Fabric and Mixed Media Collage Vintage Canvas
Fabric and Mixed Media Collage Vintage Canvas
Fabric Collage Vintage Hanging
Fabric Collage Vintage Hanging
Fabric Collage Vintage Hanging
Fabric Collage Vintage Hanging
Fabric Collage Vintage Hanging
Working with both fabric and paper in my collages has been one of the most rewarding types of collage that I have ever done.  It lets me use all the pretty little pieces of fabrics that I have been hoarding for years, with vintage and antique laces, buttons, all kinds of trims and whatever else I have laying around that fits the theme.
For the little "quilties" or wall hangings, I generally start with  cuttings that I take from old quilts that I find at flea markets.Then I stitch on many layers of fabrics and laces.   I also stitch on vintage pictures printed onto inkjet fabric sheets.   Often I  use muslin that I stamp  with Stazon inks.   Lastly, I add  any other embellishments to get the look  I am after.  The layers are all stitched on the sewing machine.  Sometimes I even follow with some needle feltingto add more texture.
 
For the collages on gallery wrapped canvas, I start by gluing different papers to the canvas itself.  Then separately, I "build" the fabric partsof the collage.  I stitch together various fabrics (always checking to see how they will fit onto the canvas), laces, organza, cheeseclothand many other textures.  Most have to be colorized  with different paints and inks to coordinate with the papers and other fabrics.  Like the"quilties" I also stitch on the images which have been printed onto inkjet fabric sheets.  The fabric collage is then glued onto the canvasusing a fabric glue.  Lastly, I gather up all kinds of different embellishments to finish off the piece.  I paint the sides of the canvas with a coordinating acrylic paint.

Glenda Bailey      Jan 2009
For more of Glenda's work check out her

Blog
and
ESTY Shop her work for sale
Fabric Collage Vintage Heart
Fabric Collage Vintage Heart
Fabric Collage Vintage Heart
Fabric Collage Vintage Heart
Fabric Collage Vintage Hanging
Free Counters