Thursday, October 20, 2016

MORE FELT BASKETS

I'm like a thief, sneaking into the studio to steal a little time!
Overnight a lot of surface design ideas popped in the 'ole brain and I couldn't wait to apply some. Both baskets were made using altered National Nonwoven's Woolfelt.
 This one was printed with live ferns using thinned acrylic paint.


The inside layer of this basket was mono-printed with acrylic paint, the outside was a failed ice-dyed experiment, but brought back to life by acid dyeing.
There's really nothing really fast about making these baskets.....each took 2 hours.  Am I done?!?  NOPE.....lots more ideas to explore when I can get back in the studio.  The countdown is on.....the kids are coming from CA in 2 days....yeah!!!!  

15 comments:

Robbie said...

WOW...Mary, these are wonderful!!! Love the fern one and the colors on the green one was stunning!!!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

The baskets are beautiful, Mary! I especially like the first one. They're perfect to hold fabric scraps but would also be great in a bathroom.

margaret said...

pretty and practical and good to see you rescued the ice dyed felt

Judy Warner said...

just struck by your creativity! these are beautiful - would never have known that one was a 'failed' ice dyeing experiment.

Ariane said...

These are gorgeous!!!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I DO love these.
Can't believe you were able to mono print the image for the second one with all the detail before the paint dried. Love them both.

Linda M said...

Marvelous baskets, love the mono print. Have a great visit with the kids.

Jackie said...

What, no beads on these? ....especially the fern basket which I LOVE a lot! These are terribly clever my friend...

quiltedfabricart said...

Wow! I'm amazed that ferns would come out looking that good printing with paint. When I try it they come out all blotchy - nicely done! What kind of paint did you use?

The Inside Stori said...

Mary answers......what kind of paint......just cheap acrylic paint from MIchael's......thinned a bit with water. The ferns were rather thick....end of season thick??? So that probably helped......

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

Two hours is not that long in the great continuum of how long a project can take--and you are getting great results!

Bernie Kringel said...

This is my first visit to your site, via Confessions of a Fabric Addict. The baskets are wonderful and I am intrigued - I need to go read some of your earlier posts and get to know you more. Love the fern especially. Lovely!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Was a little on the fence about these baskets when reading your post showing the first effort but wow - I'd take that fern one in a minute! Got a kick out of your hubbie's suggestion to make lots for all the cheater glasses you leave around the house. :-)

grammajudyb said...

Incredible!!!! Love them!

grammajudyb said...

Amazing!