Since my inspirations come from so many places I decided to do a series on just that – INSPIRATION. So this first Post is on an inspiration I have used many times…peacock feathers. Be sure to check back for more posts on Inspirations, from organic to architectural to automotive.
From my love of Art Nouveau to my many visits to the LA Arboretum where peacocks abound, I have come to appreciate the color, pattern and elegant form language of this elegant bird.
This coat is a hand pleated organza coat that I am now hand painting bottom borders on. I use metallic textile paint for the peacock feathers at the hem and also the painted ridges of the pleats. The template is a laser print (which is waterproof), with a clear plastic protector over the top.
The images below show the black line template under the organza. I need to lift the fabric up to paint so it doesn’t stick to the template and distort the paint.