because collage is an important part of my design process, i am aiming to incorporate the act of collecting into a series of collages for my final body of work at the end of the year. to complement this, i will also be approaching my printing in a similar way. working with the idea of random placement and layering to create a collage of prints onto cloth.
below is a sample of different patterns and shapes layered together to create a "collage" composition.
for these i used a crayon to make a rubbing (directly onto the screen) of my wallpaper texture. i then used a hand cut-out stencil to layer the blue shapes over the print.
i was really happy to see how the figurative and non-figurative shapes work together. i felt there was a nice flow throughout the body of work.
below are some more samples using the shapes from my jelly mould collection. this time i left the textured elements out and worked with introducing more bold, semi-figurative shapes.
doing the same with another detail photo, changing the colour and layering them together.
in an earlier post i used this same filter on an image of my whole collection and really loved the flower shape of my smallest jelly mould. here i have copied it it randomly onto the top layer.
these are a few quick sketches in my visual diary from looking at the moulds. i am really interested in the relationship of bold shapes when layered with illustrative motifs. i chose the large flowery motif to layer with the image.
finally, this is where i stopped. as a little composition i was really happy with how the shapes were working together and the texture was a nice addition from the very bold, flat imagery that i was printing last year. and of course, the colours...these combinations are from my vintage telephone colourway from earlier post.
AND....these are some samples of this design printed onto cloth.