I also knew I wanted to keep my assessories simple because the bear I created has some nice detailing on her own. At 15", she is the smallest bear I have created with my detailed paw pads, although I realize she is still large by many people's standards. Here are Holly's paws and feet.
|Applique trapunto paw pads before airbrush shading!|
|A bit of the scrap I started with, plus some finished leaves.|
|First I cut out the leaves from a pattern I made. The I wet them and scored the |
veins and shaped them with my hands.
|I dried them on a low temperature in the oven . I experimented with |
painting white on the edges, but didn't care for it. Holly looks pleased!
And here is Holly, all ready for her Christmas Treasures preview debut! The preview is open now! Please visit www.teddiesworldwide.com to see Holly and 84 other lovely Christmas Carol themed bears! Be sure to vote for your favoites in both catagories! Hope to see you at the show November 16-18