Cold wax fun


Sun worshipper
These small pieces are done using old watercolor backgrounds mounted to cradle boards and then back painted with black to create the design. I have only done my Venus figures and pears so far. They are then sealed using cold wax and buffed.


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Needle Felting


Big Red
I found this needle felting project to be addicting...just couldn’t get enough so I just kept making journal covers. My sisters birthday gifts are covered.  The colors of the wool roving are just so lush...and dying the silk hankies to felt in was very fun. Don't think they will hold up like why felted wool but we will see. How are are you on a journal cover?
I recommend Joanne Sharpe's classes....she has me lettering and now felting. I made quite a few so will add some more photos.

A selection

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Runners and place mats


Using acrylic paints, stencils and stamps on canvas cloth I have been creating a variety of designs for my table runners and place mats. It was addicting...worked for weeks on gifts for sisters and a stockpile for myself. The ones I use the most in my home are the African masks as they go with the look in my home. Holiday and autumn themes were used for sisters and my daughter wanted ones that went with her wine and cheese tasting parties. I have included photos of several different ones.


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Helen's Originals showcases abstract acrylic mixed media, printmaking with monotypes, dry point and gyotaku, figurative collage, and informative blog entries. 

 Helen SaundersCamano Island, WA360-320-0136