vendredi 20 mars 2015

Six Things To Remember When Making Felted Vessels

By Lelia Hall

Arts and crafts are fun activities to do in one's spare time. However, there are times when things do not turn out the way it was intended even when making items such as felted vessels. This article will provide six things to keep in mind when making such items, so that the most can be made out of the experience of crafting.

The amount of time that one has should be taken into consideration when doing felting. If a person does not have enough time and decides to do this type of work, things might not turn out the way they want it to. So setting aside as much time as needed is very important so that one will not feel they need to hurry to get things done.

In addition to having lots of time, one needs a decent amount of space to work. This depends on how big the project is, but it should be large enough to create the types of items a person wants to make. When wet felting, clearing the working area of anything that is not waterproof will help to preserve them.

If a person wants to make a vessel, it is important to have the right type of resist. This is what will create the hollow part of the container that one decides to make. Different resists creates different result and can be flat or three dimensional in shape. This also means that one should be aware of the materials needed for the techniques that will be used.

There are a number of other materials that are used in felting. A person should make sure and gather everything they need before they begin to work. If everything is not in place this will cause a person to waste unnecessary time finding something that they need. There is more than enough time that will be taken when one begins to work.

Comfort is also important when working on an art project that will take a long time. So make sure that the lighting is good enough so that everything can be seen clearly. The temperature of the room should be comfortable enough to work in as well, so it should not be too hot or too cold. Some people like to add extra touches to their working area like burning incense or lighting special candles to make things a little more pleasant.

Another thing to be aware of is the type of clothing that one is wearing at the time. Any type of jewelry that can snag the plastic or other material that will be used should be removed. Some people wear an apron when using the wet technique to protect their clothing.

Another tip to keep in mind is that one needs to just have fun with their work. Sometimes things might not always turn out as plan due to a number of reasons that one is not prepared for. At the same time, a person can do all the right things and still not achieve what they desire. This does not mean that one has failed, it is simply the way art is created.

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