Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Windswept Alpine Flowers Post Card
I have been working on a wool felted post card for the last several weeks. I finally finished it today. I thought I would show you all the steps I took to get to the finished Wool felted Post Card which was embellished with Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Beading. The first step was to get out a wool felted bat for the base of the post card. Because the post card is only 4 inches by 6 inches I got out my clover wool felting tools instead of using my Embellisher. I then selected some lovely wool roving from my stash.
Then the fun began. I used white wool curls to create the glaciers coming down the Alpine Mt.
Then I used hand dyed green wool curls to create the grassy alpine slope. I added wee gold wool felted spots on the meadow slope that would represent some of the Alpine Flowers.
Then I started adding some beads on the glacier to make it sparkle. I also outline the Alpine Mt. with metallic threads and added some bead flowers to the meadow. I wanted the Alpine flowers to have a bit of dimension so I added a wee bit of wool batting before creating the hand dyed gold Silk ribbon Embroidery Alpine Flowers
This photos shows that I added more wool felted gold flowers. I decided to add beads to the center of them all. I also added a lot more beads to the Alpine Glacier because I really wanted it to sparkle more. I also used Angelina Crystal Amethyst to give a real look of snow sparkling on a sunny day in the Alps.
I used a wool yarn to button hole stitch around the post card. And here is my finished "Windswept Alpines Flowers" wool felted post card. I hope you all give wool felting a try. It is fun and easy. "Windswept Alpine Flowers" reminds me of the beautiful Austrian Alps I visited at Easter time while I was living in Germany. I think I will keep this post card for memory sakes. Hugs Judy