Nuno Felted Bark Sample Part Two

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.

 

14 thoughts on “Nuno Felted Bark Sample Part Two

  1. 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 😉
    Next year would be fine to be in your class.

    1. 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.

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