Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Penny Black project

It's nice to be part of something don't you think? Participate in other people's projects. Here's my first one in the lovely Jo's Penny Black project.

My concept:
I was thinking about how using what you had was a way of life in the past. That popping out to the shops for supplies was not the first option available to most. With this in mind I made a paper collage from vintage storybooks, collected papers and then altered other pages to fit my colour scheme.

I liked the idea of using stitching to reinforce the domestic/handmade – also for the way it connects the pieces together. The patchwork feel reminds me of an aerial street view..
I loved working with red – it oozes depth and feeling!
All that for 2 cents – wow.

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