This was a fun project. These dog pegs are my original designs. I used watercolors to paint the Black Lab so that I could add details. It would have been difficult to add the details if I had painted it with black acrylic paint.
The Labrador has a collar and lead made by braiding 3 strands off varigated hot pink Perle Cotton.
But for the Springer Spaniels, I made one set using acrylic paint and another with watercolors. I like both sets but they are really different.
The watercolor Springers have a more fur-like texture. I like the watercolor Springers with just a collar made from a single strand of Perle Cotton. The springers painted with acrylic paint have great color but the paint is flat and doesn’t look like fur. The little cream wool felt ruff adds just the right touch for these dogs!
One of my Springers has a tail. So I put a tail on one of the watercolor Springers. I added a white tip to the tail using two little pieces of white felt attached to both sides of the tail with a felting needle. I attached the white to one side of the tail and then added the second piece.
I painted the dogs I know best. But clearly, the sky’s the limit for peg dogs!