Thursday, March 24, 2016
Easter Bonnet Goose Egg
Someone round these parts cuts goose eggs in half, adds a shit ton of fancy smancy and then lines the whole thing with velvet. I do not think I have the capacity for such shenanigans. I can however respect the amount of time and bling these eggs take. So, when I spot one at the ReStore, it's mine. It's purely out of respect of course and also because hello shiny bling trinket box with gold feet come to me now.
Lucky for me I found a second one about six months back and I've been sitting on it waiting for Easter. The first one (purple pink on the right) I made ages and ages ago. It was in much worse shape than the latest one I found. The white one had someone's dog on the top that I needed to cover up. Turns out a little bit of gesso carefully added with a paint brush fixed that up quick.
I added a little bit of ink & some shimmer paint to get a water color look and then pulled out the glue gun. Yes, I found a wee mannequin for my pretty little hand knitted Easter bonnet. The bonnet had been in my stash since I went through doll house stuff I had when I was a kid.
My Mom made it when I was a teen and we used tiny blue glass beads and pink seed beads for flowers. The little doll's head was from the Restore and was in the same lot as the Bitchy Baby Fairy head.
Totally digging those pearls & the gold and pink ribbon. I am not sure my hand would have been steady enough to get those glued in that straight so I really must thank the artist before me for giving me something top notch to work from!
Happiest of Thursdays!
Linking this up to Choux Choux Paper Art's Easter challenge!