Herre I am again apologising for my tardiness. I have really been so busy installing a new kitchen and my art/craft work is having to take second place. I thought for this post I would show some altered jigsaw pieces that I have been playing around with. They both have interesting background ( for me!) and are worth making a note of. I shall probably use the techniques again.
This was for a challenge which I never managed to enter; too late!!! the theme was monochrome. I decided on blue as I rather liked the image of the lady from a series of bookmarks on a collage sheet from Kim Newberg. The background was done in two stages. A black tissue paper was layered to the piece to cover the image and this was covered by an open weave blue cloth, almost like fibre-glass I used to use to repair my old bangers when I was younger.
Larger copies of these images are available on my Flickr photostream, if you are interested.
Ok, thanks for your patience but I am now going back to the kitchen cupboards - what a way to spend a lovely sunny bank holiday sunday!
Additional information: The Twitterpatted piece is about 4.5 inches high. The Blue one is 6.5 inches.The first is actually a "double piece" and the second a Floor Puzzle. They are both quite thick childrens' puzzles. Although it is possible to alter much smaller pieces. they do provide creative issues that are not normally a problem on rectangular formats.