Friday, June 14, 2013

Easy...

Peasy ...




Blessings,Flora

16 comments:

Karen Mallory said...

You just make it look easy!! LOL I love all your little guys!!!
hugs karen

Flora said...

HA!!! You are too cute Karen , Thank you for visiting with me and for taking the time to comment!!!
Blessings,Flora

Alan said...

I've never heard of this method before but I may have to give it a try. You're work is amazing.

I am currently making my first fabric doll.

Flora said...

Hello and Welcome Alan, Thank you so much for the lovely comment . This medium is a very old style of doll or ornament making .I had wanted to make them for so long and I finally gave it a try about 2 yrs ago, give or take and fell in love with it , please let me know how it goes for you and also on your fabric doll, maybe post a link so that we could see it ?
Blessings,Flora

Patri Bears said...

Great!!!

Patri

Flora said...

Thank you Patri ,love your sweet bears!!!!
Blessings,Flora

ImagiMeri said...

Oh awesome lady, thank you so much for showing your process!!!!!! I now want to attempt spun cotton in the near future.

Hugs,
Meri

Flora said...

Glad to be of help Meri, I'm sure your art will be awesome too !!
Blessings,Flora

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for showing how you do this . I look at my Skelly king everyday (I didn't have the heart to put him away till Halloween), and just could not figure out how you made him. I just love him. Maybe when I finish the gazillion projects I have going I will attempt spun cotton. I love seeing your creations from inception to finish.

Carolyn

Flora said...

Carolyn You're welcomed and Thank You so much for taking good care of the SkellyKing!!!I made another one with wings and he flew away very fast ,but please let me know how it goes if you get time to work with spun cotton!!!
Blessings,Flora

"Rhojo" Baldwin said...

Absolutely love your work! Is there something particular about your adhesive that gives you the fine finish or will any thin glue type medium work?

I am not a sculptor. My cloth dolls have very simple faces. I really want to try these. Lovely!

rhojo

Flora said...

Hello and welcome Rhojo Baldwin!!!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment about my work!!! I use Sobo
white glue but no, it's just taking the time to smooth it out as you go,
what I tell anyone who asks is that in order to get good results ,you just have to try the medium and
get a feel for it.Let me know how it goes.
Blessings,Flora

Nichole said...

Lovely work! Just attempting into make spun cotton figurines myself ( i usually work with polymer clay) Are the figurines you make posable once dried ? Just asking because the ones I have attempted are bendable and I want to make sure mine aren't too 'soft' :) Thanks!

Flora said...

Hello Nicole and WELCOME!!! Since I am self taught, I only know what my spun cotton ornaments feel like , mine are firm, some are hard and they would be damaged if bent or repositioned , if yours are softer and can be moved that's wonderful!!!
everyone develops their own way of making them I don't think there is a wrong way if you are happy with how they look then all the better!!!Thank you for the visit and taking the time to comment,I love hearing from other artist .
Blessings,Flora

Rob said...

Growing up my mother was a hairdresser and we always had big boxes of coiled cotton that they use when doing permanent waves. She used to sit me down with that cotton and glue and I would make toys for myself. I myself am a hairdresser and always have a supply of cotton sitting around, I also have between making cloth and paper mache dolls for years, but until I stumbled onto your site I never thought to use the cotton in this manner as asculptural element on the dolls. It instantly sparked a million new ideas, thank you.

Flora said...

Rob,Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and you are so welcomed. At the time I made this tutorial,I had just learned how to do this beautiful art myself. All my short tuts are basically done because I cant always remember the steps, so it really is for my own benefit more than anything HA! I hope to hear from you again soon. Blessings, Flora