Monday, December 29, 2008
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Saturday, November 8, 2008
This gourd would be a great addition to your table as a centerpiece or anywhere else in your home that needs a little Christmas cheer. I have sealed Santa with 3 coats of urethane for indoor, as well as, outdoor use. If you shake him you can hear the gourd seeds inside. Kids love to hear the sound! He's very durable so a few little shakes from the kids won't hurt him at all. Shaking Santa also centers the seeds to the center of the bottom of the gourd so he will sit nice and straight on your table.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I thought I'd share this funny turkey with you to start off our Thanksgiving season .
I'm currently working on a Santa face gourd and should be sharing him with you soon. I am also planning on painting quite a few snowmen gourds. It's so hard to decide what cute little face to paint first!!!
Have a great week!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This turkey started out as this plain gourd and grew into this happy turkey.
I really enjoyed painting this little guy. He came to life as soon as I painted his face. I hope you like him. He'll make a great addition to a home as a centerpiece or just an accent.
His tail feathers were so easy to make. I used corn husks and painted them and glued the edges together. I added a piece of braided raffia as an accent.
I did some splatter paint all over him including his front tail feathers. I think he brings a nice fall feeling to this season.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Have a great day and keep warm if you are in a cold climate.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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Monday, October 6, 2008
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Thursday, September 4, 2008
Some of the raffia that has been glued into place.
A front view of the "straw".
The final reveal will be tomorrow. I've decided to name him PATCHES and I will list him on the etsy shop.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Now it's time to give him a personality! I made sure he has that little twinkle in his eye for the final accent. A little drybrushing for the cheeks gives him that cute ruddy appearance.
My last post on this scarecrow will include the finishing gloss coat and the raffia accents. Hmmm....I will also need a name for this guy. Any suggestions please comment :-)
Thanks for taking a peeek!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
A new update to the scarecrow gourd is also coming this week. It's turning out really cute. I'm adding raffia for the "straw" accents!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Oh my...our new little puppy has been keeping me QUITE busy the past 2 weeks. She's a sweetie but very active! I have managed to base coat the scarecrow and do some shading and highlighting. Here are a few examples so you can see the progress. I hope to accomplish a bit more in the next few days. It still doesn't look too much like a scarecrow but soon it will begin getting a personality.
A bit of drybrushing on the areas where the light would hit helps make the piece come alive. In person the denim is beginning to look real.
The next steps in Part 3 will be to draw on more details such as: facial features, collar, arms, pockets on the overalls, and stitching. I'll post some photos when they are completed. Thanks so much for looking.