Studio 791 has been buzzing lately with art-making. It's a good thing, too, since I am involved in a number of art swaps right now, and really need to get out of the studio and into the post office very
I created a series of three stitched ribbon, lace, and fiber collages, all 4x6 inches. They almost look like stitch samplers to me, as I played around with the various stitch settings on my sewing machine. The collages didn't photograph quite as well as I had hoped, as their true rich colors don't seem to show up very well here. But you can get an idea!
I had a little fun with this next piece, using an image transfer of a vintage photograph of two women standing barefoot on some river rocks. I replaced their heads with postage stamps, and re-drew their bodies accordingly to create a little reconfigured historical meeting among monarchs:
I will definitely be trying this with some more of the portrait-style postage stamps I have in my collection!
In my next couple of posts, I have some additional collages, as well as ATCs to share with you. It's been a productive few days around here!
Have a great weekend!
Oooo - I love those stamp portraits! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your collection!
Ah these are great. I love the first two stripy designs the best! I wish I could sew.. at all. <3
Love your stitched ribbon collages! Great work! I've never taken the time to try out different stitches on my sewing machine except straight and zig-zag! Inspiring!
ohmygod those postage stamp people are brilliant. what a great idea.
Love the stamp people -- what a fun idea!
your collage pieces are beautiful! hard to pick a favorite, i had to look at each several times. and the postage stamp head people are such characters - can't wait to see more!
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Just looooove your postage stamp people!!
The way you applied the stamps to your collage artwork, so creative!! :]
get OUT! These are fabulous! I LOVE those postage stamps!!
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