Thursday, April 29, 2010

From Doodle to Felt

The current word for The Creative Prompt Project is....... Flower.

After I created the doodle, I decided to see how it would look simplified.

I cut the basic shapes from wool felt.
I used my needle felting tools to meld it all together for a piece that could then be easily thread painted.

I did the thread painting with a layer of stabilizer on the back prior to adding the layer of Timtex.

Stitching very close to the outer edges of the design makes the flower and leaves stand out.

A little "mini"McTavishing finishes off this quick little postcard.


Dolores said...

It turned out very nicely.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful! You know it's good design when it can be translated from one detailed medium to a simpler type and still be strong!


Zlaty said...

I love your project! Great work!

How do you do your doodling? I have been following your work for a while now and I am just curious.

Have a nice day!

Sherri said...

Wonderful, but I expect your projects to be that way from now on anyway. :)
The flower reminded me of the big bull thistles I used to encounter in Minnesota. The flower part was purple with little white fuzzies and the leaves were a rich green.

Jaye said...

Fabulous! You are really doing what I had hoped: using the CPP as a jumping off point for other creativity. Lovely work!

Quilt Hollow said...

If I could have just a wee bit of your talent please....I love wool and know so many who do as well. What a fun thing for me to try as little RAKs.....time permitting of course! Oh...and I couldn't doodle but I mean cut out a fun wool shape and try the post card. :-)

connie said...

I love the doodle but the felted version is even better. It is so cool. The leaves are the best!

Diane J. Evans said...

Love the doodle, love the felted version, love your talent -- another winner, Jill.


Robbie said...

Jill, you're right! Your doodle looks very similar to the 17th century piece! I really like what you do with your doodling! Just fantastic work for sure!! I agree with Anne's comment on changing mediums!

Anonymous said...

Well QA another clever idea! of which you have many!! I love your ability to change from pen an ink to fabric an thread.
Your blog is full of great ideas, I love to come over and spend time browseing through all your art such nice work.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, and a lovely design that translates well from drawing to textile.

Carol said...

I love what you do with your "doodles". The card is gorgeous.

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