Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Seeds, Pods and Seedheads

I thought about all of the seeds and seed pods that I like, from milkweed, which attracts and feeds monarch butterflies to hedge apples, the ugly, green, brainy looking balls. I just couldn't figure out what to do with them. Then, I was sitting by one of the lakes in our neighborhood, admiring the cattails and realized that cattails are actually seed pods, too. So, here's my tag. I painted the background,  and then drew and cut out the dark brown background cattails. To make the cattails in the foreground, I cut cattails out of a rusty brown suede paper and glued then to thin sticks from a tree. I made them pop out by mounting them with a couple of layers of thick double stick tape. I finished by mounting the tag on burlap. No special techniques, but I like the tag!


14 comments:

  1. I like the tag, too! Isn't it great to be inspired by your own environment. You've done a splendid job recreating these cattails.

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  2. Very nice! Love the burlap-- great effect!

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  3. Love the colours and the choice of seed pods! Great tag. x

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  4. Great tag! I would never have thought of these as seed pods :)

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  5. Very clever - that suede paper is the perfect texture - great effect :o)

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  6. Lovely tag...I wouldn't of thought of using cattails...fab choice!

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  7. Well done Martha, great tag
    Lynn

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  8. Great idea, lovely colours and textures, Jane xx

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  9. wonderful design, love your use of burlap

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  10. great tag - love the burlap background (guess we call it hessian) well done! Carolyn x

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  11. Pretty scene you made, could be from right out my window, I live on Hidden Pond Lane, and can see the pond and cattails from my front window.

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  12. Love the hessian background for the tag. Sets the seed pods of perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

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