Wednesday, 13 May 2009

a bit of play in the studio with tassel heads

some time ago, ro gave our email group another technique to play with, however, mine has been on the back-burner for some time now. this technique involved decorating some wooden spindles or wooden tassel heads. the key for this technique was to attach some embroidery cotton/floss to the pieces, among embellishments, beads, decoupage and/or painting. no set structure.....it's all about just letting the creativity flow and going with our own ideas.


i made a start today and, while looking at a couple of the bare wood pieces, i could see a distinct hooded cape shape in the wood grain so i thought i'd go with it.



here's where i'm at so far. still a ways to go but i'm having a lot of fun playing....

in progress - acrylic paint, beads and embroidery cotton/floss
click on image to enlarge

15 comments:

  1. They look smashing. What a wonderful idea.

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  2. Those are awesome Serena! I love how you saw something so alive and creative within the wood. It takes talent because honestly, all I saw was wood. Great job!!

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  3. Serena, these are darling! What a clever idea. That dark one with the beaded hat is so cute, and I love the face you painted on the blue one.

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  4. They're so cute! I can easily see how you saw the hooded cape shape on these. Can't wait to see them finished with all their embellishments.

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  5. WOW!!!
    Those are freakin adorable!!
    You are so creative!!!
    xo

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  6. you're absolutely right Serena! they are little people the second I look at them too..... what fun!

    Of course, seeing as I love dolls and bears and ...well, anything with a little face actually....... these will be fun to watch ....

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  7. They look like a lot of fun and play! Couldn't wait they will be finish, they would be wonderful

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  8. neat project :D

    you could have a little army of fairy tale hooded people :) red riding hood, Cinderella, endless options :)

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  9. WOW! I'm loving them! I especially like the little black one, he is just so cute :)

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  10. Oh these are cool! Will look forward to more.

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  11. oh-when I saw that first pic, I immediately saw little people. They are turning out so cute!!!

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  12. Cute! Can hardly wait to see them all finished. Are they going to have tassels, did you say? I am trying to picture that. Guess I'll have to wait for the photos. :) Isn't it fun to try different things?

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  13. Oh Serena, the little wooden dolls are great! Love the one with all the beads on the head. :)
    The other one with the painted face is very nice too. They look like a fun project to try.

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