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« on: May 15, 2008 05:33:56 AM »

Just wanted to share a few images of our carnival project from last summer.

We made a few items, a giant peacock, which stood about 18 foot high and about 14 foot long.  We made willow frame work in pieces for the head, and 3 cage sections for the back.  The tail was made from a few pieces of bamboo cane and woven with willow to strengthen.  Most of the cagework was covered in very light nylon silk.  The head was covered in tissue papers and painted where needed.  Then sealed with PVA glue to prevent rain damage.  OH and it did RAIN.












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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008 05:36:44 AM »



The last image shows us all in the carnival parade.  It took one person in the head, 3 people under the body, and 5 of us to hold up the tail which spanned nearly 14 foot!  We had to walk it through the central road in town, as it was too wide for any footpaths en route!  It was a great day dispite the rubbish rainy weather!

 
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008 06:02:59 AM »

Hmm, cant seem to get the pics to work from the craftster photo hosting thingy Sad   Will save them elsewhere and try again later!

You can take a look at my profile images, they are all there! Smiley
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=133875&ppuser=36950
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=133877
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=133879
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=133879
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=133874

The last image shows us all franticly trying to complete it in time to make the carnival parade.  It took one person in the head, 3 people under the body, and 5 of us to hold up the tail which spanned nearly 14 foot!  We had to walk it through the central road in town, as it was too wide for any footpaths en route!  It was a great day dispite the rubbish rainy weather!

WOWIE!!  Amazing project!

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008 06:05:55 AM »

Thanks sweets!  I only ever used pics that I'd ftp'd to a server elsewhere, so got a little stuck!
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008 06:06:42 AM »

Wowee, this is great!  You did a bang-up job with the framework and it came out gorgeous!
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