Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fashion, Turn of the Century - Series #1

Fashion Series #1


I found some wonderful fashion drawings from 1895 to 1905 online.  There must be hundreds of them.  The drawings have sparked a series of seven ATCs and postcards.  The background appears to be a blown up wing of a butterfly.  However, it is a scan from a journal I created for a friend to hold her ATCs.  I found some wonderful rub off butterflies online and here you have the piece created with three simple steps.  I have layered tar gel over the completed ATC which has made it shiny and has enhanced the colors.  This piece actually appears to be a digital work but it is all cut, paste, and rub.  The others in the series will make their blog debut over the next month or so.

7 comments:

Connie Rose said...

I love the simplicity of this, also the muted colorway.

Roberta said...

Love this piece. Very different for you!

apaperbear said...

This does have a different feel.

Catherine Redmayne said...

Is it Erte, or a follower of his? The right arm with the fan looks 'added' - did you play with the design of the piece? Anyway I love the background design. (Unusual use of tar gel which I can't get on with at all!)

john said...

The fashion ephemera comes from L'Art Et Ca Mode from 1895 to 1905. I have quite a collection them.

tgarrett said...

Wonderful composition John and I love the color.

irene said...

i love these new color palates you used here. i can see how you were inspired by this image