Today I’m creating an art journal piece using a technique for making textured paper which I learned from Gillian Cox. When I asked her permission to use the technique she was happy to share – I think that’s pretty awesome. As soon as I saw the paper created by the technique – which Gillian uses as layers in her mixed media art – it made me think of crumpled fabric and so this piece was born.
Once you’ve made the paper creating a dress is easy. You can either draw it (from your imagination or a reference), use transfer paper to copy the dress to your paper, or cut a dress out a magazine and use that as a template. Whatever your drawing skill level you’re going to come out with something that looks good. And you can use this paper & transfer/template for all kinds of other things.
Here’s the video (It’s short but hopefully sweet!):
- Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Inks – Prussian Blue, Purple Lake, Turquoise & Dutch Blue Pearlescent
- Spray Bottle (I used mini misters but any will do)
- Photocopy paper (thin & white)
- Big Paint Brush
- Magazine picture of a dress for reference (if needed) – I like long dresses (folds & no legs!) and pictures with just one hand showing to make it easier to draw
- Transfer Paper or Tracing Paper
- Golden – Gel Medium
- Tombow Pens – to match the inks you use
- Pencil to draw details
As always, I’d love to see your dresses so do share on the Lulu Art & Friends facebook page. To keep in touch with what I’m doing you can follow my blog or like my facebook page. You can also follow my ‘Dresses for Art’ Pinterest board.