Nuno Felted Bark Sample Part Two

Last week I showed you a paper fabric laminated nuno felt bark sample.

It looked like this before stitching and painting.

I added some seed stitch, stem stitch and french knots. I used a hand dyed variegated wool thread.

I then started painting with a variety of acrylic paint colors. I mixed the neutrals from mostly red and green. In the close up photo, you can see the red and green a little better. I let that layer of paint dry and then decided I still needed a bit more of the darkest values to give it a bit more contrast.

Looking at the photo now, I might add even a bit more of the really dark. I also think I will crop it in a little closer to have less of the left edge. What do you think? Does it look like bark? The inspiration for this type of bark is Ponderosa Pine.


About ruthlane

When I discovered felting in 2007, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. I love that the versatility of fiber allows me to β€œplay” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.
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14 Responses to Nuno Felted Bark Sample Part Two

  1. That looks fantastic! Totally like bark!

  2. Lyn says:

    Couldn’t get any bark-ier Ruth – wonderful! Yes, I would give it a teensy crop on the left.

  3. Anne Barnard says:

    I think it works beautifully

  4. It certainly does look like bark, it is a great succes! You have that done very well Ruth! That is something i would like to learn too. The laminated paper is a ridle to me. Now i am busy with hats again, just bought 6 new molds πŸ˜‰
    Next year would be fine to be in your class.

    • ruthlane says:

      Thanks Jifke! I will post a schedule for next year soon for my classes. I hope you will show us your hats over on the forum. I would love to see them.

  5. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Your bark looks authentic. Great job!

  6. I certainly looks like bark. I like the left hand side myself.

  7. zedster66 says:

    Wow, it’s amazing how different it looks! I liked it before, but now it looks amazingly real πŸ™‚

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