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SALE Little Sails:  Needle Felt Ocean Scene with Watercolor Sailboats in Distressed Aqua Wood Frame Beach Cottage Decor

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This piece features a needle felted ocean scene with little watercolor sailboats out for a morning sail. The ocean is thickly felted with many shades of wool (lavender, turquoise, blue and white) while the blue sky above is a single layer of plant-dyed felt that took the color unevenly, with sky-like variations from darker to light blue.

The little sailboats were cut from watercolor paintings from the extensive collection my two kids created during 13 years (each) of Waldorf education. I applied a non toxic lacquer to the paper for greater durability. The sea foam at the bottom is a lacy Japanese rice paper which is not glued but lightly felted to the wool.

I gave the unfinished pine frame a soft 'distressed' look by applying several layers of color (oil paints) and then sanding some of the paint back to reveal the wood. I then rubbed it with a coat of beeswax.

The frame is 14" by 11.5. It didn't come with any hardware for hanging but I can include some if you like. Personally, I like the 'leaning against the wall' approach if you have a spot on a shelf, dresser, etc. Also, because of its fragility, I have not glued the sand dollar to the frame. I thought it might be safer for shipping to wrap it separately and then you can hot glue it to the frame. But if you prefer that I glue it, let me know. The whole piece will be bubble wrapped for shipping.
Karen Schaafsma Anderson

SALE Little Sails: Needle Felt Ocean Scene with Watercolor Sailboats in Distressed Aqua Wood Frame Beach Cottage Decor

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, wood, watercolor paper
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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