Friday, August 24, 2012

'Doctor Who' Felt Journal Cover- Part 1 of 2

Making pre-felt sections by layering and patting wool roving into place...

 
...then wetting them out and quickly rolling them up in an absorbent towel.

 
My sketches work out many of the details...

...before I ever put scissors to pre-felt! :)

 
Cutting blue pre-felt into a TARDIS shape...



...then adding needle-felted window and door-panel details... 


...and markings to suggest window panes and door signage


Since I was working inside-out, I flipped the TARDIS over onto the surface of my resist...

...and added a couple of bolts of lightening
 
Two-tone cotton sliver is used to create the wormhole.

 
Apologies to those among my readers who are not Whovians...

...or for whom this fictional universe is of no interest...

...since my 'inner geek' will certainly be on display in this post and the next! :)

After making so many journal covers for others, lately...

...(and I haven't even shown you all of them, yet)...

...I just wanted to finally make one for myself!

Using some hastily constructed pre-felt...

...I cut out a TARDIS-shaped box and added needle-felted details.

I cut commercial pre-felt into lightening bolts...

...and coiled cotton sliver into the suggestion of a wormhole.

Next time: the finished piece...

...complete with a special ribbon-and-leather bookmark!

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5 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Squeal! LOVE IT!

Kelly said...

My oldest DD loves Dr. Who. I will have to show this to her. Very cool details.

Rachel said...

I love the idea that the notebook could be bigger on the inside!

Dawn Edwards said...

Well Holy Mackerel....I never knew that you were such a grand sketcher!!! Will wonders never cease? You just have too many talents for me to keep up! Can't wait to see the finished work of art.

Big hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--I thought you might like this one!! Grin.
Kelly--Thank-you!! (Glad to hear about another Whovian!!)
Rachel--This cover actually would fit a regular hardback book, too!
Dawn--Smile. Your ears must be burning after this week. Lindy and I chatted about how great you are quite a bit during our workshop.