Sunday, March 6, 2011
GYPSY WOMAN CLOAK HANGERS
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