Alphabet Art: A Textile Collage Book (letter O)

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When I first reproduced this image, I made it a learning experience; changing my printer color and playing with different fabrics.  I did not, however, throw any of the trials away, and this is one of them.  I could never decide “who” was “who,” pun intended; a mother owl out front, or a big-eyed baby owl in the foreground with the mom in the back.  Or is it a pair of siblings, or a mating couple? It doesn’t matter.   I love this image, and have used it several times.  I’m sad this is the last one I have.

Wise old owls?

The colors are autumnal and evoke an old barn.  My trims are recycled, and I often find them attached to old curtains at yardsales.  It is not uncommon for me to find 5 to 10 yards of trim on a $3 bedspread that only required a good washing after merely ripping it free. The lettering is stamped acrylic paint “Asphaltum” from DecoArt.  I find stamping with paint gives a nice thick transfer, and is usually permanent even if you wash the cloth.

Singer Curvy Stitches

This page is heavily layered and has a nice feel to it.  Some of my previous pages are lightweights compared to this, and I may start using heavier textiles because I like how this turned out.

About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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