This post is probably going to be the first in a series.
So, I'm incorporating paper into my artwork. I sew. My mother sewed. And so on. I have a small collection of sewing bits and pieces.
I used to make my own clothes. Probably the worst sewing experiences of my life. And I actually wore those "garments". In public. Sorry if I offended anyone.
Several months ago, I cleaned out my studio. I was quite thorough. I threw all of my sewing patterns away.
Today, having a couple of creative moments, I decided I would cut up some of these patterns and apply acrylic medium to them to prepare them to be included in future artwork.
Can't do that if they're no longer there.
Now, I'm cruising Etsy to find a handful of inexpensive dress patterns I can cut up.
Fool that I am.
p.s. Thanks to those of you who gave advice on non-smearing printouts. I purchased a highly flammable, potentially deadly can of spray varnish today. I will apply this first and then follow up with acrylic medium. If I am not dead from the fumes. Or flames.