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Round Robin Collage Phase 2

Remember the mixed media round robin collage that I am participating in with 10 other QA members? Well it is the end of the month and end of round one – time to send the piece I have worked on to the next artist. I woke up this morning and new what I was going to do. I received mine late because the 12th person had to drop out so it has been sitting in my studio waiting for me to get my act together.

I received this background on water color paper from Frances. It had lots of green with splashes of metallic and bits of teal. It has lots of texture.


Since I am doing round 2 of a total of 11 layers, I decided to enhance the background and not get too dimensional. I also decided to stick with the palette that Frances used, but to bring in some more value change.

Since the piece has an organic feel, I decided to use some leaf imagery. First I tested one of my leaf stencils on watercolor paper.


Then I stenciled the design using bronze metallic paint.


I then pulled out some of the leaf stamps that I carved last spring and tested them on watercolor paper.


I used gold and copper metallic paints. I then took this photo.

I felt that I needed another large image coming off the right hand side and that I needed to make more of a mark on the piece. I got out my spotted stamp and some turquoise metallic paint.


I t was just the effect that I wanted. I hope you can see the sparkly effect of the dots floating across the piece.


Here are a couple of close-ups:



Rita has posted these photos of the second phase for mine:


This is a beautiful paisley motif. I think it may be beads and ribbon trim, but I am not sure. Here is a close-up:


M & M came over this afternoon and played in the backyard while I sat and did Perle cotton stitching on my current project. Then we went to Burgerville for supper ?’‚Η¨‚Δω I just had to have frozen yogurt with fresh blackberries for dessert. Shame on me because I didn’t have time to get in the additional 1000 steps I needed tonight and now it is dark. Giving baths and putting the two of the to bed wears me out.

We finally chose a paint color for the living room and hallway. It is called oak. It is a pale yellow with a hint of brown in it. It looks great. Mr C finished the painting today. We had insulation blown in to the attic on Tuesday. Today, I was putting linens away in the linen closet and found a mess. They had broken through the ceiling and old and new insulation covered everything. Now they have to come back and fix it. I guess one of the guys finally fessed up to going through the ceiling.

If I don’t post tomorrow, maybe I will post from Seattle. It is our 42nd anniversary this week-end so we are going to Seattle for some fun.

7 Responses to “Round Robin Collage Phase 2”

  1. Deborah says:

    Love the leaf stamps! Really stunning. Bath and bedtime routine wears me out too. Happy Anniversary… and outward and visable sign of an inward and spiritual grace. Blessings to you and Mr. C. Have fun in Seattle.

  2. Neefer says:

    I love the round robin collages. They are wonderful.

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. laeroport says:

    Cool round robin work and Happy Anniversary! My husband and I joke that we’ll never see our 50th wedding anniversary – we got married too late! But good genes may kick in and see us through. Have a great celebration.

  4. Rete says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love your collage work… I look forward to seeing the rest of the round robin progress. Cheers!

  5. Diane D. says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love your silk background for the round robin. I really admire how much you guys have gotten done on your new house.

  6. I particularly like the stripey background that you sent off into this round robin. Very colorful and loosey-goosey which I LOVE.

  7. Happy Anniversary! I really like Round Robins–it’s so much fun to see what everyone comes up with. I’ll enjoy following yours online πŸ™‚