Some time ago we were discussing how to mount our "Felt Wall Art" In a creative way. I just discovered that one can use Gesso over a artist board and then use different textures and paints like "Liquitex Resin Sand" for just one example to create these textures. When all done you can then mount your felt art.. Has anyone tried theses kinds of techniques? I would love to seen photo of how you used these media to create texture.
Post by luvswool and dyestuff on Jan 28, 2015 3:21:52 GMT
I have never used those techniques but the effect you created is intriguing! I will definitely look into this method in the future, because I am always looking for creative ways to mount my felt artwork. Thanks for sharing!
I have tried some different effects with a variety of mediums. I think most of the photos are on my home computer and I'm at work now. Will try to post some if I can find them. I love playing with mixed media and combining it with felt.
I went to a couple of 'painting' workshops with my daughter this month and several pieces of 'experimentation' were worthy of playing with at home. Annie has just stitched some painted pieces with some felt and intends to carry on to see if it leads anywhere.
Here are a couple of medium techniques that I did on mixed media paintings. These could easily be adapted to make a background for a felt piece. The one on the left is made by applying plaster unevenly to burlap. Once the plaster is dry, then you crack it as much as you would like. Use a darker liquid ink or paint to fill the cracks and then paint as desired. Then you can glue the entire thing to a board or canvas to mount it.
The one on the right is just unevenly applied thick medium to a board. It was painted with a variety of colors for the background including some iridescent oil paint sticks. The circular piece on this painting was carved out with a rotary tool and then painted but if you just wanted the blue background it would be a simple project.