a later work made with same method as Annabel . She has real butterfly wings and sits on a rock

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Cool, did you preserve the butterfly wings in the Paverpol too?

Yes, although it took lots to coat them. I had to hang them suspended between each coat.as the wings resisted the covering.

The end result was more of a plastic feel than I get with the fabric.  Unfortunately I moved house 3 times recently and the wings didn't survive the last move..they crumbled :(

My latest sculpture was made using PVA glue instead of the Paverpol. It worked just as well but was a lot cheaper.

cheers Sheila

Thank you for sharing this info, Sheila! Very helpful and inspiring. Sorry to hear the butterfly wings didn't survive the moves, I can imagine they'd still be rather fragile even after the Paverpol coatings.

It's also good to hear that you had success with PVA instead of Paverpol. Sounds like this would be a fun process to try. :)

Yes, the wings were still fragile although they survived the first 2 moves ok. I guess I wasn't as careful packing the last time!. I still have some more wings so maybe I can create another lady with wings further down the track. I am trying a different style for each lady I make,so the next one I want to try will be using a floor tile as the base and gluing the lady to the tile so it is like a plaque rather than a statue.  I have a beautiful red wall at the back of my house where she will hang but I'm still playing around with ideas and colours in my mind.

cheers Sheila



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