Wednesday, 20 July 2011

couture collage canvas


My friend Hilda gave me some back numbers of Somerset studio magazines. In one of them was an article by Julie Nutting who created the most amazing couture collage. I googled Julie and discoverd she has a book out of the same name. I duly bought it and was blown away. Julie takes you through stages of creating her girls, drawing, cutting and decoupaging them and their clothes.she also teaches you how to do the collaged backgrounds. After practising drawing the leggy beauties I gave uo trying to design my own and so traced my girl, then copied her on my printer, cut her out from text paper. I did her clothes the same way. After applying my scraps of scrap book papers, I painted on some Gesso, I also painted the edges with a mixture of raw umber and Gesso, then, stamped the background with pink flowers but it looked a bit too splodgy, so I sponged over them and stencilled white daisies instea. The pink still shows through but I think gives it added interest. I doodled more flowers with the finest black Pitt artist pen I had. I adhered my girl to the collaged background, decoupaged her clothes and held my breath while painted her hair and shoes. I then added a hairband and one of Zorana's little birds which I printed of the computer. Hope you like. Thanks for visiting,
hugs Joy xx

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crafty creations said...

Absolutely amazing Joy - love love love it - the background is fabulous and the girl beautiful - very well done you xx Hilda

Von said...

Very well done Joy it's a fabulous canvas :)
Von x

Shairon said...

Gorgeous girl, Joy! Well done! xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Joy she's fantastic as is your whole canvass
Well done! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Joy Wow! This is truly fabulous. You can tell from reading your post you really enjoyed making this. Thanks for sharing the info on the book.
Regards Florence x

Janet Baldwin said...

This looks great Joy - well done you!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, this is amazing :-) Very, very nice work, lovely collage.

Lesley said...

I love this. The background gives it such depth and the colours are so gorgeous.x