Thursday, 30 June 2011

Being Creative - Ocean

This months Being Creative gave me the opportunity to dive in and so something I've wanted to do for ages!
Since the beginning of June I have wet felted 3 drops of ocean.....

This is a close up of the first..... as I was too excited to wait until the end of June to post about it, you can read all about it here and here

Here is the second one....before.....

with some silk and wensleydale curl waves.....
and after....



...and today I used some of the bits from here

to make this....










Its still drying so the colours are re-appearing slooooowly...you can just about see the silk shining on the fish....



I'm hoping for some better photos in sunlight!

I have loved the whole wet felting process....selecting the colours, wool and extras; hand blending and the amazing whispy colour combinations; laying out the design in all its fluffiness; watching it transform after peeling away the soapy wet bubble wrap; eagerly awaiting the colour changes as it dries; and gazing at the finished piece.
Above all I have found it extremely liberating as you never quite know how it will turn out..
..and it's so far always exceeded my expectations!
 
Thank you again Julia for your inspiring idea initiators!!
 
There will be more wet felting from Random Wooliness!!





9 comments:

Biba said...

So pretty!

Becky J said...

They're all looking great. Lovely colours and textures - particulalry like the wensleydale curls.
Becky x

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

It's beautiful, Ali! I agree with Becky about the Wensleydale curls - they finish if off really well. I love the splash of contrasting colour provided by the goldfish, too. I'm really enjoying reading about your lovely, felty projects! Liz x

Julia said...

Hello!
This is beautiful!! I'm so drawn to those ocean colours, and the fish provides a great dash of colour that is really eyecatching!
Thanks so much for taking part and sharing your lovely work. Would you like to sign up for the new Being Creative Project E-newsletter? There's a free Creativity E-Book when you do, and you can get it all on my blog - just click the Being Creative tab and scroll down the page to fill in the form!

Sending love
Julia x

Creative Chaos Art said...

That's lovely - the colours and textures are great! I'd love to have a go at this technique one day :)
Helen x

Debs said...

Wow! I LOVE these. You are a very talented lady. I would love to have a go at felting but I've so many other things on the go. I think my favourite piece is the goldfish - I'm drawn to fish naturally (well, I am a Piscean!) but it is very hard to choose between your offerings. Can't wait to see what you come with for July.

Rita alias alatvian said...

GORGEOUS! Thanx for sharing!

Tracey Todhunter said...

wow - agree with all the comments above. This is gorgeous.
Tracey x

Katie said...

Beautiful colours and I adore that little goldfish :-)