Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Jelly Fish!

Yea! I'm very excited to present the finished JellyFish! Just to give you a brief description of what he is...

JellyFish - This sculpture is made of thin sheets of Nuno Felt with white Romney Wool & White Tulle. He was then needle felted over a stiff wire armature. He has glowing "El Wire" inside his tentacles that glows bright blue in dim light. The "El Wire" runs on 4 AA batteries & the controllers are stored inside a drawstring pouch that is sewn beneath the mess of tentacles at the bottom, which also helps create a stable base. Once sculpted he was airbrushed with fabric & acrylic paints.



I love how the photos in the dim light turned out!! I like how you can see how the "El Wire" really glows. So neat!! I really wanted to make something... pretty, or beautiful. I wanted it to be all flowy & pink. I am happy with how it turned out. I will be listing him in my Etsy shop at some point today.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

My Angler Fish...

I just wanted to share my newest Felted Sculpture with everybody. This fish is my biggest to date - about the size of 2 basketballs!! I wet and needle felted Romney wool over a basic foam base. Then I painted & sprayed his color on using WashFast ProChem dyes. He has a working blue LED light in his "fishing rod" with the battery pack hidden within his eye socket. I'm super excited & proud of this piece!! I documented the whole process (3 weeks worth) of making it on my blog:

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Monday, 3 August 2009

Needle felted dollies

Hi All,
I wanted to share my recent journey into needle felt/ paper clay hybrid dolls :) I've been messing around for a while with needle felted dolls but was never quite satisfied with the results, then on Etsy I stumbled over BlackEyedSuzie and ran out to buy some paper clay!
None of them are quite finished yet, but you can get the gist, I've started a dolly blog and I'd love some feedback.