Friday, 4 October 2013

A PAPER QUILT

This month the "Soartful" challenge is asking us to make an artistic patchwork quilt.

As quilts were traditionally made with recycled cloth, I decided to make mine with recycled artwork using


a painting made with oil pastels, dyes and inks




and three pages from my sketchbooks painted with watercolours, acrylics and inks.





When I start a new sketchbook, or prepare a book for travel journalling, I make what I call "messy pages" in advance by colouring the pages in the book.  This can make adding details later more interesting and/or surprising.




Sometimes I consider that a painted page is "too good" to cover up, so I just leave it as it is.



Finally I chose a little flower made with oil pastels and dyes, for the centre.






I recoloured these and had a play with photo-edit to make.........



A PAPER QUILT





and an alternative version (added 5th October)



A SECOND PAPER QUILT






and as it now has some orange in it, I will link to "Mandarin Orange Monday" .



I hope you like one of these.  If you do, I would be very happy if you would leave a comment.

29 comments:

  1. beautiful paintings and a beautiful quilt in the end!

    xxx
    Susi

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  2. Lovely...like a look into a kaleidoscope...and a nice flower in the centre.

    Greets, Gerda

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  3. It's gorgeous! I must think of something now to make for this challenge! Valerie

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  4. What a gorgeous piece you've created dear Sheila with so many steps along the way...
    Lovely to see and read about your process!
    I can well imagine where your pre painted journal pages would be too nice to cover up...that is a problem I have when making gelli prints too ;)
    oxo

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  5. Wow it's gorgeous, love the colours and abstract design... amazing ! Shirleyx

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  6. Oh, look at those beautiful bright colors! I love the bright lime and bright royal blue! They make me want to get up and dance. Your artistry is always so fresh from start to finish.

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  7. Wow Sheila an amazing piece! I really love how you guide us through your art work, it's always a little journey we share with you. I love this so much, it dazzles!

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  8. Sheila, I always love to read your thoughts about the developing of a new piece of art.
    This one turned out beautifully again! But I've already liked the first painting all by itself.
    A wonderful quilt!

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  9. The mixed media is great. Quilting without stitching must be tremendous. Beautiful colours, love it, Awesome !!

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  10. I knew you would create something fabulous...Gorgeous Sheila!

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  11. I do like your newest colorway as well. Love the tones. Other than the lime corners, these colors feel very creamy to me. (That means no dancing). But wonderful to sit and look at and feel content.

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  12. Sheila, you have again created so wonderful art! I love all what you have done, but perhaps most I like the little flower -art work, which you have used in the paper quilt, too. The paper quilts are gorgeous and the last one's colors absolutely beautiful.

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  13. Now I like it very much :) The colors are warmer and the little parts its made of can be seen. And I love the little flower in the center!

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  14. I li9ke them both Sheila, but the second is my fave. I love how you share your processes with us, you are such an artiste!

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  15. I love both your paper quilts they are too cool.

    I'm going to publish the original 5 quilt squares on my blog post maybe it will help you to sort out my quilt work better.

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  16. Great idea the recycled pictures to quilt compose!

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  17. wow great paper quilts, they are gorgeous! Groetjes karin

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  18. What a great idea.... recycled artwork patchwork! I enjoyed looking at all the bits.. and just love the finale:) It deserves a woweee:))

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  19. Like one of these? I love them all. I am so glad you added the second paper quilt, though, as I think it is stunning - the colours just look so good.

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  20. Oh Sheila your paper quilts are so beautifully made, love the colors and pattern.
    Anni

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  21. I like your beginning watercolors, and especially the effects you get in the flower one with the oil pastels and dyes, combining them in the quilt squares makes really nice patterns. It reminds me some of the 3D cup-shaped sculptures my daughter makes from monotypes by sewing them-

    http://weedingonthewildside.blogspot.com/2013/09/cape-primrose.html

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  22. I love your update, Sheila! Beautiful colours!

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  23. I have come back to thank you for sharing your wonderful quilt on Mandarin Orange Monday #62:) thank you!

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  24. Oh my these are incredible!!! I wish I knew how to make these ones ;) I am in love with the first one because of its colors and the marvolous flower in the center! ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  25. Love seeing the transformations. Can't decide whether I prefer the blue and yellow or the pink...hmmmm...

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  26. I too love the beginning pictures but my favourite of them all is th last paper quilt, love the colours so warm and cosy

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