Friday, August 6, 2010

Fiber Face Collage

I've been working on collage faces made of fabrics for an on line workshop I'm teaching called Fiber Face Collage and decided to include how to do a collage based on a photograph in the lessons. I created 2 from photographs. The first, which is above, I call Jasmine and she was a beautiful face I found on the internet and fell in love with. She'll get a curly fabric as hair later. Here's her original photo.
Next I used a photo of a friends beautiful daughter, Cate. I loved the pink and blue tones in the photo and hand dyed the skin tone fabrics with Dye-Na-Flow. Her hair is create with 8 different prints including calicos and batiks.
Here is Cate's original photo. Cate is currently on a trip to Atlanta so I can't wait to hear what she thinks about this piece using her as my inspiration. Her mom loved it!


12 comments:

  1. Looks like it will be a fun class for all fabric enthusiasts. I can see art quilters really loving this class. When you get it ready and announced let me know. I can send it along to the guild here, as I think there would be interest in your techniques.

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  2. Thanks Cody! It just started at Joggles and will start on Doll Street Sept 15th.

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  3. Those are wonderful Judy! Would be a great technique for quilting portraits also!
    Love Lady Zen! I am into the Zentangles myself. They are fun to do!
    hugs Karen

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  4. Thanks Karen. Aren't Zentangles fun? Odd... I've done them all my life, now someonoe gives doodling a name and it's a rage! LOL!

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  5. Great addition Judy. I really like Jasmine. What a beautiful face. Your work so far is wonderful. Yes, I am looking forward to the Lady Zen class. The current one is great and I hope to dye some fabric this week.

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  6. Lookin Good1 I love fabric collage faces. They are so much fun to make.
    Your class will be wonderful.
    Love Ya,
    Frannie

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  7. Thanks Ruthanne - and thanks for being such a faithful student!

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  8. Hi Judy, I'm blog hoping... beautiful art work.

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  9. Thank you so much for being part of our CDA Blog Hops!

    Connie

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  10. My pleasure Connie! Hope all is well!

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