And I also started a new Art Project: the Gold Wings Dress, and I'll be sharing my materials and my initial set up on that.
This outfit started out as being based around my new YSL scarf but in the end, the scarf didn't work so I just rolled with what did.
The faux leather moto jacket is embroidered and studded - you see how I love my embellishments!
Without the jacket - I was sweaty off and on as I lugged boxes around. Our office is going to a desk-booking system as we prepare to bring back some of our staff (gawd knows when), so guess who gets to clean out what's left?
Masked up and zipped up.
- Hat - Catawumpus, gift from Tammy
- Gloves - Parkhurst
- Silk scarf - Elaine Gold, vintage, Lazy Susan's
- Mask - Lazy Susan's
The embroidered jacket does most of the heavy lifting.
- Belt - Emmanuel, vintage 80s, thrifted
- Earrings - Tania Gleave, Granville Island
- Snake ring - BC Museum Gift Shop, c. 1986
- Spider ring - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1986
Art Project: Gold Wings Dress
I picked this faux leather dress on sale at Dots (here) for $14.99, and I'm going to do some artsy stuff on it.
I decided to do wings on the back, so I looked at a lot of pictures of tattooed angel wings to figure out what I wanted, and what I didn't.
Then I looked at feathers, how to tattoo feathers, and some Zentangle designs.
These are the pens I am using.
I tested them on the inside seam.
Then I took a picture of my back in the dress to see where wings would hit. No point in doing all that work if it won't sit right on my actual shape.
"What are we looking at?"
Bonus: you get to see my striped socks, slippers and leggings (my football-watching outfit).
Since the painty pen "erases" with water, I figured I'd be relatively safe in using it as my sketcher.
Once I'd sketched out the basic lines, I went over it all with the Pilot calligraphy pen.
I used a bunch of Q-Tips and a bit of soapy water to clean up the feathers.
I filled in a little bit along the top, just to see how it looks like against the black, and gave all of the feathers an extra outline, cleaning up the shapes.
And here are all of the feathers outlined, plus one that will be falling off at the bottom.