Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Playing

I have wanted to try this technique ever since Jane Dunnewold's article in Quilting Arts about July last year. As I am still feeling a bit low and certainly lacking any urge to be creative I thought I would just have a play and try it today.

Basically you work with a 5" square of black craft paper and cut out shapes with a craft knife or scissors. Shapes are then reversed as if they have been folded out on a hinge.
One rule is to keep the corners intact.



Quite like these ones

Some worked and some didn't and I'm not sure how I will move forward on this technique although there is something percolating in the far reaches of my creative brain which may come to fruition.

Shapes need to be more balanced I think in this one.

This one needed more detail but too fiddly for me with craft knife and sticky glue fingers.

Think I prefer working with fabric. Have any of you tried this technique as well?

8 comments:

Helen Conway said...

No but I meant to at the time then forgot all about it. Thanks for reminding me.

Hilary Metcalf said...

Hi Lisa - I played with this a bit last year, using Photoshop - cutting out all those bits and gluing them down (after crawling around on the floor to pick them up) was way too tedious! Photoshop worked great. You can check it out on my blog here
http://hilarymetcalftextileartist.blogspot.com/2007/08/positivenegative-games.html

I see we are both signed up for Dale's embellisher workshop - that should be fun.

Cheers
Hilary

Karen said...

Thanks for reminding me, I wanted to try it also when I read the article. I love the designs you came up with.

Susan D said...

Yes I had a go last year
http://artoftextiles.blogspot.com/2007/09/expanded-square.html

and I used one of them for a quiltie for a swap
http://artoftextiles.blogspot.com/2007/10/unlimited-textiles-september-swap.html

Judy said...

Hi! Lisa,

I've never seen this technique before hope you won't mind if I have a try too.

Judy.

Bluejanem said...

Hey Lisa - this looks great - couldn't you do it with fabric - or even some of your lovely patterns as resists for fabric dying - wow - cotton "almost batiks" Love some of your cut outs though the third one down reminds me of the funny mirrors at the royal show arcade!
Cheers
Jane

LoieJ said...

This looks like great fun. Good designs.

Dorothy said...

I had a go using Photshop Elements rather than cutting out. Then I had the piece made into a Thermofax screen for silk screen printing. It worked very well
Dorothy (also in Dale's Class)