"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Melting Ice

This felted piece represents the very possible long-term effect of global warming. As ice caps melt there is a resulting rise in sea levels


















I made the felt using the wet felting method. I added silk tops for texture and movement




































More painted papers. I painted these with acrylic paints on brown paper, which is a really good malleable surface for creating texture with paint, with the intention of cutting them up and using them in the sample below















I used a calico base layered with scrim, heat distressed chiffons, felt tops and the paper painted with acrylics. On top of that I added plastic and distressed mulberry bark, stitched through it with silver metallic thread and added a few beads here and there














The piece as a whole represents melting ice. The plastic reflects the light and represents ice cold water

3 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I enjoy making felt too! I love the colours- truly icy

Julie said...

Beautiful painted papers and an interesting sample. I must get round to sewing with papers. I like your addition of beads in the sample and the kozo (mulberry) fibres.

CAROLYN said...

Thank you Sharne and Julie, really nice to hear from you xx