Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Prehistoric Fish

I've tried to create a "toad skin" effect:
Also I've worked on eyes to make them very prominent like chameleon's eyes:
Everything is more or less OK but there is no shine on the skin as I expected. I created this effect using a lot of nepps and silk squares so the shine was intended but it's very dull instead!..
Any ideas why? I'll post a question on the forum...
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. He's lovely all the same Galina, googly-eyed and lots of fun :) What silk did you use? Chiffon always gives a "dull" effect, habouti / pongee / paj 5 is a bit more shiny and a more rippled effect unless you full it very hard, this makes more wool migrate through and dulls the surface. For lots of shine I like to use either silk hankies / caps or mulberry silk top. Perhaps they could be used them in conjunction with nuno felt so you still get the bumpy texture but some sheen too?

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    1. Teri, I've used some silk hankies but no shine! Strange actually...

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    1. Thank you Sharon! It's fun to make it!

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  3. I like the eyes and it does look prehistoric! Sorry, can't answer shine question.

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I like the eyes myself!

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