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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Mixed Media dress

Do I like getting messy... you betcha... the messier the better... it's the cleaning up I don't like.  I haven't taken part in Margarets Dress it up challenge for ages... despite the best laid plans... I get sooooo sidetracked :D  There are just sooooo many things I want to do and try that there just aren't enough hours in the day!! 

I love sloshing paint around and made a background using acrylic paint... pva glue... watercolour paint and inks. Placing the colour randomly on the sheet along with the glue.  Then I bubbled it with a heat gun... it's really cool doing that... magic before your eyes... just love the texture it creates.  I then just cut out the dress shape from the piece I painted and shaped it a little so it didn't look flat.


I just adore Autumn colours so I think this is gonna be one of my most favourite of the dresses I've done :D
To see the other dresses for October go here.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs
Chris xx

20 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Chris Love those colours sounds like you had fun creating this, gorgeous.
Chris x

Jo said...

Gorgeous dress, Chris! And it is sooooo autumnally (is that a word?!). Love the bubbling - I'll have to have a go at that too.

Jo
x

Carole said...

lovely dress wonder if it's my size :) great colours xx

Halle said...

Great color and texture on this dress!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not only do I LOVE this dress, Chris, I also love the texture. I may just have to try this technique which is totally new to me. Good to see you back playing with dresses, too.

Sandy said...

Oh wow what an amazing dress.
Absolutely stunning structure. Love it.

Electra said...

This is stunning-I love the texture you've created-Thanks for telling us how you've done it!

bad penny said...

Great colours & textures

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous - just my colours - shame it won't fit! Love the texture x

Margaret said...

Super texture Chris!! and all that with PVA! very clever. Love the intensity of the colour, a fab autumn dress! Mx

Sherry said...

Fabulous dress - great colours and textures, and the main thing - it sounded like a lot of fun making it!

Karen said...

How come when I try this technique I end up with a mess & you end up with a stunning effect????? This is just gorgeous my friend XXX

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

The colors are gorgeous and I really love the texture of the dress! Really beautiful.
Angela

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is beautiful Chris.

Gini said...

So glad you've joined in again!
Beautiful slinky dress Chris, just perfect for an autumn walk in the park and then huge frothy capochino and something chocolaty!
Gini
xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I tried this technique yesterday, Chris. For the life of me, I couldn't get my paper to look anything like yours. It bubbled, but just went flat again when the heat was turned off it. I varied the amount of paint I used on the paper, then varied the glue, then tried all kinds of glue/paint combinations. Nothing came close to your results.

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Hello Chris!
Love the texture and colors of your pretty October dress! It's clear you had fun with it :)
I am finally playing along too
Happy Fall Dearie!
oxo

Dawn said...

Hiya Chris
How you doing?
Love your rustic dress, sounds like a great technique..

Hugs
Dawn

Sandy Ang said...

Wow - it's dress art !

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a wonderful technique! And it has resulted in such a gorgeous gown! Great dress.