Here is a recently finished piece. I know these darling children, so the pleasure of working on this fabric collage was doubled. I tried to capture their joyful smiles
I had the most fun with the girl's hair. I used several different fabrics to explore the play of light on her hair. If you look closely, you will see 6 individual fabrics just on the hair. You can achieve a greater amount of depth when you use more fabrics of different values.
Here is a very short clip of part of the progression of this piece. At one point, I decided I did not like the fabrics I had chosen for the face and began again. The tools I use the most are tweezers, a ruler and small, very sharp scissors.
Quite a bit more tweaking was needed to get to the finished version, but at the end of the clip you begin to see the direction I am headed