Well, this really isn't part 2 as we're continuing 2 weeks later at our April meeting of Fiber Junkies. We decided to do some more experimenting on the art of collage this meeting.
She also went big this time and came with the background already prepared and in place. It was a wonderful collage of different fabrics including sheers, interesting papers and pattern pieces. The white area is where the focal point will go.
Denny is creating a dressform out of various prints and solids. I believe she found the pattern in Susan Carlson's 2nd book on collage. Denny used a plastic film to draw a picture of the form which she then laid on top...it gives you a good feel as to what it will look like....proportions etc.
I laid the plastic film over the background fabric to make sure the bears would be peaking through the trees. I've used this plastic for years as a design tool. It's a heavier plastic easily found in chain sewing stores....often used as a plastic tablecloth...@ $3 a yard and worth its weight in gold. I will now go back and fill in the tree area with different fabrics...don't know if it qualifies as a collage but I'm liking it so far.
And meanwhile.... back at the ranch, Denny is busy cutting flowers and placing them on her fabric.