Thursday, May 31, 2012

TransParent Trap

Ready for some color theory?  Here's my "Transparency Dress!"

Photo by Megan Marcoux
Hair and Makeup - Natalie Briles
Model - Nabeela Najjar

The inspiration for this dress is the Josef Albers theory of Color Transparency.  Two "parent" colors look like they are transparent because of the middle-mixture block of color between them.

I designed this feather pattern, then *carefully* mixed the specific pigments. The colors had to be exactly right or the transparency illusion wouldn't work! 

I silkscreen printed the pattern onto a white, jersey vintage dress, which I altered into a racerback top.

Touching-up an area by hand.

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