Raquel Alves Mixed Media Art

I just received the September issue of Sew magazine (UK) because I am featured in it on page 49 (see it here) thanks to the lovely Nikki. Yay! I've never been in a sewing magazine outside of Selvedge before, so it's an exciting new group of readers to be introduced to. While reading the issue I discovered a collage artist who uses photographs, paint and textiles for her mixed media work and I just have to share her creative mixing... Her name is Raquel Alves and she lives in London.

Raquel J.Alves

I'd love to see more of Raquel's work because I found little of it online, but what I did see looks very nice... I think she has a good thing going here by combining all of her favorite techniques into a single piece - photography, then paper, fabric and finally stitch work. It's inspiring to see people who experiment with new combination's and who break their own rule book. It's one of the things I love to see the most -- creative exploration.

(images: raquel alves)