Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art

Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art

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By (author) Julie Nutting

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  • Publisher: NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 8mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 24 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 1440308314
  • ISBN 13: 9781440308314
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations, 15 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 18,430

Product description

Play dress-up with your art! Collage has never been so fashionable! In Collage Couture you'll learn how to sketch fashion figures, create stylish dresses from patterned paper and apply a variety of textured backgrounds to your collage pieces. With styles ranging from cute to elegant and sweet to sophisticated, these mixed-media projects will transport your art from the studio to the runway! Collage Couture features:*22 super-pretty projects, from collages on canvas to framed shadowbox art to gifts for your fashionista. Play with your materials-paper, paints, ink and markets-to create pieces you'll be happy to display and share. * Illustrations and easy instruction for creating fashion sketches and silhouettes. And don't forget the details: learn how to add eyes, lips, hair and, of course, clothing! * Tips and advice on setting the mood in your studio, from enhancing your art space with flowers and china to wearing a tiara as your work! Why not feel as pretty as your art? Indulge your inner girly-girl with Collage Couture!

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Author information

Julie Nutting is a mixed-media artist with a degree in fashion design. Her work has been featured in several issues of Somerset Studio, including the cover of the winter 2008 issue of Somerset Studio Gallery. Julie currently teaches workshops at the Fontana Art Center and has been selling her work through Etsy for just over a year.

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By liberal sprinkles 16 Aug 2011 5

This is the cutest book ever! I'm totally not a girly person but I really had to study this book in detail when I saw it. The girly collage creations are so gorgeous! I enjoyed admiring all of them.

I love the author's fashion and writing styles, the instructions are clear and so nicely illustrated with color photos. I'm not real good at drawing so I also appreciated the basic lessons in drawing body shapes, poses and parts of the body like the eyes and lips.

I found this an interestingly unusual book on collage and mixed media craft projects, the fashion angle is so fun and creative!

By julie short 23 Jun 2011 5

I was excited when Collage Couture arrived. One quick glance through Julie Nuttle's book and I was delighted.

The author writes in a warm style, encouraging the reader to rake her ideas and run with them. There are clear instructions which would enable you to do exactly that. However for me, it is the illustrations and the small and delightful details that are making me pick this book up, flip again to a page, grab some art materials and create.

As a totalyl non- confident drawer the use of gridded anatomical drawings makes me think that I could be successful at drawing my own couture figures. I think, I could certainly have some fun. That to me. is what a terrific mixed media book should be. An idea generating source of fun!

After a number of readings of this terrific book my only complaint is I can't get enough time to try out the ideas that have filled my imagination. I will be looking forward to seeing what Julie Nutting does next.