Capture childhood memories using a simple fabric silhouette technique from author and illustrator Sujean Rim, inspired by her book "Birdie's Big-Girl Dress."
Tools and Materials
- Clothing templates
- Color photocopier (or scanner and color printer)
- Tape or stapler and staples
- Iron (optional)
- Iron-on adhesive paper (optional)
- Craft knife or small scissors
- Heavyweight paper
- Double-sided tape
- White pencil
Memory Artwork How-To:
- Download and print out templates.
- Create paper “fabric” by photocopying in color (or scanning and printing in color) desired pieces of clothing.
- Using tape or stapler, attach desired template to paper “fabric,” being sure to tape or staple outside of template outline. (Tip: If working with actual fabric, use an iron to attach adhesive paper to back of fabric before tracing and cutting.)
- Using a craft knife or small scissors, cut out shape.
- Arrange various clothing shapes as desired on a piece of heavyweight paper cut to fit desired frame.
- Secure shapes to paper with double-sided tape and add names, dates and other information concerning each clothing piece using a white pencil. (Tip: If using adhesive backed fabric, remove paper backing before taping down.)
- Place artwork in frame and secure into place.
Double-sided tape roller available from Martha Stewart Crafts. Iron-on adhesive by Heat-n-Bond available from your local crafts or fabric supply store. Jude's baby clothes from Estella.