I’ve had these marvelous brass laser-cut dragonfly wings (anatomically perfect) for a century (okay, maybe 4 years) and I finally decided what I wanted to do with them.
I put on a pair of gloves and finger-patted white gesso on both sides, and when dry, I played with Adirondack’s alcohol inks. What fun! What a mess! What fun!
This is a view of the backs:
And here are the fronts; they will make very pretty pendants, don’t you think?
This may become an armband, or maybe a tiara:
Here’s a closeup:
And here’s the mess!
I’m going to do another coating later, then add some bling bling (and a protective layer of lacquer); for now I’m off to clean my hands–hopefully (because, yes, I put on gloves to do the gesso (which is washable with soap and water) and didn’t when I played with the colors (I actually have no idea how to clean off alcohol ink!))…