Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tree Flags

Warning: these are addictive.

Sharon from All Norah's Art posted a video on making these and I couldn't resist. I picked up some medium weight cotton fabric and cut it into 3" wide strips. Sharon used a micron pen but all I had was a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens so I used that to draw the ladies or tree sprites as I like to call them. Then just as Sharon did I used Caran d'Ache neocolor II watercolor crayons to color in the areas. I used a small filbert brush and water to bring out the color. I was only going to try one but as you can see I couldn't stop. Check out her video on the process here

I have to admit this was the most fun little art project that I have done. The possibilities are endless. I had to force myself to stop doing them or I won't get the laundry done or cook any dinner and so forth. I think I will go out and tie them on some of my trees now.

Here they are in their new natural surroundings


tinker said...

what a cool idea, Kate - bet they'll look really cool hanging from your trees!

Lorraine said...

they are to go and check the video as I think I would like to have a go

Olivia said...

I too like these, Kate. I love projects (like Kim Mailhot's Love Rocks) that you can take out and leave places for people to find. I have a drive to share what I make and this is such a great way to do it. Your ladies are so pretty :) xo, O

Dan n Kai said...

Aloha Kate, I love 'um those are fabbie and will look great next to my peace flag..
Thanks SO much for sharing!
peace, Kai xx

tinker said...

Thanks for posting pics of them up there & letting me know - they DO look SO cool up in the trees!

Sheila said...

Kate these look great!
I love things in trees, and often put odd things in mine over the summer, ribbons and baubles etc.
Your art work is lovely..!

Kim Mailhot said...

These are so lovely ! Love them in their new home in the trees.
Happy Monday !

Sharon said...

Your tree flags are so cool waving in the breeze. Yes they are very addictive and so fun to do. I'm glad you enjoyed the video and thanks for the shout out.

Zorana said...

Your tree flags are beautiful! Really, really charming. I wouldn't have the heart to leave them on trees... (I keep the one that I received from Sharon hanging above me in my studio).