Friday, July 29, 2011

How Do You Do That?

A fellow blogger recently asked about the dresses that are in the Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, specifically about the patterns, dress patterns, and if the dresses are wearable.

Re my process, I use actual dress patterns, 2 per dress, purchased from a fabric store adhered to vinyl with any medium of choice. My preference is Liquitex Matt Medium, but there are a bazillion others to choose from.

The patterns on the dress patterns (that is a difficult one to figure out, yes?) are achieved in a multitude of ways depending on what my direction is for that specific piece.

Both Clowning Around and Lemon Drop have paint, graphite, and charcoal. Tuitti Fruitti is collaged tissue paper.

And no, those specific dresses are not wearable. Though I have worn a skirt made from this material for openings I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody. And I would never subject any kid to that torture. It is made out of vinyl, which does not breathe. Which means it is very hot. And the fabric doesn’t bend, so standing is the only option.

I hope this helps. And I hope you have a creative day.

Clowning Around, 2010
Kim Radatz

Lemon Drop, 2010
Kim Radatz
Tuitti Fruitti, 2010
Kim Radatz


Createology said...

I saw your little dresses in my CPS mag and fell in love with them. Your creativity is amazing. Thank you for sharing your technique. Sunshine Summer Smiles...

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

They're all so airy. Doesn't matter if you can't wear 'em...looking at 'em makes me think of twirling in a big open field!

Kim Radatz said...

I LOVE your description-you might have inspired a new piece. Thank you.

Kim Radatz said...

Ms. C,
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And may your August be amazing too.