Saturday, August 23, 2008

Needle Felted postcard

I'm switching things up a bit here, as in not posting a collage. This is something I made, gee, over a month ago. And I wasn't happy with it. Well, I was fine with it, except for using an orange paint pen to outline and make marks on the hearts. That was the last thing I did back then, and felt like it ruined the piece. Which really frustrated me, since I liked it until I did that, and went too far. So it sat in my work room/studio all this time, because I didn't like it and didn't know how to "fix" it, and didn't want to post it on my blog.

Then today, in a bored state of mind, I picked it up and thought gee, I think I'll sand these hearts, punched out of paint samples. And then rub brown shoe polish over them, and see if that improves this piece. So I did that, and liked the result. Then I did the same to the small squares, and liked that too.

I know in the scan, the outlining of the hearts looks pink, but no, on the piece it's a light orange. I find that the true color quality in scans can leave a lot to be desired, at least on my printer. So anyway, I like the result now much better than it was before, and am willing to post this piece.

The main feature of this piece is the needle felting onto a piece of cotton fabric. This is my second real art piece, using the needle felting. And I love how that part turned out. It took a while to fashion a heart out of the yarn, but I stuck with it and was able to make a heart. I really enjoy doing the needle felting, but haven't done any since I finished this piece. I need to get back to felting soon, or maybe not. There are simply too many choices and options in what kind of art to make....and I tend to get overwhelmed by that. Nothing new there.


Heather Robinson said...

Oh Val, can you see me kicking myself that I haven't visited your blog more often?!! I'm apt to have a bruise tomorrow. Your latest collage and felting work is beautiful...full of depth and such rich colours. Lovely to hear from you...Hugs, Heather

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Ow ow ow new eye candy, I love all the texture I would love to run my hands over it, smell it and experience it!!! Thanks sweetie!

Moonwillow said...

Interesting! Tell me do you like needle felting? I too have been meaning to try it but have not done so yet. I can't decide what to needle felt for starters then I have to order my stuff because none of the stores here carry it. I do have some wool, and wet felted some beads and some soap. I think your felted piece is interesting and understand how after you let it sit a bit you were able to see it differently.

morningDove said...

I like this piece. It reminds me of tree moss/fungus colors with the blue/gray. I love orange so this piece is terrific. The small squares of orange are in the shape of the letter "T" which plays off the "T" square. Keep going, don't stop now.