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« on: August 14, 2009 07:46:07 PM »

This is what I enjoy doing most with wet felting - felted pictures.

Based on a Hokusai painting of Mt. Fuji:

I use a bit of needle felting when laying out the fiber to hold everything together loosely. Usually I work on a very large sheet of foam, put down three layers for the backing, a fourth layer with the background of the picture, then add in the details on top. I needle it just enough that I can peel it off of the foam in a single sheet, then wet it and roll it on a mat. 

Here is one after needling, before removal from the foam:

Then the finished item after wet felting:

If I want to do mountains or something else with a sharp edge, I will use prefelts to control the edge. The one below uses multiple layers of prefelts. The prefelts need to be needled more thoroughly so they stick together during the wet felting process.


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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009 07:50:13 PM »

these are all really pretty.  i'm impressed.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009 09:25:04 PM »

 Grin This is fantastic! I love all of them... Kiss

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009 09:02:20 AM »

Lovely work - thanks forreminding me how much fun wet-felted pictures can be!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009 10:42:22 AM »

I think this is the most awesome thing I've ever seen.  They are beautiful.  Great work.  No, excellent work.  This rocks.

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009 11:53:28 AM »

PW - I love your felt work!

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009 01:59:04 AM »

gorgeous as always ptarmic wumpus  Smiley

I really like the last one of the hills.
It's very ethereal.

I'm just starting to experiment with pre-felts

« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009 03:19:50 PM »

These are just beautiful!  How do you display them? Framed?  Hung with a rod?  Please don't tell me you keep them in a cupboard - that's just criminal!  They need to be shown off!

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009 01:16:47 PM »

They're all gorgeous, but especially the tree. I love your style.

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