Custommade is a really cool place where you can find someone
to help you bring your ideas to life, whether it's art, furniture,
jewelry, logos, clothing, etc.
She had seen this giant wooden butterfly I had made and wanted something
similar and in the same color, but in a dragonfly design.
I cut the wings out of plywood and started adding all the elements.
Picture molding, hinges, keys, house numbers, domino's and spindles
are just a few of the recycled items I used... so much fun creating this piece!
I took photos inside and outside but this is strictly an indoor piece.
Just like on the butterfly, I added the metal strapping around the
edges of the wings.
I used giant rusty keys for the antenna and a piece of an old drawer
pull for the eyes.
She wanted the same color I used before so after I painted
base coats of black and brown, I dry brushed with metallic gold.
The solid color really brings all those elements together but
you still see all that great texture.
One day I would like to make one and leave most of the elements
in their natural state, I think that would look amazing.
When I create pieces like this, all the "junk" hoarding
definitely pays off.
I combined several different pieces to create the body using a wood
column and different parts of wooden lamp bodies.
He's really big, almost 5 ft wide but I love making these oversize pieces.
This is another giant butterfly I made not too long ago... I can't stop!
Thanks for checking out my giant recycled dragonfly!
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