I would like you to meet Mrs. Higgimbotham, pictured below. She lives up north...you know, up north. She is waiting for hubby to come back from hunting; they need to stock up on food for the rest of the winter. Come spring, the little ones will be born. While waiting for the Mr. to get back, she made herself a scarf and hat using burlap she got from Canvas Corp Brand; they do deliver everywhere, even up north.
Ok....so I had too much fun creating Mrs. Higgimbotham, that I created a story around her. I made this project for the Canvas Corp Brand (CCB) Februrary Challenge - Cold Weather #ccbchallenge. Mrs. H. is made using CCB's red canvas. I used a blanket stitch with embroidery thread. I have also stitched a freshwater pearl for the eye. I added some vintage lace on the wing. Her hat and scarf is made using CCB natural burlap. The nest is made of CCB's natural burlap and jute. I sculpted the eggs out paper clay and painted them with teal and brown acrylic paint.
I used a cigar box for the substrate. On the outside I stenciled and painted it, mainly because I wanted to hide the cigar embossed letters. For the inside I used texture paste, added markings, then painted it with white, teal and blue acrylic paint and glitter. I used artificial leaves, green and Spanish moss; all which have been painted white, textured and glittered.
Here is Mrs. Higgimbotham