Green Meadow Skirt:
Once it was dry, I used some basic fabric paints to create texture and give the impression that there were various flora scattered about. I just used a small and medium sized brush to dab on the different colors, overlapping and fading as desired.
|Yarn from Paulanna at Pergolina. Thanks, Paulanna!|
To give it some actual texture, I sewed feathery green yarn sporadically throughout the skirt,
creating patches of tall grass.
These patches were accompanied by small red and yellow flowers which I embroidered.
And after I added my flora I made sure to strategically place a little fauna.
Sweet little stag.
For the base of my snow cap I used cornflower blue fabric paint and added contour coloring and texture. I also added some little silk flags for a tiny skier to have a fun downhill slalom. I hand sewed these with a little embroidery thread and used a black fine tipped marker to draw the flag posts.
Fun Fact: the peach silk flag (fabric purchased at a garage sale) was actually the same fabric used as the lining in Natalie Portman's dress from the tornado scene of Where the Heart Is.
I also made a bird necklace from miniature doves and wire. You always need to accessorize!
I was going to be more of a Mt. Saint Helens and have a cloud headpiece, but then I decided to go with an actual peak so that my costume was a little more discernible, more Mt. Rainier. Luckily, I had some household items to fashion it out of: a white microwavable leftover bag, thin black head band and cornflower blue paint (leftover from above).
Not a super-long project, maybe a total of five hours all together. But I love it and will always keep my dream of finding a bunch of ladies to form a mountain range with me...
|Me and Crisp (aka Olive)|