|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 01-26-2014 12:34 PM||869 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Once again I have been bad about posting my new projects here on Lumberjocks. I try to keep up, but I always seem to forget until I see my project album and then realize just how long it has been. I will try to do better.
This project is something that I felt like doing “just because”. I have always loved ballerinas and dancing and I wanted to make a set of ornaments that would look flowing and graceful.
The little ballerinas are about 5” tall each (give or take) and they are made from 1/4” curly maple. I could have left them in their natural color, but I decided to paint just their dresses and shoes in some pretty pastels. I didn’t do any shading on them at all, but i used the DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in coordinating colors as a top coat. The results is that they look like they are wearing dresses and shoes made of candy sugar.
For another idea, I decided to make a set of these dancers without their skirts on. This would allow me to make little skirts from tulle or nylon net simply by gathering it and tying it on. This gave an entirely different effect, and the little dancers look “fluffy” and interesting.
I drilled each of these ornaments vertically (you can see how I did it in my blog) so that the hanging cord wouldn’t interfere with the flow of the design. I think they would look wonderful in a girls room as a cute decoration. Maybe even a mobile. I offer the pattern on my website here for those who are interested. I even think that they would look wonderful enlarged and put on a wall as silhouettes.
Thank you as always for looking. I hope you enjoy them!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"