Well, it may be hard to beat the first two quarter challenges. But it will also be possible to combine those two processes to help create this one. Adding dimension to our projects. This is something I’ve been working on since I began learning to create texture in flat pieces.
I became totally intrigued with this in the first challenge I participated in which was mixed media using clay, curing clay, felt, fabric, metal and paint.
I was hooked. The challenge became to create dimension in felt alone.
Its what I like to call it having the picture jump off the page. Being able to touch and interact with the story. And there are many ways to do it. Using resists, carving, fiber sculpting and forming, cracked mud:
Needle felting and wet felting:
Adding dimension thru layering and fabric manipulation:
It doesn’t mean having to make a 3D object, but you can also add dimension to one.
A recent example for the resist challenge came from Ann. Plenty of dimension here.
Or Teri Berry’s flame hat with foil. Teri I can’t imagine how you’ll top your recent work, but I hope you’ll try.
Of course, there are many more examples we’ve seen here on the Studio and the forum. While many of you do this routinely, please challenge yourself to take it to the next level! And if it’s the first time, take baby steps. I look forward to seeing how you create dimension.