Thursday, 22 January 2015

Day 22 - Sewn Collage

8"x8" Acrylic Paper
Today's painting was purely experimental.  The piece of paper was a leftover piece that I was just using it to wipe the excess paint off my brushes and brayers as I worked on other paintings.

Interesting textures and shapes began to appear and I decided to work it up into a fully finished piece, using stencils, scribing, stamping and many paint layers.

The finishing touches were squares cut out of another scrap paper sheet, which I then sewed on.  It makes the whole thing pop and tied everything together.

6 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

Yes! You are right, Rolina! Those little squares of color add vitality to your lovely piece!. Very playful and cheery.

Andersson Blue Design said...

Glad you experimented. Love it!

April Rimpo said...

I am so intrigued by your sewing on your paper. It looks great but I would never of thought to do that. The mini painting inserts do really pop out of the soft background. Awesome.

Rolina said...

Thanks Sandy, Andersson Blue and April - I had a lot of fun experimenting!

Sheila said...

So fun! that bright pink just makes your heart smile! I love the squares... the stitches... Wonderful work. And from scraps! WOW!

Cagley Art said...

Wow - the little inserts add a whole new dimension. Just when I thought it couldn't get better!!! :o)