Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fun Art

I made this wool felt crown last weekend at my friend Jeanne's house. She gave a class to several of us. I worried I would not like the sewing part but it was really fun. Not tedious like I thought. I hand sewed all the pearls and seed beads on plus whip stitched the crown together. Everything else was glued on. I think it came out great.

This is a close-up of the focal piece of jewelry I used. It is a vintage pin I think I got at The Cattle Barn last year sometime. I pinned it on instead of gluing it. So if I ever want to take it off I can.
Detail of the pearls and seed beads.
Detail of the trims. Rhinestone strand, fringed tulle, a fancy gold trim and a sequin flower trim.
Played with encaustic wax at my last art group meeting. This is on a wooden stamp base. I painted the sides and back with black acrylic paint. The front is clear and blue wax. I color copied the birds and the background and attached everything with the wax. The trim on the right is a scrapbooking border. I scratched into the cooled wax and then rubbed black oil paint in the cracks. Wiped off the excess with a paper towel. It was a fun technique.
This is a tin can. I did this at another one of my art group meetings. It is based on ones that Lisa Kaus http://www.lisakaus.com/ does. I want to find some bigger tins and make some more. I am going to make some for Valentines Day. I will post those when I get them done.


I had to show this. My friend Jeanne sent it to me in the mail. Love it!! She bought the scarf I think, but she crocheted the flowers and trim. wonderful!!! She has been adding flowers to gloves too. I received a black pair of those. She is soooo creative!!

1 comment:

donnaj said...

crown turned out really well!