After deciding to use an indigo sampler as the starting point for the next set of collages, I had to decide what other colors to put with it. Maybe the complementary color, orange? But, I didn’t want the orange to take over. I wanted the indigo to be the star. So, maybe just lighter blues and whites? Or, maybe some of both? I decided on the latter and gathered my materials, both fabric and paper.
Here’s the first one, very early on.
The horizontal rust fabric is ultra suede. The shiny bit of paper is the back side of a piece of used foiling paper. I got as far as hand stitching it, but later removed it altogether.
Perhaps you can see the circular motif on the white fabric. It became the pattern for later hand stitching.
Here it is, completed.
Pretty simple, but I like it.
For the second one, I included a bit of a torn dictionary page. It shows the definition of “amusement.”
And, as with the first collage series, my great grandmother’s crocheted tablecloth also made an appearance. I love the texture it brings.
I’ve made two more in this series, which I’ll show you in the next post.
(Got any UFOs you need to cut up?)