October 18, 2011

cut out and play (module 1, activity 13)

One of the last tasks for the module is cutting out parts of colour photographs who were made at the beginning of the course. Collages can be created in a playful way by placing earlier made papers behind the cut out "windows".

When they are added to a sketchbook, the collages form a reference guide with colour combinations, textures and designs for use in future quilts.

I drawed some wings and other body parts of a real cicada with a black pigma-pen on a watercolour background to add a touch of reality to the collage. My cicada changes of colour like a chameleon on a two page wide presentation:

Cut out & play no. 1 Cut out & play no. 2

Cut out play no. 3 Cut out & play no. 4

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  1. What a great image to use for this activity.

  2. very nice results!

  3. Finally caught up with you Geni! Lovely colours in your work.

  4. very good ideas and execution!

  5. I love this Cicada page. I am really into cicadas as my totem animal. This is wonderful.

  6. Hi Geni, stunning work!!
    Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/blogtoberfest-2012.html
    And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
    Kat xxx


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