|Artful Bag Challenge|
"A Bag for the Opera"
Well, I've finished my first Artful Bag Challenge Playing with Paper purse! I had so much fun making this bag! I used scrapbook paper for the body of the bag and then embellished it with ribbon for the fringe, lace (above the fringe), a ribbon rose, a "pearl" for the "closure," and a string of pearls for the strap. Oh, and I painted the "metal" at the top. To see more bags specifically made for this challenge, click HERE to visit Anna at Frosted Petunias. You'll be glad you did!
|Woman With A Pearl Necklace at a Loge 1879|
I decided to design my first purse to coordinate with my January Dress, which I based on Mary Cassatt's Woman With a Pearl Necklace at a Loge. Cassatt, an American, was one of the premier Impressionists. Her paintings are beautiful and many of the subjects are woman and children. In my opinion, they are very feminine.
|Dress Up 2011|
January 2011, Impressionism
"A Dress for the Opera"
For my paper dress, I used pink tissue paper, which I painted with pearlescent fabric paint, a ribbon rose, ribbon for the shoulders and lace, also painted with the pearly paint. I also attached a pearl necklace. The dress is sort of 3D because I pleated the tissue paper in order to give the skirt a bit of fullness.
I can't wait until next month...for both challenges. The Artful Bag Challenge's theme is Altered Art. Another first for me! I haven't decided the February artist theme for Dress Up 2011 ...any suggestions? Who is your favorite artist?