Saturday, August 13, 2011
After retrieving a few more items that I was about to toss out, I changed my mind and it all went back into the bin. What was I thinking?
The first thing I did was make the head. I knew I wanted colorful ribbons and yard fibers for her hair, but how was I going to glue them on to a piece of card stock and still be able to add a face without a smooth surface? Again, I went back to my stock of useless stuff. I found one vintage cabinet photo card. The picture was ruined but I kept it because the back side had beautiful scroll writing. I cut 2, 2 inch pieces and layered the hair between them and glued all the yarn and ribbons down. After it was dry, I had a nice smooth surface to add a face and a cool looking back with writing from the cabinet photo. I braided a few strands of her hair and added a glass butterfly bead on another strand.
"guy stuff" in the garage. This was perfect for the arms and legs. After hammering and flattening the ends, I drilled a hole in each end and nailed the arms and legs to the small wood canvas frame. With needle nose pliers, I curled the feet and hands. If you notice, I used the back side of the canvas for the front and the front side for the back. This allowed me to put the "golden sun" jewel in the center of the body and left room for all the words on the back side. Lastly, I wasn't sure how to add the finished head. Back to the drawing board. I found a bag of very small wooden vintage scrabble tiles and spelled the word "SUN". I glued them on with the word "SUN" facing the back side, and it also gave support for me to glue the head onto the backside of the tiles for the front side of the canvas. She measures 6"tall and 3 1/2 inches wide, not including the arms and legs.
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I also discovered that this frozen dinner container also makes a great vessel to mix paint in!