Table leg dragonflies in rustic, layered paint finishes

recycled dragonfly art
Here are a couple of recent dragonfly orders. See all my dragonflies
by clicking on the dragonfly/butterfly category.
Update as of April 2016, I'm no longer creating the dragonflies,
thank you for all your past orders. 
Please visit my new online store featuring my mosaic art 
in coastal and nature themes and coastal ornaments.

ceiling fan dragonfly art
I started with a couple of table legs and ceiling fan blades

table leg dragonfly
She requested one with scrolled wings and another with 
layered paint wings.

layered paint diy
She asked for browns, tans and a touch of blue.
I used my block painting technique to get this layered
paint finish. I shipped them directly to her friend for a 
birthday gift.

table leg dragonfly
Another order for a single dragonfly
with painted wings in browns, cream and rust...

block painted finish
Painted wing detail...taken with phone, not such a great pic!

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4 comments:

  1. These are really unique. I am curious as to how most people display them. Are they more suitable outdoors or do you find people using them in an indoor display? Hanging or leaning? I just need a little help visualizing how to use such a piece.

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  2. I love these. A local lady has been making them to sell at our local farmers market. But, she cuts her wings out of wood. She didn't like working with the fan blades. I on the other hand have no idea what I'm doing, so I found 4 fan blades across the street from my house at our senior center rummage sale. And, I had an extra spindle from having my steps redone last year. Then I found 4 more spindles at the same rummage sale. It was $3.00 a bag day, so I don't think I've spent 50 cents on them. I had my grandson who is 4 help me paint the wings this past weekend. I have found some cool old door knobs and hinges, and what nots out in my garage. My house is at least 100 yrs old and every time I clean the garage I find another treasure that I didn't know that was tucked out there. Thanks so much for sharing your precious art work.

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  3. cruisegirl60, they can be hung indoors or out as an accent in a garden or room in the home.

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  4. katheke, love those finds, that's great! Yes, if you look at any of my newer dragonflies, I pretty much always cut them out of wood now. Thanks for the comment!

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