Thursday, December 26, 2013

Butterfly Mobile

Butterflies for Mobile

I used markers, ink, inktense pencils, and translucent paint on sheer fabric.  I stitched it onto florists wire[ for support], because that is what I had on hand.  IF the needle hit the wire at a slow speed, the wire broke; at a high speed, the needle broke. Generally, I went very slow.  I then used metallic paints to seal the edges.  It is very lightweight so it moves at the slightest touch of air disturbance.




View from below


View from across the room

Because it is moving at the slightest whiff of air, it is generally in motion while I am in the room.


Another view from across the room


10 comments:

Norma Schlager said...

It is beautiful!

meta said...

lovely!

Judy Ferguson said...

Very clever. I never thought of using the markers on sheer fabric. Will have to give it a try. Thanks.

yarngoddess said...

Oh, breathtakingly beautiful!
Well done.
Diane

Regina B Dunn said...

The butterflies look professionally done. Marvelous.

LA Paylor said...

Wowie Ann this is so cool!! What a great concept, and the whole thing is full of color and movement! Love it.
leeAnna Paylor (we had drinks at Houston, remember?)
lapaylor.blogspot.com

Ineke said...

Very nice.

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

wonderful intense colors, so delicate looking, love it---AMY

Gwyned Trefethen said...

What a fabulous idea and executed so beautifully.

Janelle said...

The butterflies are free and playing in Maine! Lucky girl to play with butterflies...I can imagine walking into the room just to visit them & watch them move, how fun! Mom would have loved these as much as I do.