Playful Portraiture

Supplies Students to Have:

For making silly postcards

  • 5″ x 7″ postcard base: peltex, stabilizer, muslin, paper
  • Small pile of fabric or colored paper scraps
  • Glue stick, damp cloth to wipe off hands
  • Very sharp, pointy, scissors
  • Optional tweezers for handling small pieces of fabric
  • Optional mirror if you want to make a self portrait

For Learning how to create a pattern by tracing

  • Pencil
  • Black Sharpie (fresh is best)
  • Tracing paper
  • Photo (practice photo provided in PDF handout)
  • Light table or LED Light Box Tracer

For creating a fat-quarter sized fusible appliqué portrait

  • Pattern (11 x 17 practice pattern provided in PDF handout)
  • Baking Parchment
  • More parchment or Silicone press sheet
  • Black sharpie
  • Opaque silver sharpie, or light table and white pencil
  • 1/2 yard Fusible Web (Wonder-Under, Misty-Fuse, Steam-a-Seam not Heat ‘n Bond)
  • Scraps of solid white and black fabric
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Sharp pointy scissors
  • Fat-Quarter of fabric for “skin” (be wild and creative! Lyric can help you choose in class)
  • Scraps that are a little darker than your skin fabric
  • Various other scraps that might work for hair and shadows and eyes
  • Fabric for background (can be chosen after face is finished)