If you haven’t had the chance to pick up the premier issue of Altered Couture, it’s on newsstands NOW. Check out the back page..I am honored to have my funky Collage Unleashed dress adorn the page! Here’s a little insight into the making of my one-of-a-kind collage wearable creation. I was contacted by Duncan Crafts to design a custom art piece for this national ad campaign. So,here’s the evolution of my handmade garment which I started in my studio and completed in my hotel room in Arizona in a little over a week! :) Here’s the process in photos. Look for my technique article in the next issue of Altered Couture.
Inspiration board - a collage in my notebook includes images, color chips and cutous based on LUXE girls theme
Sketches and doodles – Here are a few designs from 14 of the concept sketches I presented
Painting/dying fabric – my kitchen became fabric dying studio J
painted strips collaged onto dress surface
collage graffiti flowers sewn with my Janome 3022
If you are in Austin this weekend, check out the dress in person at the STITCH fashion show!. also come out and play at the Duncan crafts booth...make your VERY own handpainted graffiti style bag!