Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sketchbook: Oranges

It started with a stack of fabrics. 

chose a faded floral print from a cotton flea market blouse and glued it, then stitched it by machine to a notebook page.
It created an interesting, airy background.

Scissors in hand, I cut out the shapes directly. 
I glued the pieces down.
Man, I love these colors, double complements, green & blue with red & orange. 
I also like the contrast of solids and prints. I think I'll do another page with these colors...something geometric, just to play.

Click here to see finished page.


deanna7trees said...

a fruit medley. love how you combined all those colors.

Margaret said...

I'm interested in how you take a busy print and turn it into a calmer background by what you place on top of it. This is going to be a lovely piece.

MulticoloredPieces said...

You know, Margaret, I hadn't thought of it that way. I tend to think in terms of color rather than print and I was looking for a background that showed white (light). Lots of light in an orchard. Of course it helps that I partially covered the background with big shapes of solids.

Els said...

Mmmmmmmm .... I can almost tast them (though they're hardly there yet ;-) !)