Recently in the last few months, I have been learning new self-taught techniques to rehash damaged vintage purses and jackets. I wipe off with the rag with acetone and that seals the paint on the material. Vinyl, leather, and imitation leatherwork really well and I simply sand the shiny material off lightly. Then I drip paint my design and blow-dry to cause the paint to drip into different shapes and colors. Once I finish a layer and it completely dries on the purse or jacket. The metallic makes an amazing effect and reflects many colors. You can do simple layers or very complicated layers. The items below have more than 10 layers each. I like to combine colors and see what the acetone will do once rubbed off. With the Jean and cloth materials, the same process follows with an exception for the sandpaper. More acetone can be used if there are more layers to thin the paint to the cloth. As seen on the Jean jacket below.
The main purpose of designing this line is to discover new ways of art to expand my art portfolio and also as my collages have resourced a lot of damaged material that would have been thrown away I really enjoy transforming anything into something that someone can look at and view a piece in a different perspective.
I am making a vintage jacket and purse collection for winter and spring. I will be continuing my collages at the same time with a car and sex series to be published in the next 6 months.
Any news since September’s Publish? I have my art displayed in Easton Wine project an amazing place where art is viewed by many people and there is a lot of buzz around the collages. I am working on an event to meet the artist soon where I can meet clients and explain my collage process. I have a picture below of the paintings in the space. We loved the article from Art Reveal and enjoy the magazine and I want to Thank You again for your amazing contribution to the society of art!