Creative Creatures from Fabulous Felter Stephanie Laberis!
Wow Stephanie! I love your project ideas. That nautilus is truly stunning, and “Chi” is so cute! I love your attention to detail. You really capture personalities and authenticity in your work. Thanks for sharing with us!
“First are Peppermint Nautilus ornaments that I made for a soft sculpture group show in Chicago. I made three total but could only snap photos of one before the deadline, whoops! I used glass eyes and a wire armature so that the tentacles can be posed. I plan on making a couple of larger ones and posing them on lolipop sticks to resemble a peppermint lolipop.
Second is a feltie of a character named Chi, from the anime “Chi’s Sweet Home”. I gave her to my boyfriend for Christmas, since he also likes the series and has a cat that resembles Chi! She was one of my hardest projects yet – I tried to stay on model as much as I could and had a tough time doing the thinner outlines on her face. Her head is as hard as a rock from working it so much!
I’ve been referring people from my art blog and galleries to LivingFelt, so hopefully you will see some new faces around!”