Northumberland coast, set of 3 greeting cards, felt art

Northumberland coast, set of 3 greeting cards, felt art.

These Northumberland coast greeting cards depict iconic scenes from Northumberland. As a family we love Northumberland and have been many times. On my return I have always been inspired to create more artworks of the beautiful scenery there.

The original felt art was created by wet felting it. Once dry I needle felted into it to add more details then added more texture with hand sewn embroidery embellishments. All this detail has been captured on the cards. The cards are made by professionally scanning the original art and then professionally printed.

• ‘Wild Flowers at Bamburgh Castle’ Northumberland.
• ‘Sunset Over Bamburgh Castle’ Northumberland.
• ‘Shrouded In Mist, Dunstanburgh Castle’ Northumberland.

They would make perfect thoughtful birthday cards, thank you cards or celebration cards.

• Square greeting cards and envelope (14cm x14cm)
• Printed on FSC certified 270gsm card
• White border around the cards image
• Card left blank on inside for your own message
• Slight variations in colours from the photograph may occur.
• Designed by myself
• Created from original felt artwork

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The Process

Drawing on my degree in Fine Art, I use merino wool in lots of different colours (as you would tubes of paint) and lay out the loose fibres of different coloured wool onto my base (as you would paint on canvas).

Once finished the next stage is to make these loose fibres of wool stick together using the ‘wet felting’ technique to make the wool painting into a piece of felt. You do this by adding hot soapy water and friction. The hot water opens up the wools scales and the friction (rubbing/rolling) binds them together. During this process the wool shrinks by about 15-20% and you end up with one piece of felt material.

Once the felted picture is dry I needle felt into the piece to sharpen some of the details.

The final felt art is professionally scanned and printed onto a greeting card.

Click here to read more about the process.

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Free Postage:-

Your 3 felt art greeting cards will be popped into an envolope and posted 1st class with Royal Mail.

£9.00

5 in stock