Art · Collage

Colour Plunge

This is week 5 of a collage project I’m doing with my sister Carolyn, we’re following the prompts in The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman. This week’s prompt is colour plunge – create a collage using only different shades of one (or almost one) colour. I did three collages in total…

Vintage Pale Blue - NB
Vintage Pale Blue

The first collage is made up from vintage pale blue papers and some fabric from an erosion bundle….

Prussian Blue - NB
Prussian Blue

This collage is again blue but totally different blues – rich dark Prussian blue tones to this one. The fabrics in this came from my erosion bundles….

Roman Baths - NB
Roman Baths

The last collage is made using vintage pale green papers, with tiny hints of turquoise here and there. I used some erosion bundle papers in this one. There’s a tiny piece of scrim on the left and some vintage cellotape on the right to add extra vintage touches.

All three collages measure 8″ x 8″. They all turned out completely different to how I originally intended them to be but I like them. Next week’s prompt is image pairings – I need to think about this one….

33 thoughts on “Colour Plunge

    1. Thank you Carolynn. I remember, many moons ago, I went on a school trip to visit the Roman baths in Bath, Somerset, UK. And the natural hot spring water was actually that colour I’ve put into my collages….

  1. Beautiful! I like the idea of your “Erosion Bundle.” You sound very organised. I just have a large old pannetone tin that I keep scraps in that I think might be useful for collage. No idea what is in it!

  2. Evelyn, how beautiful each of these is.
    I know I’ve said it before, but I just always love the colors you choose.
    My favorite one here is the second one. It reminds me of my very favorite and most comfy jeans that I have had for probably 20 years.
    Happy day to you, my friend!

  3. Love the vintage feel to these collages, Evelyn. I find them so calming – especially the first and last ones. You have such a way creating the right balance in your compositions. 🎨👍💚

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