Saturday, December 7, 2013

Collage no 01

If you know me, you know I am a hoarder of textiles.  I have boxes and boxes of different fabrics stacked up.  Lately, I have felt I am not doing enough textile work and so, to kill two birds with one stone, I have decided to set myself the challenge of a collage a day.  Of course, that does not mean that I will have a quilted and embellished collage every day.  Basically I intent to just play with fabrics for 15 to 30 minutes every day to make a background or foundation.  Another plus of this challenge is that I will also be building up a library of foundations to inspire me and I will also be learning about design and composition and colour combinations.
So, here is my first collage.

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This one is quite large and complicated and took considerably longer than half an hour.  It is about two and a half times larger than the size I intend to use most days.
you might find it amusing that my inspiration for this collage came from a piece of baby wipe I had used to wipe up my palette when painting.  You can see some of it on the right hand side second large piece from the top, about the middle.  i love the way these pieces of rubbish take on colour and texture and have quite a collection.  This collage actually has a motif, the seahorses, which are modeling paste on a piece of brocade, but they have been sitting in my collage box for ages.  Unless I happen to find something in my junk box when I am putting together a collage, I probably won't add any motifs, but let them marinate until the muse strikes.
This collage uses a variety of fabrics, from lace, to leather, baby wipes, satin, silk, chiffon, organza, furnishing fabric and lots more - except, I don't think there is any quilting fabric
This process is something I love doing, so I hopefully will be able to keep it up for a long while.  I don't intend to post these every day, but once or twice a week.  Let's see if I can keep it up!

Happy creating!

2 comments:

  1. Collage no 01 is already a winner in my book.

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  2. Your collages are amazing!!! Gosh, I love it!!!

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