Land, Sea and Sky – Needle Felt – 5.5 x 8.5 inches
I am taking a very short break from needle felting critters as I wanted to try needle felting a painting. In this instance, I used one of my own paintings as a reference. On one hand, it can be quite easy. You just use wool instead of paint. On the other hand, it can take a while as there is a lot of stabbing involved. To make things easier, I used a punch tool that has 5 needles in it. Then I reworked areas with one or two needles. Apparently there is no 100% right way of doing it. Some people add more 3D elements to their paintings. I used half a sheet of A4 pre felt as my base. Although this piece is quite small, it still took me a couple of hours to make as I hadn’t made one before and I was learning as I was stabbing. I still need to tidy up the sides and then it will be ready for framing behind glass.
Here is the original painting next to it which is A3 size.
I think it was easier to make the painting than to felt it. Splatters were a bit challenging to make as the nepps are already pre felted. So I had to use a very thin piece of wool to anchor it onto the sea. The curls/locks make great waves. I have the other half of felt left over, so I have another idea for a felted seascape, but this time without a reference and I think I will go bolder with my color choices. I am also going to experiment with some sparkle. I can’t wait!