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« on: November 05, 2006 07:35:48 PM »

I made a sample nuno felted panel for the "transparency" project for a color class that I am taking.  I tried to nuno felt some jellyfish onto a panel of silk organza, although I think I grabbed the wrong wool out of my stash (I had intended to use merino, but think I used some other wool that I have that doesn't felt very well). The wool only partially felted onto the backing, and I had to needle it on in a few spots.



Then I decided to dye-paint it, and tried to paint the organza with some blue acid dyes, and to make the jellies purple and greenish, but the dye leeched out of the wool into the silk  before it could dry. So, I ended up dyeing the whole thing in some turquoise, but you can see the colors blotched in the organza behind the jellies.



I kinda like the way the jellies are a lighter color, they sort of "glow" against the background, but I don't like the blotchy background. I might try to redye just the background to even it out more.

Next time I'll be more careful about picking out the right wool. I'd like to figure out how to get a nice even laminate felt so I can make yardage to use for clothing without having the stiffness and weight of pure felt.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006 08:51:42 PM »

Oh wow.  They are amazing...I love the background. Really. I think I am in love with these guys.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006 12:23:52 AM »

I think the background looks great as it is. The sea isnt only one colour so it looks true to life.  Grin
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Evil_Abbe
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006 01:45:24 AM »

I adore the blotchy background!

This is the first project I've seen that has seriously tempted me to learn how to felt things.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006 05:10:59 PM »

I agree...the background looks good blotchy; makes the jellies stand out.  I think it would be too plain if the background was one even color.  I dig that glowing effect the leeching caused.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2006 06:55:11 PM »

hmm...i keep looking at these.  they're going on my wist.  as soon as i can think of something with a sea cucumber to tempt you with i'm PMing you.   ;-p

you know its bad when you start memorising crafters' tastes in hopes of future swappings.
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