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Mysterious felted creatures by Alexandra Petrova

Mysterious felted creatures by Alexandra Petrova

New winter, 2017. Figurine in a mixed technique. Materials – wool, wire, acrylic paints, chiffon, self-curing plastic, floss, embroidery. Mysterious felted creatures by Alexandra Petrova

Mysterious felted creatures by Alexandra Petrova
Russian artist Alexandra Petrova (pseudonym Voronikha) began to create felted creatures in the technique of dry felting since the spring of 2007. Petrova graduated with honors from St. Petersburg University of Technology and Design with a degree in Decorative and Applied Arts. The master lives in St. Petersburg, and, as she writes about herself, “I periodically disappear in the forests of the Pskov region.” It is in the forest that she draws inspiration from her mythological creatures. The names of these animals are no less mysterious than the design. For example, the Mistress of Mists, the Mistress of Summer Days, the Collector of pine needles, the Forest Evening, the New Winter, Summer Warden of Winter, etc. Her toys periodically participate in various exhibitions of applied art.
Along with the felted toys, she began to sculpt the creatures of self-hardening plastic (from the end of 2011). Made in a single copy, for each creature the artist used various additional materials – wire, glass, beads, plastic, etc.

Forest evening. New winter, Figurine in a very mixed technique. 2017. Materials - wool, wire, acrylic paints, chiffon, self-curing plastic, floss, embroidery

Forest evening. New winter, Figurine in a very mixed technique. 2017. Materials – wool, wire, acrylic paints, chiffon, self-curing plastic, floss, embroidery

According to the author, sometimes you really want to make a felted creature, and the motives for this strange desire remain a mystery. However, everything starts with a sketch, which gives an idea of ​​the proportions and details of the future sculpture. Having invented the beast, the master takes the coarse wool, foam rubber, on which will felt, and needles. Alexandra Petrova conducts a master class on her website, which describes in detail all the stages of creating a future masterpiece.

Mysterious felted creatures by Alexandra Petrova

sources:

vk.com/public47017463
voroniha.blogspot.ru
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