Saturday, September 1, 2012

First Bits of Applique

I'm in the mood for some of summer's beauty, so lots of flowers in different shapes and tones, different leaf forms and colors. . . I'll keep building on this with what I call the "bad haircut" method - do a little bit, then see what is needed for balance, add a little more, etc.

Wholecloth Background

I started with acrylic paints and a wet-into-wet technique, adding blues, greens, and diluted black (for a neutral element). Using leafy shaped stencils, abstract thermofax screens that I designed, and some decorative stamps, I softly embellished the whole surface with greens, blues, and golds.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages