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Dried paint film clothing

Madeleine created Resene paint films that were then cut and crafted into clothing.

It’s a common enough experience to end up covered in blobs of paint after a good day painting, but quite a different undertaking to purposefully design and make clothing out of dried paint. But that’s exactly the task that Madeleine Harman undertook as part of her Whitecliffe Design course studies.

Clothing made out of dry paint

Using predominantly Resene Lumbersider in a wide range of Resene colours, including favourite hues Resene Wafer (pink biscuit), Resene Sour Dough (beiged neutral) and Resene Cashmere (dusty coral pink), Madeleine created Resene paint films that were then cut and crafted into clothing. To complete the look the shoes were also dunked into the paint for a top to toe matching ensemble.

Made as they are from waterborne paint, the finished paint films are quite elastic, enabling the model to move around freely while dressed in paint.

Designer: Madeleine Harman
From the Resene News – issue 1/2012

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