Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Torn Bear Technique

Happy August!

I am so happy to be back blogging again. Where did June and July go? I was going stir-crazy while trying to get over pneumonia. My mind had a ton of ideas but my body said it wanted to sleep all day.  I started some torn bear appliques but never finished. This is still on my to do list!

If you have never tried the tear bear technique, all you need is:
Mulberry paper (its comes in all sizes and thicknesses)
shapes (I use wood shapes but you can use anything to draw around or freehand)
paint brush

Draw the desired shape around the template (or freehand) with a wet paint brush.

Carefully tear all around the wet area pulling inward.

The wet area will quickly dry.

Here are a few pieces I did about six years ago. Embellishing the pieces is the fun part. Sorry that the photos are so small, but you will get the idea :)

For twins!

I sprayed this tree with gold glitter. So pretty in person :)

I sold this holiday group on eBay.

Thanks for looking!


chillin with Quillin said...

there all sooo adorable!!!!

Baukje said...

Brilliant that you have nicely done!
good evening
Greetings Baukje

Ann Martin said...

These are simply adorable Molly! So sorry to hear you've been sick - I've missed you.

Molly Smith said...

Thank you ladies! Seeing your names makes me smile. Ann, I missed you too :)

Ann said...

I've never done that before but they are adorable and now I want to try :)
sorry to hear you've been sick. hope you're feeling better

Terry said...

That is a great technique! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you are feeling better!

Molly Smith said...

Thank you Ann and Terry! I will visit soon :)

Lisa Fulmer said...

very clever!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Your bears are so adorabla Molly! I hope you are feeling better after being sick...I know it can take a while to recover after pneumonia! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo


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