Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wet-felted poppies

I decided to wet felt some poppies. We get giant poppies in our yard that are vibrant orange and almost as big as my head.

Here is before felting. I had dark green leaves in the background and additional grass green leaves on top of those. I originally only had the flowers but it looked too bottom heavy so I added the flower bud.
 I used white felt as my base, and that was a mistake as I now have a ton of white fuzzies on the entire surface. (This may be due to the type of white wool I used, which was quite coarse). I will add some needle felting to cover that up, as well as add some machine stitching to bring out the details and add more contrast.  I like the ragged edges on this one.

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