This weeks Creative Tuesday challenge was the theme of Paradise Island. What fun, right? I can just picture it now....*close your eyes with me* Sunshine, sandy beaches, soft blue water, and lots of time to relax with little umbrella drinks.
I have been wanted to create a paper/fabric collage for sometime and I seized this as the opportunity to try it out. I started with this handy paper towel that had accompanied me in my recent fabric painting. I had used it to sop up extra dye as I created and then decided I couldn't part with it.. that I needed to create something with it.
And it's got the perfect blues for paradise ocean waters.
I ripped and cut a piece of the paper towel and glued it down as the base. The island and tree trunks are some brown fabric scraps I cut to shape.
I added a light airy, cloudless, blue sky and some wavy palm tree leaves. I also added some depth of greens and turquoise to the water and browns to the island with watercolors.
And finally a little more definition with sharpie markers and a hammock strung from yarn.
What a little pleasure to put this together! In my original plan, I was also going to add some stitchery to bring it to life even more, but I couldn't do it. This piece kept telling me to stay simple and so I did.
The only thing I might have added to the island, to make it more of a paradise, is either a stack of books to read or my kindle. You know... that sounds like a sweet way to pass a warm sunny day with an ocean breeze.
You can tell I definitely have the multimedia bug. I used paper, fabric, markers, watercolors, and yarn to create this piece. And the textures are just out of this world!
And.. in case you're interested you can read more, see the other creations, and join in the fun if you like!