Friday, February 3, 2012

Feltboard Dragon



A little late for Chinese New Year, but I've been working on this latest felt project for a while. I borrowed the pattern from Phee McFaddell's craft website. The original dragon was done in green and blue. I decided to try red. I'm not sure about the red color. He looks a bit like a Welsh dragon. (Not that there's anything wrong with that! It just wasn't quite the look I was going for.) This is quite a different style than most of my other felt pieces. I kind of wish that he had wings.  I like the look of layering so many pieces of felt - although it is rather thick, making it practically 3-dimensional. That sounds silly when I put it that way... I mean, everything is 3-dimensional, isn't it? What I mean to say is that it's a heavy piece, I have to hold my felt board at an angle so this guy doesn't fall right off it. It seems as if the original dragon was done on dyed craft paper. Or perhaps very, very, very thin layers of felt. I tried using a fine-tip marker to draw his eyes, mouth and so on, but those details seem quite a bit more blurry on mine. On the whole, I'm really happy with this project though! I haven't thought of any dragon rhymes or stories to share, other than Puff the Magic Dragon. Got any to suggest?

7 comments:

  1. I also like the layering effect. It looks good! Maybe you could try putting a piece of the hook side of Velcro on the back of your dragon. That might help him attach to the board more securely.

    I have a few dragon rhymes at work that might work for you. I'll try to remember to post them on Monday. If I forget, just hit me up on the Flannel Friday FB page or by email at storytimeabcs@gmail.com

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  2. He has an alluring smile - he'd draw me in to any storytime.

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  3. I like to layer my pieces sometimes although you're right about that causing weight issues. The Velcro tip is a good one; I'll have to try that sometime.

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  4. This dragon would go nicely with some felt flames... I don't have a rhyme in mind, but wouldn't it be cool to have a second pice that was flames that shoot out of the mouth.....

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