For our continuing altered calendar round robin, i had Z's book to work in. She asked each of us to create pages that show off a NEW technique, using flowers as the theme. You can see what i did last time HERE. I decided to show off various paper weaving techniques. For the first half spread i used a glossy magazine image of a rose bush - cut in straight lines, combined with a rosy coloured textured paper cut in curvy lines. The cool thing about paper weaving is that you can cut the paper anyway you want - and it will fit together! My pictures are not great (too much glare) but you can see the play on print and solid. I added a few flower appliques on the side.
For this spread i used two pages from a museum ad in a magazine featuring tiffany glass style windows. Since i had two large pages, i could show what happens when you mix two SIMILAR images. I cut thin and thick lines in each. It could use some embellishments - some jewels perhaps? to finish it off.
Here i chose two DIFFERENT but patterned floral papers and cut the paper on the diagonal. This looks easy but is really tricky to do - well, it is finicky to say the least. A couple of layered flower petals complete the page.
For the last spread i wanted to try something really challenging - so i chose a traditional flower illustration and a vintage business document. Instead of just cutting the flower page into strips, i cut out each stem, leaf and flower and wove the strips of the document in and around them. I tried to respect the "over/under" process in weaving, but hated to cover up too much of the flowers. Anyway - it came out interesting to say the least!