Monday, November 29, 2010


My latest creation just posted today, the largest and most intricate piece I have created. This is an Emu Egg with a Victorian design of paper filigree. Each piece of paper is hand cut and twisted and shaped one at a time, then placed on individually by special tweezers after being dipped in a matte art glue, upon drying the the back round is created and then vintage leaves are hand cut from larger leaves, edged in german glass glitter. Upon drying the poinsettias are brushed with glue and hand glittered. Then after drying the back round is brushed with matte glue and more german glass glitter is applied. A piece of vintage tinsel is added to the top and inserted in a hole and glued in place. The bottom has a vintage teardrop pearl added and the poinsettias have clustered centers of tiny vintage pearls. Each one of my ornaments have a vintage/victorian flare with vintage jewelry added. They are OOAK and come hand signed. It requires approximately a week to finish each ornament. This art is generally called quilling which is the Art of paper filigree, to me this is quilling at its Best!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is just stunning!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Elaine said...

Too elegant for words.... bet that hurt when the emu laid that one....Ha But seriously you are truly a master of the egg.

cottonfieldfarm said...

Thank you Marilou for the nice comment and good wishes. I hope you and yours have a very wonderful and peaceful Christmas. God bless.

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Oh how beautiful. I've seen quilling and often that how beautiful it is. I've never known anyone who has created this type of artwork. I will have to keep you in mind later and get an ornament for next year. These are just beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and commenting on my new background. I think I finally have it where I like it. Have a wonderful New Year!!
Hugs, LisaKay

kymberli q. said...

Wow...this is beautiful!! I want one for next year as well! When do I put my order in?! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

LuLu you have more patience than me! They are lovely. Regarding lace I do a lot of vintage linen in my booth so I try many things to clean them up for sale. Bleach, it will either take or not make any difference at all, if it is soft cotton lace it will work. If the curtains are that stiff synthetic lace I don't think it will change it at all. I often bleach lace when I figure what the heck I can't use or sell it with a stain anyway. bleaching has never disintegrated the lace (Famous last words) when I bleach lace I fill the washing machine then agitate a few minutes, open the lid, put in about a cup of bleach, then agitate a few more minutes, then I leave the lid open and let the lace sit for about 20-25 minutes (Set a timer) then close the lid and finish your wash cycle. I always hang outside to dry. I sure wish there was a piece for you to try it on. If your are at the pint that you are going to buy new ones anyway, give it a try....Good luck