE!

Materials : Super Sculpey, Sculpey Firm, and Apoxie Sculpt Over a Wire and Foil Armature, Acrylic Paint, Pearl Ex, Acetate wings, Wood Base

Dimensions : 8.5" tall on a 4" base

Time Taken : 10 hours


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January 2, 2013
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