Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Freeform in blue

Found and repurposed objects are an endless source for designs and ideas. Here, I used some burlap (bought to shade some transplants from the searing heat) and a paint grid to make some cool, blue fabric. I used four different dyes, but because they are all hues of blue, the effect is harmonious and soothing.

Layering grid textures in soft and hard lines keeps it interesting and allows the darker grids to acquire a three dimensional quality. They almost seem to float on the soft backdrop. This would have been very boring on plain white.
Dig around in your drawers and see what you come up with.  It's just a matter of looking at your "stuff" in a new way. Most importantly, have fun.

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