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#1 fiahermansfly

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:50 PM

I'm wanting to attempt a mountain butterfly particularly a blue mountain butterfly...Does anyone know how to create the wings...I've been web hunting for an idea and have came up dry. I'm wanting that cloth look, like the natural.

Thanks in advance,
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#2 Fred H.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (fiahermansfly @ Apr 18 2009, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm wanting to attempt a mountain butterfly particularly a blue mountain butterfly...Does anyone know how to create the wings...I've been web hunting for an idea and have came up dry. I'm wanting that cloth look, like the natural.

Thanks in advance,
~Brett

There is a tyer From Cali. that does some great butterflys and uses rice paper for the wings. His first name is Jackson his last name is ? (Leome) . I'm sure the spelling is wrong on the last name. I have used a paper like tyvek but was unhappy with the results.
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#3 Paul vd Driesche

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:04 PM

His last name is Leong....nice guy with a lot of nice realistic stuff....butterflies among them. And indeed he make's the wings from rice paper and he make the patterns on the wings in dots.....lots and lots of dots.
Google will give you some results on his work but I don't think he has his own website....yet. This is on his card but it will not really give you much.... http://www.realistic...cksonleong.com/

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:29 PM

Good Day,

You might want to look for a poduct called "fuzzy paper". Somethng like this:

http://www.paper-pap...uzzy-paper.html

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE (steelie @ Apr 19 2009, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good Day,

You might want to look for a poduct called "fuzzy paper". Somethng like this:

http://www.paper-pap...uzzy-paper.html

Steelie



Steelie, your awesome...Though I'd almost feel like cheating printing off a set of wings. I'm prolly gonna give it a go..I thought about using construction paper and taking a piece of fine grit sand paper to it before coloring. I'll give em both a go!


Thanks everyone for your quick responses!
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:49 PM

Good Day,

You could rid yourself of guilt I guess by hand coloring the wings with markers... rolleyes.gif

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:19 PM

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hand coloring the wings with markers...

Actually...that is exactly how Jackson creates his butterfly wings. I am not certain the type of paper, but he uses fine tip markers and dots the paper with the ink to get the coloring that he wants!
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:03 AM

I know this is an old thread, I found a cool site though salmonfly.net I believe.  Or google leon's butterfly.

Anyway if anyone doesn't mind printing out wings, they have a few patterns ready to be printed and explain how to tie in the wings.  I was wondering about butterfly wings myself and took me 2 days to find that, looks like it was worth the searching.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 11:04 PM

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I finally found the step-by-step for Leon's butterfly, and the templates for printing the wings.  It wasn't clear to me what "fabric" he is using .... "safecloths" or "microwipes"... do you have any idea what parallel for those exists in the U.S.?   Also I didn't see anything about painting over the wings with some protectant like Sally Hansen.  Seems plain wings would be too floppy once wet, and the printer ink might not be permanent.

Any ideas?


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:01 AM

What about dryer sheet cut to the right shape?
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#11 FlaFly

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 12:27 PM

Could try dryer sheets... I think I'd try a used one without whatever they're treated with, press it first... question then is whether the printer ink will stick, and

 

still wonder how to stiffen them.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:15 PM

This is from Silkhdh, from the "favorite warm water species" thread ... but it's a favorite stiffening agent of mine.

 

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

does your wife know you posted that?   Hmmmmmm?


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#14 mikechell

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:53 PM

I just showed her the thread ... and she's still giggling.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:00 PM

I trust she is not one of them?


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