111 – Templates and Logical Layering
Freezer paper templates serve as a way of getting the shapes and sizes mostly correct, although sometimes I vary from them as I choose and cut fabric. If I suspect that I might need several trials to get the color right, I cut a few templates for that area as it’s easier to do similar tasks at the same time.
I mark areas of overlap with a dotted line. It helps the believability factor in collage to have logical layering – pants appear on top of the leg and under the shirt. I also try to consider how to minimize the number of tiny pieces – for example, I might cut the entire person out of flesh tone and then add the bits of clothing. Kind of like paper dolls!Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest