Sunday, March 6, 2011

GYPSY WOMAN CLOAK HANGERS

GYPSY WOMAN CLOAK HANGERS

Batik hanger

In my efforts to create beautiful items to pamper my students for my upcoming sculpture class, I thought about making cloak hangers. Not just any old coat hangers but “cloak” hangers. I created a few of them awhile back and really love using them.

Close-up of batik hanger. I created it by using a crayon batik

I found sturdy wooden hangers and cut canvas to fit. I attached the canvas with Yes glue. This is the best craft glue I know of for drying quickly and holding heavier papers together.


For the above hanger, I used photo copies of the labyrinth in my laundry room plus one of my Celtic planters.

Once the hangers were dry, I covered them with digital images of my work and quotations using Modge Podge to adhere.


Last, but not least, I added some spiffy looking jewelry on the top of the hanger and the gypsy comes to life. What fun it is for your guests to hang their coats, robes or even negligee’s on these fanciful hangers. I hope my students like them. I’ll be creating more with an Italian theme to go into the Tuscany Suite and others with a beach theme for the Cabana Suite.

Music Was My Refuge

Maybe you remember my crackled painting from a few weeks ago. I used a photo image and recrackled the hanger. This time I certainly got the crackles I was looking for.

I may offer some of the cloak hangers for sale if I find the time to create more of them. I'm thinking of creating several Freida hangers. Can't you just see her with flowers all around her face and a large colorful flower at the top of the hanger?


This image is from the tray that I created-I added extra lace to the hanger

Close-up of the lace added

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38 comments:

  1. These are amazing!... Ijust love them. It would take a special garment to lay over one of those!

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  2. Your cloak hangers are amazing, Cheryl! I've painted clothes hangers before but what a great idea to dress them even further.

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  3. Great idea! I never thought that our everyday hangers could turn to a decorative art piece. I love the hanger with quotes. The quotes could serve as a good reminder for us before we start the day.

    I'm sure your students would love your creation. If I would own your decorated hangers though, I might not used it as a hanger. It deserves to be a perfect decorative piece. I love to look at it every time.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Such a fabulous idea and they look terrific. Lucky students. Annette x

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  5. What a fantastic idea! Your students will feel so pampered.

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  6. Wow. How do you come up with this stuff? I would have never thought of bedazzling hangers...They are beautiful, Cheryl. I love the crackle :)
    Happy Sunday my friend, xox

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  7. You are such a talented woman, they are stunning!!!!

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  8. Oh Cheryl they're fabulous! Your students will love them I'm sure! When I first read your post title, I though ah, another different word - we say coat hanger, you say cloak hanger - lol. Then I read further and understood, they are very special coat hangers, so become cloak hangers! I'm a little slow sometimes - lol.

    I think 'music was my refuge' is my favourite, but they're all fantastic - love that batik effect one!

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  9. Trish says: OH, WOW!

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  10. What a great idea to brighten them up I love the Freida one but then I love music and painting lol.
    Jackie

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  11. Once again, you have outdone yourself, Cheryl. Miss you~have not seen you in a bit and look forward to sharing my shrimp creole with you in April. Love, Dian

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  12. Wonderful hangers Cheryl, guests in your house has really something beautiful to hang their cloth on.
    Anni

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  13. Cheryl, you are so talented and versatile! Your hangers are beautiful! Love your artwork!

    xxoo

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  14. YOu have turned something so simple into a piece of art to enjoy every day, and it's useful at the same time. Great idea and I know your students will love them. You are so creative Cheryl.

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  15. What treasures - too good to hide with clothing!!

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  16. you could open a shoppe, with all your own items in it. what a multi-talent you are!! i love those!! though i'd hate to cover them with clothes!!
    xo

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  17. Who could ever have imagined where your passion for paper dolls would lead you! Everything you create is not only incredibly beautiful but wonderfully unique.

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  18. Sigh, I wanna come.... Your ladies will be pampered for sure

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  19. Just look at all of these beautiful comments!!! And they're well deserved, Cheryl!!! Your cloak hangers are stunning and will truly make your honored guests feel like ladies of the court. What a wonderful idea! You're truly an inspiration!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  20. You are seriously one of the coolest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of meeting (through the blog waves). These are fabulous, you are just oozing with talent. LOVE them!! I love everything you do!

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  21. You are amazing! Love your artful hanger! It's fantastic and a brilliant idea!

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  22. Cheryl ... you truly amaze me. How ever do you dream up these fabulous ideas???? I would love to spend a few hours inside that illustrious brain of yours! These hangers are brilliant adding yet another beautiful and personable layer to your bungalow. Your guest will indeed feel pampered! :) Personally, I would never want to leave!!!

    Wishing you a most lovely week ahead!

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  23. Your hangers are so gorgeous! I'm very happy to have found your blog!

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  24. Oh my goddess … these are … amazingly gorgeous!

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  25. Oh my goddess … these are … amazingly gorgeous!

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  26. You're just an artistic genius! Ever thought of doing a book Cheryl? You should!x

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  27. Oh wow- how did I miss this post? These are fabulous, Music was her Refuge is my favorite of course, because I LOVE those crackles. What an amazing idea! My only thing is I wouldn't want to cover those lovely faces with a cloak.....

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  28. Wow Cheryl! they are fabulous!! You should definitely sell them! art hangers!!

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  29. Beautiful work Cheryl, and very original too :)

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  30. What a wonderful idea - your hangers are just beautiful.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  31. WOW great idea and what a fantastic hanger collection with your wonderful paintings.
    Have a nice week, Anja

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  32. Truly you never stop amazing me with your creative clever talent Cheryl.
    I love your unique and so cool hangers idea.
    You Rock !!
    Hugs,Laura.xoxx

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  33. WOW Cheryl, Your guests are really going to be getting the Royal treament. Cloak hangers, So original and thoughtful! and there Gorgeous to boot!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  34. I would have to create an outfit fitting of such a grand hanger. I love this idea.

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  35. OOOH I wanna come and be one of your sweetly spoiled students! These are just beautiful!!!
    Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  36. Wow, what a fabulous idea! Your cloak hangers are absolutely stunning...they belong in a magazine Cheryl!!!

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  37. wow! these hangers were a stroke of genius! such a creative idea nad I love the way they turned out!

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