Thursday, 14 September 2017

Yesterday...

...was round one of three at TAPS as we explored the possibilities of what I'm going to call Quilted Collage.  I'd prepared some examples of the kind of work we'd do, with four options for them to try.

Collaged pears from UFO net photo
Collaged Creston Valley Landscape from a Jean Henderson photo

Collaged apple from UFO net photo

Collaged landscape mostly invented

With a large stack of cardstock backgrounds in mostly solid colours, Gelli-printed papers and magazines for further collage fodder, we were well supplied.  I also provided a numbered template from which they could cut their papers. 


And didn't they tear into it?  


With scissors, glue, tenacity and a LOT of laughter, most of them managed to get about a third of the way through their collage.


That's pretty awesome because coincidently we have two sessions left in which to finish!  

I know I mentioned the need for a red cow in one of those collages I test drove and I will show you the result in a future post - keep your eyes peeled for that one.  In the meantime, I expect to show you some outstanding Quilted Collage work from this stellar group sometime soon.  Until then, I hope you keep playing and let me know what you're up to in the comments!

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  1. Oh my gosh, that was so fun!!!! I just love that!!! I like that you shared the template with us for one of them. I might have to give it a try. They had a ball for sure. I have been doing all kinds of stuff the last couple of months. I just need to get some of it posted on my blog. I had a clean up spree and found stuff that I forgotten about and it seems like it spurred my creative bone again and I have been having a blast. I will get some of it posted on my blog before long. Thanks for the inspiration! hugs, patty

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this, Patty - I think it's a great way to play for those who are looking for a way to be artistic, and working out the technique is always a fun thing for me! Enjoy, and happy Quilt Collaging! xo

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  2. I bet you all had a brilliant day and what a great idea too. Thanks for sharing these lovely pics with us. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

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    1. It was great fun, Angela, and I loved seeing/hearing all the connections and conversation with the seniors. Some great stories!

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  3. These look great, Win. I see you got around the fussy-cutting of the trees with pinking shears - genius!

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    1. The pinking shears were MUCH easier, Tracy - worked a charm! :D

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  4. Those samples are so perfect for the theme. Love them all.

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    1. Thanks, Eileen - it was great fun to experiment with them!

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  5. Such a great idea Win.I'm still experimenting with acrylic pour painting and have done some glass plates which is really enjoyable.

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    1. Oh I'd LOVE to see those, Roz! I'm looking forward to trying a pour when I get a moment!!

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  6. Love the photos of the folks intensely at work, how there is paper of all sorts, inches thick on the tables.
    You already know how I feel about those magnificent pears!

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    1. They truly were crazy about all those prints - they looked ankle deep sometimes. And thanks for the kudos on the pears; I'd definitely do those again! xo

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  7. what fun Win. It looks like thet really took to this. I am just busy getting ready for my fall watercolour painting parties. Gotta start trying some new things - lol

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    1. The group really had fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing their finished product! I'm sure your painting parties will be a blast, Val!

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    1. Definitely was, Shirley, and my goof-ups as I worked out the technique were just as much a great part of the fun. I'm hoping at least one of the seniors will have one they hate so we can tear into that. :D

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  9. Wow! What a cool idea! I love collaged landscapes and it's something I've played around with before. Mine were sort of ugly though, LOL! But yours are gorgeous and I'm especially fond of the Creston Valley Landscape one. So pretty. What a fun technique :)

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    1. Having a great laugh here, Sal - there were some pretty ugly ones as I worked on a technique that would be doable for these seniors...watch for a future post on those! :D

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  10. This looks like a riot, and a little complicated but not so much that most people couldn't do it. It makes me want to start an art group. And I can't waiting to see what the mysterious "Red Cow" is.
    On my end I got my baby back yesterday and I am in digital collage heaven.
    Keep on rockin the quilted collages they are really beautiful and have a great week my friend.

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    1. That's the perfect word, Deann - riot it was! And yes, with help, everyone was able to get a good start on the project, and I can see there are going to be some fabulous finishes already.

      I'm delighted to hear that your computer is back home, and you can get into your creative digital heaven again. HOORAY!!! xoxo

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  11. Such talent. Those are just WONDERFUL Win. I can quilt well with fabric but dear me... a quilted paper collage - just looks AMAZING. These are totally GORGEOUS - once again... I'm awed. Xj.

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    1. Thanks, Joi - the Gelli prints are so texturally varied it makes the collage much easier to create than putting itty-bitty pieces of paper together. Lots of fun!!

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  12. looking forward to the results!
    Jackie xo

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    1. Me too, Jackie - it's always so exciting to see the take on a technique by someone who doesn't regularly create - I always get a ton of new ideas! xo

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  13. These are fabulous Win! Love, love, love them!

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    1. Thanks, Laura - I think they're a terrific project for those with no previous artistic experience. We're having a blast!

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  14. All these collages are wonderful! Gelli prints lend themselves to this method so well!

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    1. Gelli prints are the BEST - it's a good thing that they do so well with this technique, Zsuzsa...I've a TON of them (although by the end of next week, not so many - then I can make more!). :D

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