Stitched painted Peltex, embossed aluminum and wool felt.
I was curious what the surface of Peltex would look like painted. This is the non fusible kind.
I painted one side green and the other side purple, orange and metallic gold with textile paints.The surface came out slightly porous looking, not smooth and flat like painting lutradur or fabric, it has an interesting texture.
I cut shapes out of the Petex for the center of the pod and stitched free motion designs into it. The stitching does not stand out too much on the textured surface.
I cut outside leaves from fabric I had painted a while ago and fused it to wool felt, quilting leaf designs and finishing the edges with a satin stitch. I cut strips of aluminum and stitched it on the leaves and embossed it with free hand drawn designs. The metal helps the leaves hold a curved shape
I stitched some furry novelty yarn to the tops edges of the peltex and then satin stitched the sides leaving the top open.
Kind of reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors in this photo.
I fused a base to the leaves and stitched the leaf edges together through the lower sides of the center pod connecting the whole thing together.