Thursday, January 16, 2014

Papery gnomery....


I sort of made that up:  "Papery gnomery."  For some reason I happened to make three gnomes one right after the other afew days ago.



The Gnomey guy on the left is just made of cardboard and paper, taped and covered with tissue paper and collage medium.  (I used Mod Podge and masking tape and a cereal box.)

The middle piece is a vintage spool, embellished with my own drawings printed off and used on top.  (I donated this to a raffle where it was a hit!)

Gnome #3 is made from a vintage spool and papier mache.  His head is a ball of aluminum foil, covered with masking tape before adding the layers. Here he is naked and drying over a heater vent...



They all were finished with several layers of acrylic paint and a few coats of acrylic varnish.  So essentially, they were made from stuff already on hand and thus...very inexpensive to make.

Are you doing anything creative?   Drawing?  Knitting? Painting?  Sewing?

So much to do and so little time!

Be well. and as always,

enjoy the day!


7 comments:

vivian said...

they turned out great Helen! I saw them on facebook but I didnt realize you had just made them! I would have fussed over them a bit! lol!
in anycase, all three are wonderful!
I'm babysitting today, had torry pie overnight as his mommy and daddy are helping my daughter jen and her hubby move today. so, probably wont get much crafting done today! lol
have a great weekend,
xoxo
vivian

l.wilks11 said...

Great papery gnomes! Love the way you created them. Thank you for commenting in my blog......xx

Flora said...

AHHHH!!! What a handsome fellow , love your whimsical style !!!
Blessings,Flora

paris parfait said...

Oh they are too cute for words! They remind me of the film Amelie. There are gnomes in the yard of a house nearby and I can't help but smile every time I see them. :) xx

Simply Shelley said...

How cute are these...I know someone who would love them,another friend of mine whom is a big fan of all gnomes...I will share this with her....hope you are staying warm dear friend....blessings

Lena said...

Your gnomes are all charming Helen, but I think the spool gnomes are especially sweet, but then, I have a special fondness for your drawings.

Your winter has been amazing so far. It must feel like quite an adventure!

xo
Lena

Michelle said...

Those are delightful gnomes! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.