Just like in quilting - I couldn't throw away some scraps from a class project, and decided to try making a line collage. I had some painted squares of paper, and rummaged around and found some orphan garment pattern pieces in my sewing room. I experimented with the medium to attach the paper, and ended up fairly happy with the result. A picture of the initial piece is at the end of the blog.
I continued to experiment and tried paint on paper, rather than cut color squares and ended up creating a series of small line and color collages. I like how the pattern lines and markings are not obviously from a sewing pattern until you look closely (or unless you are a sewist!).
These turned out so well that I got some nice square frames, and framed them up, and am taking the big leap from giving away my art pieces to selling them! One of my pieces is already in its new home, and I have another four on sale in my newly revamped ETSY shop. I changed the shop name from Snug Harbor Quilts to SnugHarborStudio to reflect a broader range of offerings. There is a link to the ETSY shop on the right hand side of this blog!
Some of the photographs below were taken without the glass since I was having a hard time getting a good photo, but the finished piece is 12 x 12 square, matted in white shot, with glass. The artwork is about 7 1/2 inches square.
|This one is entitled "DO NOT CUT PIECES APART"|
Here is the initial piece I made - somewhat different from the collages I framed up!