I am delighted to be teaching some digital design classes to start off the new year! In February, I am going to teach a photo collage pillow class. The class is February 2 & 9 in Minneapolis and all of the details are here.
You may not be in to pillows. I get that. Pillows aren’t really my thing either, but I love these two I made as samples. You can use this photo collage for many other fun things once you know how to do it: photo placemats, tote bag, quilts. There are lots of options. So don’t let the “pillow” part of the project stop you from signing up.
One collage is “Chester and Leo” themed. It is all their puppy pictures with a border “kaleidoscope” design made from a photo of someone’s nose. Their names are on the bottom corner.
The other sample is photos from my trip to Italy last year. The border on this one is a detail from a photo of a green door that is tiled so that it makes neat leaf shapes around the outside edge. I know it sounds complicated, but it’s really easy to do and I will show you how to do both the collage and the border designs.
In class we will talk about collecting your photos, putting together a collage that is balanced and works together. We will set it up to print exactly the size we need (it fits on a fat quarter), make a coordinating border print and get our collages uploaded and printed at Spoonflower. I printed mine on super soft faux-suede. I will also show you how to do the simple sewing steps to finish up the pillow and a few other project variations. We will meet one more time to “show and tell” and troubleshoot for your next project. You need a laptop for class but you don’t need to have Photoshop or any other special software. Really! Just a collection of photos and a web browser.
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