Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fabric Collage #1 Finished

I finished the collage I've been working on for several weeks.  Some things worked out like I had envisioned others did not.  I had planned to have hanging beads and feathers but I just wasn't happy with the way the hanging beads looked so tried using wire to string the beads and it was a lot more fun and experimental.  I do like the way it turned out. 

I used a heavy gauge wire for the hanger, and instead of putting eyelets in the top to string the wire thru I doubled up on buttons and left holes to string the wire.  It adds an interesting detail.  It's all experimental.  I don't plan too much, you really can't with collage. 

I lay things out and play with the placement till I like how it looks.  Then secure and start adding embellishments.   There are no real limits with collage I think that is why I like doing it.  It's one of the few things about life that has no limits. 

I've been using alot of buttons lately, my honey even found a quart bag full at a flea marker for only $5.  A good deal.  The beads I used were from a tub of mixed beads I found on the bottom shelf at the craft store, cheap.  It's amazing what and where you can find treasures to add to your collage. 

Now on to the next project.

Back soon.


Connie said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!!! I absolutely LOVE it!! I'm gonna share it over on Dirty Footprints Studio Facebook page!!

Hope you are doing well! I owe you an email or two and plan to write once school is out (3 more days!!!)

Big hugs!

pamela said...

Ooooohhh I am really liking what I am seeing here. It is difficult to tell from your photo but I was wondering if you are using paper or fabric? I belong to an artistic group of women that put on a semi-annual sale. One of the women does fabric wall hanging that have the same feel as the great piece you have made. She has added some beads to her work but much more subtly. I would like to see her dial it up like you have done. i like how you are mixing in all kinds of different elements. I can see this is a labor of love.
Thank you to for visiting my yellow door and leaving such a "colorful" comment.

Becolorful said...

I'm so glad you showed the finished product. This is really cool. i just copied and pasted into an email for my friend for some inspiration. I love what you do and I haven't seen it in our area.

Thank you for the kind comment you left about my son. He has been the one that has left us pulling our hair out but it may just all work out. Anyway, I know he will be sneaking back and reading the comments and he will enjoy reading what you had to say.
Thanks again,

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