A couple of weeks ago, I posted about doing fabric paper lamination with my local surface design group. I used three of the pieces that I made to nuno felt the fabric paper on to wool. The process worked just like any other nuno felting. The important part is that there is plenty of organza around the image that has been laminated. The images themselves block the wool migration so you need to make sure that there is enough surrounding fabric for the wool to adhere around the image.
Here’s the bear. The problem with the photo is that it is such a big section that doesn’t felt, just the edges are adhered. But it has possibilities, don’t you think?
This is the fossils after felting. I love the texture created with the organza, so organic.
I then made the fossil piece into a phone case. I obviously didn’t plan this in advance as the pattern isn’t well centered but I think I will add a button and loop at the top to keep the phone from sliding out. Anyone who knows me well will laugh at the idea of me making a phone case. I just got this new smart phone because hubby got a new one and could get a second phone for $10. I never use my cell phone. At least this one I have been leaving it on but since I don’t give out the number, no one ever calls. But now it will be safe in my bag 🙂
And one last close up. I really like how this technique worked and I think I will be doing some more of these. A couple of other people tried out the technique as well. Take a look at Teri Berry’s post and Kim Winter’s post where they tried out my idea for combining fabric paper lamination with nuno felting.