Hi everyone. I'm trying to figure out how to create a nice color gradient for a parrot sculpture I'm making. So far I've been ok just mixing wool to create gradients but now I want to add some finer details. I've been told you can use pastels or paint. And thoughts or ideas?
yes I am told water colour pencils will work that what I plan to try for a seen I am working on. Someone one wat talking about inks of some kind. and I think ther are textile markers. am not sure how much they will blend or sink in or how much they will just look like they are on the surface.
You can definitely use many kinds of media to change felt colors. I would suggest that you try samples to see what will work best for your particular use. Just start with whatever media you might already have before spending money on media you aren't sure will work. I use acrylic paint and it works fine.
I have used acrylic paint and it works fine although you can feel it sticking on the fabric. I also use textile paint and it also gives another feel to the fabric. So in my opinion these are fine to put some details om the felt. If you only want to get more gradients I suggest you use acid dye, you can change the colors in a very subtle way by using very small concentration of dye. I often use white wooltop for my felt and dye it when finished so that I have more control about the colors in my piece.