Orange and Blue Collages

What Next? Ellen Lindner,

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.

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner,

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.

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner,

Here it is, completed.

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner,

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.”

Orange and Blue Collages. Ellen Lindner,

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?)

Ellen Lindner


4 Responses to Orange and Blue Collages

  1. Cindy May 26, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    Several! Tried this with a painting or two…mixed results. May keep at it, simple seems to work better. Love these.

  2. Ellen Lindner May 26, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    Well, I should have known you would have tried this, Cindy! 🙂

    I’m glad you like my efforts. I’ve also got my eye on a beautiful little cross stitched piece (finished) that’s too pastel and dainty to ever use in my house. We’ll see.

  3. Lif Strand May 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    I tried something like this at a recent quilting retreat I attended, using left-overs from another (more traditional) project. I like where it’s going.

    I love that you post what you’re doing online. Thank you!

  4. Ellen Lindner May 27, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

    Your project sounds very interesting, Lif. It IS fun to reinvent things!

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