17. Feb, 2021

Faces in Fabric Collage

Valeie Wilson's Technique makes getting the values in the faces quite simple. With a rigid plastic overlay the various shades from the posterisation are drawn on the plastic. Tracing paper is used to the traces the various shapes and each shape is cut out of fabric that has had mistyfuse/onddweb applied to the reverse. As you are working from the top of the photograph there is no need to reverse the pieces. Each piece is thn applied to the posterised template under the plastic so working from those layers which are "underneath the image is built up. I kept a copy of the posterised image alongside of me as I worked. Here is the beginning of that process. It is time consuming but quite easy to achieve