July 9, 2012

Dragonfly art, recycled table leg dragonfly art in Peacock and Zebra designs

hand painted peacock feather art
Update as of Spring 2016, I'm no longer making the dragonflies.
I sincerely appreciate all the past orders, thank you!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my coastal and 
nature themed mosaics. 
I just finished two peacock dragonflies with textured wings...

hand painted dragonfly
I painted the body black and added dots and stripes...

textured art
I used Flexall, type of joint compound, for the wings.
I applied the Flexall, then made the larger part of the pattern using my 
fingers and the outer edges with a notched squeegee. 

drawer pull recycled art dragonfly head
Copper strap antenna and a drawer pull for eyes...

peacock feather art dragonfly
Here's another peacock...

textured peacock feather
and the wings have a green background...

attach dragonfly wings fan blade dragonfly Lucy Designs
A pic of the back since I get so many emails and questions
asking how I attach the wings.
I use screws, 2 per wing.

zebra hand painted design
I also made a few more zebra designs since the last ones went pretty 
quickly, and some of these have already sold too.
You guys must love zebra and animal prints as much as I do!

spindle dragonfly body
This guy has vintage glass knobs for the eyes and a
recycled lamp harp for the antenna....

If you want to use harps in this way, 
you will need a vice to bend them since they are super thick and 
reeeeally hard to bend.

hand painted zebra dragonfly
I love painting zebra print! You can search my page for "zebra" and
 see lots of zebra things I've made in the past,
including yellow zebra.

hand painted zebra butterfly
I made another zebra butterfly...

recycled house numbers butterfly antenna
I used  "#9" house numbers for the antenna on this one...

wood butterfly body
The body is a chair leg and I added a smaller piece of wood on top
with mismatched glass bead eyes....

wings on wooden butterfly
I cut the wings out of Luan, sometimes called "Underlayment".
And another pic of how the wings are attached...
don't forget to predrill your holes first...trust me

zebra dragonfly art
This is a dark brown zebra dragonfly, 
he's already on his way to his new home...

I used a metal piece on the body...

do dragonflies have antenna
More mismatched glass bead eyes and copper plumbing strap
for the antenna....Did you know that dragonflies really only
have very tiny antenna that you can hardly see?
I have been reminded of that many times with emails from people LOL.
In my mind, these are whimsical creations so I think a few 
swirly antenna are perfectly fine 😎

table leg butterfly art
Then I made a black and white zebra butterfly with the
coolest carved wood body...

lamp harp as art piece
More lamp harp antenna and glass bead eyes...

recycled metal pieces in mixed media art
I added this unknown metal piece because I thought it looked funky

black and white funky dragonfly art Lucy Designs
Since I'm on to the black and white, I'll show you 
this one too even though it's not a zebra or a peacock...

painted wooden dragonfly body
He has a fun painted polka dot body...

silverware antenna dragonfly art
I bent and curled silverware for the antenna.

ceiling fan blade dragonfly
The wings are ceiling fan blades that came with these decorative
brass pieces on the ends, I cut the holes out with a 
hole cutting bit on the drill.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the dragonflies!

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous - all of them. But I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE the Peacock wings.
    It's always a treat to read your posts and see what new designs you've come up with.

  2. The peacock dragonfly took my fancy instantly! I'm so envious!!

  3. I cannot visit your page without commenting! Everything is just fabulous! I am inspired by each piece! One of these days.... I'll try to make something of my own :)

  4. You have mad skills and creative talent, my dear! Your ideas for antennae are so wonderful!

  5. Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it!


I've moved to Lucydesignsart.com to focus on my mosaic art. I'm no longer creating dragonflies or mermaids.

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