Blog 8

Posted by Julie Jennings on 10/25/2016 to Education
Hi Everyone

With this blog I want to demonstrate how using the same art can create different looks with just a few changes.
The art I will use is one I painted on China silk 10mm and I used dye thickener to hold the color in place.

Each flower was painted individually and placed into the design with Photoshop.
When the flowers and leaves are separated it makes it easier to arrange and to re- color,
which gives me the freedom I like when I apply the design to different garments.

I softened the look for this fabric, which is printed on a texture, I felt
it helped reduce the noise of too much going on in one garment.
For this dress the design needed to be a bit stronger to hold up
with a blue tint background. The crème flowers have more contrast and the
stalks at the top of the design are a lot more intensified. The scale is smaller
and there are actually two layers of the design, stacked.

For this T- shirt on a darker blue, the design is de-saturated and the
pink is removed, I gave it more of a monochromatic look. The intensity is still
there but reduced the noise of too many colors to fit better with the shirt.

Someday, when the time is right, I want to design dresses like this.
For now I dare to dream with illustrations. The same print layered and
blended to look like an all over print fading to the soft pink to white
of the skirt of the dress. These colors are the original colors that I painted,
I love the pinks, purples combined with olive greens, touches of blue.

I have the idea to add more of a Renaissance / scroll type of motifs to this breaking up the design some. I am still playing with the design
and will finish it when it "hits" me.

Until then,
Love your Art,




Patricia russell
Date: 10/25/2016
Very nice
Date: 10/28/2016 6:27:00 PM
Thank you Patricia!
Betsy Foppe
Date: 10/26/2016
Date: 10/28/2016 6:30:00 PM
thanks Bets!!
Patricia Pope
Date: 10/26/2016
Beautiful design, Julie..I love the way you have adapted it to so many garments..and how it looks like a totally new design in monochromatic. Thanks for sharing. Patricia
Date: 10/28/2016 6:29:00 PM
Thank you for your comment, I hope that I can offer some insight into the many nuisances of the design process.
Bob Heald
Date: 10/29/2016
Very creative! Great work.
Kim Swindall
Date: 11/5/2016
I love this fabric!! It's gorgeous. Your dress of the future is just amazing!!! Why wait when you have the vision now? Go for it!!!

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