Here’s the bear. I started out by just outlining the bear but it hardly even looked like a bear. So I densely stitched the bear with dark brown thread. The background I just added some stitching in the trees with a grey green thread and the fallen tree with two colors of brown thread. The stitching holds the paper fabric lamination part down to the felt since it didn’t stick down during the nuno felting. I plan on making this into a photo album. I have to buy the inside photo album part before I can finish this as I don’t know what size to make it. I will show you the finished album when I get it done.
On the newspaper piece, I decided to stitch words of all the ways you can get your news these days. I used phrases such as twitter feed, news apps, 24/7 cable news, email alerts, search engines etc. Now I have to decide what to do with this one. I am thinking of making a wall hanging perhaps called “Death of the Newspaper”. Because it is small, I think it needs some type of background. Red would be a nice contrast so I looked in my stash of hand dyed fabrics and only came up with two pieces that were even close to red. Much more magenta than red though.
Here’s the first one. It isn’t really big enough and seems much too pink for me.
The second one is burlap and I like the color better although it is still very pink. Perhaps I should add more newspaper to the piece? So I put it on a recent paper. Now I’m thinking I need to make a larger piece of laminated paper fabric with newspaper and organza. Hmmm… What do you think? Any ideas or suggestions for me?