Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Woodland Sprites • DIY with Branches

My branch series has really started the creative juices flowing. Here is another project, just completed based, on my Dancing Red Sticks. It evolved because I saw tiny people in the branches as we hiked through the woods. They became Woodland Sprites and they are full of personality.

They are made from branch ends, spray-painted matte black and perched on spalted maple bases crafted from firewood. They can be arranged amongst pine boughs, on tables or shelves, with candles or not. I can rearrange them on a whim.



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Their personalities vary from gnarled, bent old men to spritely ballerinas. They are natural, graceful and elegant. I love them. I am working on the tutorial and should have it up tomorrow. Come by and see how easy they are to create. Update: Link to Tutorial here.

If you haven't visited my Branch Inspiration Series yet, you should. It might inspire you as well!

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4 comments:

  1. I love these sprites! And that spalted wood- what a wonderful discovery. You make it look easy, but I think what you've done here takes a true artist's eye.

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  2. Wow! I'm always amazed when I came here. It LOOKS simple, but I know better. You have been blessed with so much talent.

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  3. Cute centerpiece! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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