New Techniques for Wearable Art: Creative Ideas for Transforming Clothes and Accessories

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Crafters are altering everything -- clothing, shoes, handbags, journals and much more. They start with an existing item -- a cotton jumper or a jean jacket -- and embellish or alter it in a variety of ways to make it something new. "Altered Art" is the newest trend in the art and craft world.

The first section of the book features tips and techniques that show how to do various creative alterations on fabric: ripping, tearing, painting and dyeing, beading, adding images and ...

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Overview


Crafters are altering everything -- clothing, shoes, handbags, journals and much more. They start with an existing item -- a cotton jumper or a jean jacket -- and embellish or alter it in a variety of ways to make it something new. "Altered Art" is the newest trend in the art and craft world.

The first section of the book features tips and techniques that show how to do various creative alterations on fabric: ripping, tearing, painting and dyeing, beading, adding images and letters, and adding hardware such as grommets, snaps, jewels, and more. The second section of the book includes 30 altered clothing and accessory projects the avid crafter can make at home.

Step-by-step photography details the techniques, and large, vibrant color photos of finished projects show off the fashionable projects.

The book is filled with accessible, idea-inspiring projects for people interested in creating their own look.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592530755
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author


RicĀ½ Freeman-Zachery has written for Rubberstampmadness, Belle Armoire, Cat Fancy, Legacy, Personal Journaling, and The Studio and is the author of Stamp Artistry. Her art -- jewelry and dolls, handmade books and bags -- has been featured in galleries and shops around the country. She teaches stamping and art workshops in a variety of media. She lives in Midland, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 10
Section 1 Techniques
Getting Started 12
Ripping and Tearing 14
Mending 18
Color 20
Adding Words and Letters, Pictures, and Photographs 27
Image Transfers 34
Printing Images Directly on Fabric 39
Applique 40
Threads and Fibers 44
Hardware: Grommets, Snaps, and Buttons 48
Sequins and Beads 51
Go to Your Closet! 53
Section 2 Projects
Beginner Projects
Art Studio Apron 56
Bleached Denim Shoes 58
Beaded Applique Dresses 60
Fragment T 62
Autumn Leaf Sandals 64
Postcard Dress 66
Embellished Hat 68
Intermediate Projects
Byzantine T-shirt Dress 70
Words to Live By Jumper 72
Asian Denim Dress and Purse 74
Flea Market Silk Skirt 76
Stamped Silk Scarf 78
Art Doll Dress 80
Journey Dress 82
Collaged Leather Shoes 84
Graceful, Glamorous Gloves 86
Happy Bag with Matching Coin Purse 88
Summertime Dress 90
Elaborate Projects
Salvaged Denim Jacket 92
Animal Fair Denim Dress 94
Tiki Art Jeans 96
Asian Flair Purse 100
Patchwork Bag 102
O, My Heart Journal Skirt 104
Lover's Eyes: Remembrance Vest 106
Cowgirl Shrine Vest 108
Story Dress 110
Haircut Journal Skirt 112
Altered People Coat 114
Empress of the Universe 116
Template 118
Resources 120
Further Reading 122
Contributing Artists 124
About the Author 126
Acknowledgments 128
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