For June's concertina I got to try out a new material that I received as a gift, piano roll paper. I love the color and smoothness of the paper but it's quite fragile from age and all the punched out lines.
I liked having the negative space of the lines and dots to play with. In some areas, I let the white of the paper below show, in others I placed paper underneath to show through, and also used the cut-out lines as slots to weave through. Going for a beachy color scheme, I used additional tans, a variety of painted turquoise papers and coordinating embroidery thread.
Week 2 - adding sheet music to enhance the piano roll paper.
Week 4 - always love working with cheesecloth.
The finished 4 panels
These colors took me back to a time when I saw turquoise ocean water for the first time. It was a very long time ago on a trip to New Zealand. Such wonderful memories and something I will never forget - the water or the trip.
Before putting away the box of papers I've been pulling from all month I made several more collages in my regular sketchbook. I think I could keep going and fill an entire sketchbook with these colors but July's colors are waiting in the wings.
You can read more about see these monthly concertina sketchbooks and how they got started here.
Hi, I'm Kathy an artist working in the mediums of collage and eco-printing. I'm also a rust enthusiast who loves to teach. I enjoy sharing my processes and guiding you along on your creative journey.