White Butterfly Basket
The first few pictures are of the 2001 White Butterfly basket as a work in progress.
The bowl measures 12-1/2 inches diameter by 9 inches in height.
The final two pictures are of the finished basket. I turned it into a potpourri basket
as you will see in the final photographs.
The scent is vanilla.
Here is the top of the finished bowl.
I layered gold leaf on the entire edge. It certainly sets off the white of the
I made the potpourri ingredients by hand rather than go out and buy a ready made one.
Potpourri ingredients include: five kinds of gold ribbons twisted into horns,
five different kinds of gold cordages tied into bows, sandollars, gold-tinted starfish,
feathers (goose, emu and others), shredded wrapping tissue paper, gold and white
rose-shaped candles, gold bells both with a cordage bow and wrapped in gold mesh cloth,
and of course, lots of scent. I chose vanilla since that is a scent most folks find
pleasing. It seemed to fit the bride-like gold and white tones of the bowl.
A side shot shows the light gold touches of color I stroked on the high spots of the
Gourd provided for this project by Sandlady's Gourd Farm
2001 Gourd Art Gallery by Kasin Hunter?
Art From My Heart
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