Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art

By Julie Nutting

Play dress-up along with your art!

college hasn't ever been so trendy! In Collage Couture you are going to how you can comic strip model figures, create trendy attire from patterned paper and follow various textured backgrounds on your university items. With kinds starting from lovable to dependent and candy to classy, those mixed-media tasks will delivery your paintings from the studio to the runway!

Collage Couture features:

  • 22 super-pretty initiatives, from collages on canvas to framed shadowbox paintings to presents on your fashionista. Play along with your materials—paper, paints, ink and markets—to create items you may be chuffed to demonstrate and share.
  • Illustrations and straightforward guideline for developing style sketches and silhouettes. and do not fail to remember the main points: tips on how to upload eyes, lips, hair and, in fact, clothing!
  • Tips and suggestion on atmosphere the temper on your studio, from bettering your paintings house with flora and china to donning a tiara as your paintings! Why no longer suppose as beautiful as your art?

Indulge your internal girly-girl with Collage Couture!

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Complementary colour schemes are interesting to paintings with. are you able to think a plum gown with lemon-yellow accents? colour offerings could be a bit overwhelming occasionally. Scrapbook paper brands make it really easy to paintings with colour. every thing is made to coordinate; all you want to do is select! I wish to mix'n'match my paper offerings so the layout is really mine. no matter if you utilize coordinating papers or your personal combine, your middle will sing on the correct selection! There also are a few principles to stick to concerning styles. whilst i select styles for my initiatives, I often persist with the foundations of inside layout. whilst opting for styles for a room, commonly we are going to pick out a large-scale print or floral, a small-scale print or floral, and a stripe, plaid or polka dot to compare the chosen reliable colour. reflect on a suite of bedding. A floral comforter could have a striped development at the opposite part with small polka-dot or plaid piping. Designing your paintings will paintings the exact same approach. this can be additionally how the scrapbook paper businesses layout their strains. you've got plenty of styles to select from; it’s only a topic of selecting the fitting proportions to your detailed combine. atmosphere the temper Make your self an appletini and rim your glass with hot-pink sugar. costume up your ice cubes with purple rose petals and lavender blossoms, after which upload them to gleaming water. Be bold … colour your lemonade blue! surroundings the temper There’s little need to draw back from colour on your studio or paintings area! encompass your self along with your favourite shades. Stash provides in packing containers or baskets that scream colour. cling a spice rack and fill the glass bottles with colourful buttons, plants and different gildings. preserve a wide field of crayons on exhibit and use it whilst trying to find the ideal colour accessory. FOLDS AND RUFFLES The folds of my skirts and clothes create either curiosity and intensity. each one fold should still use a special patterned paper than the fold subsequent to it. If the piece is small, I occasionally make the skirt utilizing just one trend. have in mind, there are not any demanding ideas for college, so do what you will have! remember that the guts entrance of the skirt will consistently be the final piece to be glued down, and the opposite items will expand from below it. I won’t misinform you approximately ruffles. they're extra advanced to paintings with, yet oh-so worthy it! Who wouldn’t desire a floral skirt with an eyelet ruffle peeking out? i've got even created rows and rows of ruffles on a skirt to seem like many layers of petticoats. convinced, it made me loopy as I pieced it jointly, however the final result used to be breathtaking. within the venture Princess of Hearts (see web page 80), the appearance of a ruffle is made with punched-out paper hearts, that's a very simple strategy to in attaining a ruffly glance. 1 cartoon a costume onto tracing paper. If the costume may be worn by way of a determine, the outfit’s proportions may be in line with the scale of the determine. each sturdy line on your comic strip represents a lower line for a separate piece within the university. 2 position the tracing paper over the 1st piece of patterned paper you could have chosen.

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