Before I begin I want to point out my lovely new logo. I am so excited about the logo that I visited my own blog about 100 times yesterday just to admire it. The very talented Knitterella created it for me. She also helped this Photoshop challenged girl get the logo over the banner photos and applied a few masterful tricks to make them pop. You can see more of Knitterella's graphic design work here and her fabulous knitting and crochet themed stationary products here. Thank you Jill!!!
You may remember that Sofie has a thing for creating garments with newspapers and magazines . So when the opportunity came to create a project of her choice in art class she knew just what she would do.
Sofie draped the fabric on the dress form that my mom gave her for her birthday a year or so ago. Her favorite way to work lately has been to drape, pin, cut and sew her designs using the dress form. Occasionally she uses bits and pieces of commercial patterns, but mostly she creates her own. It took her a lot of trial and error to find the right way to transfer newsprint to fabric. I'm not sure how she ultimately succeeded. It was a technique that her HS art teacher taught her. The fabric is a little stiffer than she would have liked, but she designed the dress with very simple lines knowing this. Since it was created as an art piece rather than true apparel the dress isn't something she will actually wear out.
Once the newsprint was transferred onto the dress she used acrylic washes to add color.
The dress was on display at the high school for several weeks. She finally brought it home yesterday. Of course we had to get out right away and photograph it. And Sofie being Sofie the dress had to be modeled with a great pair of shoes.
All photo credits go to Sofie's twin, Isabella.