Today, I decided to use my Felting Machine to create layers of foliage.
I started with a piece of handmade paper. Wet it and scribbled inktense pencils onto it.
Next. I cut small pieces of ribbon, lace, trim, Tyvec made lacy and glittery net and ran the felter over them to adhere them to the paper. (I put a piece of felt on the back to help adhere the fibres.)
Anything that was reluctant to fasten down was sewn over with my sewing machine!
I found some variegated green threads and felted them onto the piece to resemble clumps of leaves and then blobbed Perfect pearls in amongst them to represent snowdrops. My original intention was to hand sew a few leaves and add seed beads but changed my mind!
I stamped a sentiment with Black Archival onto some ribbon and laid it onto hessian!
Or does it look better without the hessian? Not decided what to do with it yet!
Thanks for looking. Not entering it into PA challenge as am embarrassed at how rapid my work rate is!