Finished Felt Inspired By Paintings

Finished Felt Inspired By Paintings

As promised last time, here’s a photo of the finished piece I showed being laid out:

I did make a few small changes to it, just moving one piece of prefelt and a few fibres. This is the painting I was working from:

It’s quite texturey, which you can see better from this angle:

Using just a few colours, gives quite a lot of shades when they overlap or blend:

I thought the migration from the prefelt through to the back was interesting:

After I’d laid that piece out I had a flick through my notebook and found another piece for inspiration. It’s a really simple piece, but I’d used some colours I’d blended:

What was different/nice with this one was the sheen, you can see from this angle:

I wasn’t aiming to replicate this one at all, just use as inspiration. I even found a mastching weird pinky red Merino – ‘Damask’ for the base:

I used Rose and Viscose fibres for the shiny parts, and a small amount of Nylon for the matte:

I really like how it turned out, having some matte areas seemed to make the shiny fibres shinier:

I did add some shiny fibres to match the ‘Damask’ background, but not much:

10 thoughts on “Finished Felt Inspired By Paintings

  1. It turned out so well Zed! It makes me think of meteors hurtling through space towards earth.
    Your new piece is a triumph and such lovely colours – you are right about the matte areas accentuating the shiny ones.

    1. Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      Wow, now you’ve said that, you’ve just given it a whole new perspective/dimension! It was just a few blobs and colours before πŸ™‚ I think I tend to choose ‘matching’ fibres unless I’m using them for a reason, so probably wouldn’t have thought of using a matte/shiny combo for better effect.

  2. Both of these pieces are wonderful! Again, I need to try this with some of my artwork. If I only had more time in the day.

    I need to remember about that effect from prefelt from the back side. I really like that vague outline that you achieved. That would be great for adding to surface design from underneath.

    1. Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      Yeah, they did take a little more time than I’d usually spend laying out similar sized pieces, but thinking about it maybe less time dithering over colours and fibres. That’s an interesting effect from the prefelt, isn’t it? I’m sure if anyone can come up with an actual use for it, it’s you πŸ™‚

  3. Both are great Zed but I particularly like the second one, the colours go so well together and the close up pics are just devine.

    1. Thanks, Tracey πŸ™‚
      It’s kind of liberating using something for inspiration, I’d never choose the weird pinky red Damask as a base unless I was making a flower or something. and probably wouldn’t have tried dark matte fibres with bright shiny too. I took loads of close ups because it looked so nice!! I can’t tell if the Rose fibre is actually shinier than some other similar ones (I know the Tencel I have is shinier than the Viscose) or if it’s just contrasting with the matte areas, but even the close ups look shinier.

  4. A good idea for inspiration Zed. The colors and textures are terrific. My fav is the second one with all that bling.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      That sheen really is nice isn’t it! πŸ™‚

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