Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dear Diary 2014 - Week 1

Week 1,  30.12.13 to 5.1.14


Week 1, V&A image is "Mantua and petticoat, brocaded with silver-gilt thread, made in England,1755 -60 of French silk, 1753-50.

The colour Gold is the element of this image that I chose to be my focus point, After a bit of study on the colour Gold, I found some interesting information.
Gold is a cousin to yellow, and shares many of the attributes of yellow.  It is a warm color that can be bright and cheerful as well as somber and traditional.

Because gold is a precious metal, the color gold is associated with wealth and prosperity.
It is the color of riches and extravagance. By adding a small amount of metallic gold to a project, it can give a special, rich touch. Bright gold catches the eye while darker subdued shades of gold lend richness and warmth.

A couple of well-known phrases associated with gold are:
·         Good as gold - valuable, positive
·         Solid gold - superior, outstanding, best of the best
·         Gold standard - the best, a measure of quality, excellence
·         Golden child/boy - favored person

Using this image as inspiration, I have worked two mini outfits that that have picked up the light and darker gold from the V&A image of the white and gold gown.

Dear Diary 2014 - Week 1,  30.12.13 to 5.1.14
The materials I engaged to create the two mini outfits are:
·         Wire edged ribbon
·         dupion sild
·         gold braid
·         organza bag

The steps I took to create the two mini outfits are;
Dark Gold dress.,   {right}
I have pleated the dupion silk to form a skirt, attached wire edged ribbon for the bodice and placed the gold braid on the join as a belt.

Light Gold dress.,    {left}
I have attached a fine / thin gold glittery ribbon to the organza gold bag. The organza bag has been gathered in and the thick gold braid wrapped around to form the bodice.

1 comment:

  1. I love what you are doing with this diary Cherie. Each page will hold special meaning for you....