Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another UFO Completed

 A very long time ago, I took a Sandra Meech workshop in which, among other things, we worked with paper and fabric to create wonderful stitched collages.  I finished this piece, to the point you see here, about a week after the workshop.  It involved tearing and gluing the various painted papers to create the initial collage.  I then used various crayons to add some additional line and detail. The paper collage was then layered with batting and backing and stitched.

I have looked at this piece off and on for a few years, wondering how I wanted to finish it.  Enter our GOE challenge to complete a UFO (see a related post by clicking here) and out came this piece again.

I finally got the idea to paint a background on canvas and mount the quilted piece to that.  A plain canvas wasn't enough, so stepping way out of my comfort zone, I decided to get out the paint, mix colours and create a background that would allow the piece to seamlessly blend into the background.  Although this sort of painting is not something I feel very confident about, I'm pleased with the results.




When the paint had dried and I put the quilted collage on top of it, I decided that I wanted to echo the hand written text out onto the painted canvas.  Using a micron pen, I wrote random things about the origin of graffiti (the topic of the text on the original painted papers).





And, here's the end result:




12 comments:

  1. that is super fantastic. you should make more of those....

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    1. Thanks, I was thinking the same think and so I've already got another one in the works.

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  2. Great idea, and a fabulous job of it!

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  3. What an interesting technique! I really like the idea of mounting the piece on the canvas. The painting on the canvas is really a good match.

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    1. Thanks. Using the canvas worked really well for this piece.

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    1. Thank you Jill. I'm please with how it turned out.

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  5. Jumpin' on the bandwagon for the ride, Linda. I LOVE this piece...you really achieved that "seamless" blending of the collage and the background so well. Great idea and a beautiful piece of art.

    You always inspire me.

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    1. Thanks again Bonnie. It really means a lot to be told that I am inspiring you. Glad you came for a visit. Hope to 'see' you again soon.

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  6. Very nice! Now I need to sort through my bits and pieces to find something that I can use for a similar technique. I think that I did some prints years ago that could really use a purpose. Not to mention all the samples I've made from fibre classes over the years. Great job!

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