It’s time for another component of the month and our inspiration for October was supplied to us by our wonderful blog leader Jennifer Stout-Cameron. Jen creates in glass and provided each of the team, plus special guests with one of her amazing folk art sugar skulls. You can find her shop here.
I was lucky enough to meet up with her at fellow AE team member Lesley’s house in beautiful Dorset last month, where we had a brilliant weekend of beaches, wine, cheese and beads! I picked my sugar skull and Lesley introduced me to Fireline for bead embroidery and that’s how it all started.
Inspiration struck and I got carried away before remembering that I hadn’t taken a picture of which one I received. So here it is at the point I remembered!
My idea came from Pinterest. I was looking around for Face painting ideas for my daughter’s Halloween costume (she wanted to be the Queen of Souls from The book of Life… brilliant film if you’ve not seen it!) and I came across an image from a pack of Bicycle playing cards.
I love the feathered hat on the skeleton, so I decided to use some of my new Fireline and hoarded seed beads to embroider it in to a design. Although it ended up larger than I anticipated, I love how it turned out!
I think I’m going to use it as a patch on a new bag my husband’s threatened to make for me out of this gorgeous distressed leather.
Big thanks to Jen for a brilliant component! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about it, and if you’d like to see what the rest of the team and guests have made with their skulls, follow the links below!
Art Elements Team
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