Friday, April 29, 2011

Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop

Hi Ladies!!!!  Welcome to the first Artsy Addicts Blog Hop!  There are 24 fabulous artists participating in this hop sharing their favorite techniques.  If you find yourself at this blog first and want to start at the beginning please go to http://www.angeeleebutler.com.

I'm going to share with you how I make my dragonfly embellishments.  It is super easy.

This is what you need:  cottonballs, wire ribbon, fabric craft ribbon, scissors, glue, clips, and a ruler.
 First, stretch one cottonball out a little and place in the wire ribbon as the picture below shows.
Then, fold the wire ribbon over...

And then fold the sides in...

And then start twisting the wire ribbon to form the body of the dragonfly.  When you get to the length you want,  go ahead and cut, glue and clamp the end until the glue dries.

Now cut two pieces of your fabric craft ribbon.  For this dragonfly I cut each of my two ribbon pieces 8 inches in length.  Then tie each piece of ribbon around the cottonball body of the dragonfly to make your wings.
Trim the dragonfly wings...


After the glue dries, you are ready to further embellish your dragonfly or just use the dragonfly as is on your artsy projects.  Experiment with different ribbon from your stash.  Here are a few dragonflies I made:


And here is my project using dragonflies...
Supplies used as shown.  Also, canvas board and my dragonflies!
You're next stop on the blog hop is Karla at http://www.karlasloveblog.blogspot.com

Enjoy the rest of the hop!  Your comments are more than welcome and I will pick a winner from the comments next week and post the winner here on my blog so please check back.  I'll put together a small product prize package for the winner.  Thanks for visiting my blog, Chrys :)

28 comments:

  1. Oh...these dragonflies are Super fun!!

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  2. Great idea! I love them. I'm going to try them this weekend.

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  3. I love dragon flies AWESOME idea and i have all the supplies handy ...

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  4. Awesome idea and what a cute way to spruce up your art project. must try

    Peggy Lee
    http://pegbaker.blogspot.com

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  5. Hey Girlfriend another fabulous project you are awesome!

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  6. thanks for sharing , these would make a good addotion to the camping book Im making for fathers day

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  7. You are right....thusi is sooo simple! Very cute! TFS!

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  8. so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Chrys... these dragonfly critters are just the cutest. Totally love the blue/orange one in your layout... beautiful. Thank you for sharing your dragonflies with us.

    hugs
    Darlene

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  10. That is so very innovative, thanks for sharing. Kelly (walkelmol yt)

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  11. Love dragonflies! Will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Cute dragonflies, and fab technique, thanks for sharing, Julia.
    www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

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  13. How cute is this. I love dragon flies. I might try this on a large scale for my patio. TFS.

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  14. I love to add flowers, butterflies, and dragonflies to my projects so this technique was really a joy to see. Thanks for sharing it as I can't wait to try it out myself.

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  15. Such cute critters! I am truly enjoying this blog hop!

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  16. Chrys....these dragonflies are tooo darn cute and so easy to make...thanks for the hop..lol!

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  17. Well, I'll be. What a super idea. new follower.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

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  18. How cool is that? Thanks for sharing, Hugz, KimScrapper YT

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  19. great project for summer craft for the kids

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  20. This is to cute. I love it. Think I'll do some. Thanks for sharing. Johanne L.

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  21. SUPER adorable!!!! TFS!!!!!

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  22. Fun! Great job explaining it too :)

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  23. This is a great project thanks for sharing cant wait to try it out on my own they are so cute!
    loves and hugs
    Heather Mitchell

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  24. had to print out this one...so cute!

    Janie from Florida

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