You’ll Love This Image Transfer Book If:
- You love to draw fashion but feel intimidated by other fashion drawing books
- You want to create fun fashion collages with step by step instruction
- You want to make fashion art that is fun, elegant, sassy, flirty, sophisticated or plain cute
Add high fashion to your next collage with the exceptional tips and techniques in Collage Couture. Julie Nutting takes you step by step through 22 fashion sketching and collaging projects, showing you her favorite ways to create stylish fashion figures. Learn how to draw stylish dresses and fun fashion silhouettes using scrapbooking paper, newsprint, paints, inks, markers and more. You’ll also discover new ways to bring fashion into your studio and unleash your girly-girl side in your creative space.
Follow along from start to finish as Julie describes her proven approaches to how to draw eyes, lips, faces, hair and, of course, fashion! Featured fashion collage projects include collages on canvas, shadowbox art and much more. These projects also make great gifts! Learn how to sketch fashion that is flirty and fantastic.
In Collage Couture You’ll Learn:
- How to complete 22 fashion sketching & mixed media projects from start to finish
- How to up your creative fun by transforming your studio. Add flowers, antique items and even dress up yourself
- Tips and techniques for how to draw eyes, lips, hair, outfits, textures backgrounds and much more. Create fashion sketches and silhouettes
Check Out This Excerpt From Collage Couture:
Folds and Ruffles
The folds of my skirts and dresses create both interest and depth. Each fold should use a different patterned paper than the fold next to it. If the piece is small, I sometimes make the skirt using only one pattern. Remember, there are no hard rules for collage, so do what you want! Keep in mind that the center front of the skirt will always be the last piece to be glued down, and the other pieces will extend from under it.
I won’t lie to you about ruffles. They are more complicated to work with, but oh-so worth it! Who wouldn’t want a floral skirt with an eyelet ruffle peeking out? I have even created rows and rows of ruffles on a skirt to look like many layers of petticoats. Yes, it made me crazy as I pieced it together, but the end result was breathtaking. In the project Princess of Hearts (see page 80), the illusion of a ruffle is made with punched-out paper hearts, which is a very easy way to achieve a ruffly look.
1 Sketch a dress onto tracing paper. If the dress will be worn by a figure, the outfit’s proportions should be based on the size of the figure. Every solid line in your sketch represents a cut line for a separate piece in the collage.2
Place the tracing paper over the first piece of patterned paper you have selected. Cut the middle fold of the skirt or dress.
3 Continue cutting each fold using a different patterned paper. When you cut these pieces, it is important to leave a small allowance of patterned paper extending past the cut line for layering purposes.
A Word From the Author:
"This book will teach you how to create fabulous fashions and how to find your inner girly-girl. There are many projects to choose from: mixed-media art to hang on the walls, sweet art books to journal inside, and paper dolls to share with the special girl in your life. I use simple materials that are easy to find in any craft store. I love the process of hand-cutting a butterfly instead of using a die-cut machine. If I can’t find the right stamp, I carve my own." — Julie Nutting Check out this free excerpt from Collage Couture: Learn the basics of sketching colorful skirts, tops and dresses using a paper and pencil!
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