Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Completed Pine Needle Art Doll

"Trudi"

Finally settled on a face for this doll. Pine needles are really great to work with, although they will tickle and prick you at the same time. I went a little over board and bought more needles that have been dyed. The colors are soooo beautiful!!  The shop owner of artgalstudio recommended soaking them first to get them to bend.  I haven't tried that yet because I'm content with experimenting with them dry. I've thought of applying hot bees wax on them to see how they look and how well they hold up.
There are more dolls to come!! I've started one that is done with black needles and the full length of the needles are intact. The art doll above has had her needles trimmed.


7 comments:

paula said...

cool beans woman...i had no idea one could make something this wonderful from pine needles

stregata said...

She's wonderful, Carla! Can't wait to see the next.

lynda Howells said...

wool...she is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what else you create with thiese needlesxxxxlyndaxx

missy majchrzak buckley said...

Wonderful little lady, Carla. Love her!

Ginger said...

Loved this idea using pine needles.
Love your clever placements of them dyed pine needles would rock!
brilliant work as always!

BrassyBeads said...

You are always doing such intersting and unqiue work. I love it!!

Sharmon Davidson said...

She's lovely. Pine needles are an interesting material; I've thought of using them for a while now, but haven't. It's nice to see how you used them.