"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Did a bit more

I worked on the wings a bit more. Actually it looks much better than it does in the picture.
A couple of years ago a friend presented a jar of potpourri as a gift. I don't use those sort of things so it has been sitting in a corner not knowing what to do. Yesterday my eyes spotted it and registered the fact that there were some very interesting looking dried plants in it. I thought to myself it might come in use sometime. Today while posting earlier it occurred to me that I could use these dried plants on my wings. So I dipped it in little paverpol mixed with bronze colour and stuck it to the wings. Then Linda suggested some hole less beads. My thoughts also went in the same direction, but I didn't have any colour that would go with it. I had some clear beads in liquid paste so I pasted those and sprinkled a bit of glitter to make it shine. They do look much better however, I am now thinking that I needn't have gone into the trouble of running embroidery threads as the glitter sort of over shadows it all. Oh well as long as it looks ok. I might add a few more beads to it once the glue is dry.


  1. The red pieces really make the wings pop now - I love it! You're really getting out of the box with these wings! You go, girl!

  2. Shashi, I LOVE your thought process! Very clever use of unexpected materials! And the colors fit well with the colors in the shoes! This is going to be a VERY cool doll!

  3. Love those wings- lots of insteresting textues and colors. Very, very pretty Shashi! Don't you just love them? I can't wait to see them on your doll.
    Linda F from FL

  4. Those wings are gorgeous. I can't wait to see them on the doll

  5. These are wonderful - what a great way to use potpourri! Lovely colors too.

  6. These are just gorgeous wings Shashi, I have also used potpourri on items I've made many times but dipping them in Paverpol is a great idea and next time I will do the same as I have a jar that has been waiting for me a couple months now.

  7. The wings are so beautiful. I love them. Can't wait to see the whole doll.


  8. Ooooh, lovely wings! I think it all works just fine. And I like the embroidery threads.

  9. Hi ya Shashi
    wot wonderful colourful wings for your doll- I love the way you think and the beads have made it lovely and sparkly!!
    love n hugs bear xoxoxoxox


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