Monday, 9 May 2016

Travelling Sketchbooks - Fabric Collage

For my April pages I took inspiration from the fabric and mixed-media collage of textile artist Cas Holmes who uses found objects and items of ephemera in her work such as tickets, stamps, snippets of text from old book pages and scraps of vintage fabrics to which she adds paint and stitch to create layered atmospheric pieces. 







I layered scraps of light coloured fabric onto a paper support along with scraps of text from the pages of an old book, applied gesso, acrylic ink, stamped lettering and motifs, then added free-machine embroidery to bring the whole piece together. I thought about using the missing page I found (see my previous post) for my next piece.

3 comments:

  1. I think this is such an inspirational post. You've made me want to go off and start stamping and stitching. In fact I think I will.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Glad you are enjoying the blog. Happy stitching! x

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am very happy to discover your post as it will become on top in my collection of favorite blogs to visit. Tamilnadu Ration Card Application

    ReplyDelete