Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My march lady is done. She is a pink floral lady with fun on her mind. The silk flower petals came from a friend's daughters 21st birthday party - it was a tropical theme party and Loreece is a very pink girl so the pink petals have been outlined with beads and then the young lady stitched with purple krienik braid. The petal area inside the body have been covered in beads. If you look really closely you will see where I have run out of beads but I am hoping to get some from my mum soon so I can finish the last little bit. (its only because I dont like the missing bit.)
I am hoping to get more lei petals from Loreece so I can make her a goddess doll with a flower petal skirt.
Part of my plan for this beaded journal project was to experiment with some 3d bodies to cover to make goddess dolls. I have partially done the first one and he is becoming a little caveman so not certain if I will cover him completely in beads yet. I am making some little faces out of polymer clay which can be attached as well as printing some on silk to apply.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I also am going to try to put on a couple of buttons and other found objects into this piece.
Also this month I have been looking at the ways others have finished their pieces by checking out the 2007 BJP finished pages and am thinking of sewing a little leather top or side to each piece and making it like a book. I have mostly got the same sized pieces so this could work and a friend has an eyelet punch to make holes in the leather for binding.
My other thought was to use a found book and cut out pages and mount the pieces inside them. I may experiment with this also and see what happens.