Thursday, May 27, 2010

The backrounds for a paper quilt


I am trying to do some larger backgrounds and tear them up and make a mosaic paper quilt. I don't know how it will turn out of course but I plan to sew the pieces together. It takes me quite a while to cover the whole pieces because they are quite large. The bottom one is 18x24 and the top ne is even larger. I know that when it is torn up or cut up--the top image is on Yupo) I might have some interesting pieces to mix and match with other backgrounds I have. I used all sorts of ways to get the color on the paper: Adirondack spray inks (which I love), acrylic with stencils and stamps and my copic air sprayer, free writing and ...I think that's it. I tried to make it colorful so it would be a colorful mosaic quilt. We'll see. If you do a close up they look better. In real life they are bright and colorful but in my monitor here it they look a bit muddy.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

These sheets of paper look great! its all about the layers! : ) great colors too.

Your red shed looks like a lot of fun.

Creative Carmelina said...

beautiful. bold. brilliant.

am i speaking of your art work?
or you?

either way! i love it!
i can just picture you in your RED SHED spraying away!

have a wonderful day, and stop in sometime!

ciao bella!
creative carmelina

Jane Farr said...

I have a feeling you're on to something good and fabulous with your paper quilt. These pieces are bold and beautiful Martha!

Herm said...

Love your colors in these sheets!

Diane said...

Oh, I can get lost in these--this is going to be beautiful when your finished.

Mary said...

yum, yum, yum!!
can't wait to see what you do with these. I love your use of color Marthy!!

Janie Husband said...

again, very colorful and creative.....

Ophelia said...

I absolutely loved my visit to your blog! Your work is just so rich and amazing. I will be back often for visits!

Caatje said...

Backgrounds? I wish my finished work looked like this! Lovely!

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