Here's the beginning of the Wet Felting Vessel Tutorial-
I have to stagger the pics and the posts, so bear with me here- there's TONS of info-
This project is also something that can be done over a few days- so i am going to cut up the tute for that reason. Plus- I'll probably need a few days to sort it out.
If I forget anything
along the way please feel free to let me know!
In the meantime- familiarize yourself with the 'Mongolian Wet felting tutorial' http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56350.0
for basic technique and such- This could be a more intermediate project depending on your skills. but i promise i will try my best to make it easy.
let's start everyone with materials and supplies-
And prepping your Balloon as a mold-
The container on the far right is the container i used instead of the glass or jar on the top picture-
This is important. you need something shallow and wide
enough to comfortably sit your filled ballon in while doing other things (see picture below)
try out a few things and see what works for you. The metal bowl pictured was bought in a 2-pack at the dollar store for ....a dollar.
It will wobble no matter what..especially with soap on it...so be careful here. the extra air helps it from totally exploding if it bounces away on you. hopefully. this is for one of those good humoured days.
When you get to the step of laying the fibres you'll cover the whole thing in a thin layer of soap and water. This helps the fibres stick. BUT- Also more of a challenge if the ballon decides to make a run for it across your table... Gentle touches help here.... dont bounce around and get all excited quite yet. that will come soon enough....
Your pantyhose! Cut the legs off and tie. Save the pantyhose legs for another felt project.
***THREE more things I remembered you DEFINITELY need for this project:
1. An extra set of hands.
Preferably attached to a body -
This should probably be a friend or someone you at least like... lol. after you've used their hands- feel free to tell 'em to get lost.
2. ***Good music.
Something uppity- to keep you movin' & shakin' ...May I suggest some good n' proper rockn'roll..?
3. A microwave to keep things consistently warm. NOT crucial! You can still do this project without it. Just keep running the hot water on your taps.
Thank you beautiful mods for moving this.