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How to Make TLS Faerie Wings
Making glittering and shimmering Faerie Wings with Transluscent Liquid Sculpey is easy with this wonderful lesson written by Jenny Cox!

Supplies:

  • Wire (I use 24 gauge - any color)
  • Cutters
  • TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey)
  • Glitter
  • Toothpicks
  • Blade
  • Tile
  • Ruler
  • Imagination!
Step 1: Measure and cut two pieces of wire 3 inches long, and two pieces 2 inches long.



Step 2: Take one the wires and bend it in half so the two ends meet. Take the ends and twist them together, forming a loop out of the wire. Repeat this with the other 3 pieces of wire.

Step 3: Shape the loops to the desired shape for your wings.

Step 4: Take the twisted ends and bend them up. Then you can just stick the twist in the back of the fairie when the wings are done. Do this with all the wings, and then press the edges of the loop flat against the tile.
Step 5: Fill the inside of each wing with Transluscent Liquid Sculpey.
Step 6: Take glitter and sprinkle inside each wing.
Step 7: Take the toothpick and swirl the glitter around, making sure that it is evenly spread thoughout each wing.
Step 8: Bake the wings as instructed - 275-300 degrees F for 15-30 minutes. Let them cool and take them off the tile and trim the extra TLS from around the outside of the wire.
Step 9: Push the twist into the back of your unbaked fairie to attach the wings. Put the larger wings on the top and the smaller wings below them.
Step 10: Cover up the ends of the wings by adding more hair where the wings meet in the fairie's back. This will also secure the wings from falling out.


Step 11: Once you are happy with the positioning of the wings, bake your little fairie as she is - wings included! The second time baking the wings shouldn't hurt them at all. Here is one of Jenny's new fairies at the right with a beautiful set of wings! Click the picture for a larger view!

Jenny Cox
©2001 Text and Pictures

PCC would like to thank Jenny for this terrific lesson. If you have a lesson or tutorial that you would like to share with PCC, please email or and we will help you get your project ready for the PCC Website!


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