An old music hall song’s opening line is: “Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside”. And who doesn’t?
So this quarter the challenge is to make a seascape and it doesn’t have to be just ‘sea’. You might include beaches, yachts, lighthouses, seabirds, piers etc. The Felting Forum embraces all things fibre and mixed media, so do your favourite thing or have a go at something new!
As in the previous challenge, size doesn’t matter and it doesn’t have to be wall art – your seascape could feature on clothing, a vessel or a mug mat.
Here are some seascapes made with various techniques:
Anne (Penguin) made this wet-felted seascape, added a gull using applique, then made a hanger from driftwood. Anne wrote about how the picture evolved in this forum post
Tracey made this mixed media wet-felted seascape then added sea glass boats and shells. She gave more details in this thread
Julie (Paintergirl) needle-felted ‘The Boathouse’ then added some stitching…
…she also needle-felted ‘Ailsa Craig’ shown below. Julie has a photobucket slideshow here
More of Julie’s work can be seen at Cloud 9 Gallery
Lindsay wet-felted ‘Big Wave’ – read more here
and ‘Winter Sea’ read more here
Annie (rosiepink) made this sea/sky image with dry wool fibres. Un-felted fibre pictures can be photographed then the images printed to make wall art. Or the fibres can be trapped under glass then framed.
Annie (rosiepink) made this nuno seascape with wisps of fibres and open-weave fabrics, then soaked it with CMC paste, scrunched it up a bit then let it dry. It’s stiff enough to hang on a nail in the wall!
Here’s a part of it in close-up.
We hope you’ve been inspired to have a go at this challenge! It would be lovely to see some new seascapes on the forum.