Okay, laugh if you must. It's not like this little guy is going to hear you. You may remember this tree from a previous post. I used a pattern that my sister Maggie was selling on her blog. He normally has three leaves and a crow adorning him but for this occasion he's covered in hearts.
The hearts are made from paper mache clay and I painted them with a base coat of black gesso then two or more coats of acrylic paint then after sealing them I dry brushed a metallic antique gold paint lightly to give the hearts a soft patina.
Some of of the hearts have eyelet hooks screwed into the V of the heart and then were threaded with black and gold metallic ribbon. Others I threaded gold jewelry making wire and metallic gold thread through a hole I drilled.
I've always thought the objects made from paper mache clay have the look and feel of wood. In this instance it makes me think of stone or metal. These little hearts have a jewelry like quality. They would make great pendants which is why I hung the largest one the way I did.
Our little enchanted tree has such a sad look about him I decided he needed someone to cheer him up and who better than Myrtle the Queen of Luv?
Myrtle arrived in the mail this week. She is the prize I won in the giveaway at LLA Creations. Over at LLA Creations, Lisa has the most adorable and whimsical creations that she carves from wood. If you haven't been to her site you should pay her a visit. I'm sure you'll keep going back.
I've also been working on a rug crocheted from "woolly worms" that Maggie gave me. It would be done if I'd work on it more consistently but the worms which are long narrow strips of wool blanket are very fuzzy and they make such a mess not to mention make my hands itch. I'll probably finish it up today.
I'm also working on something for Easter and a few other projects that you'll have to wait to see. Hope you enjoyed your visit and leave here with a smile on your face.
~Happy Valentine's Day~
As always, thanks for stopping by.