Dip pen and ink illustration of 3 pairs of vintage style scissors
Ink on 210gsm white cartridge paper
42cm x 29.5cm (16 x 11.5 inches) paper size (A3)
By day I am a pattern maker for an Australian fashion house working on contemporary women's clothing brands. This is a dream job for me because I have always loved scissors (strange, I know) so in this drawing I wanted to show how beautiful they can be. Today we are used to seeing them as a mass produced utility item, but in the past they were traditionally hand crafted works of art in their own right.
This drawing features 3 pairs of ornate vintage scissors in a reversible design. The artwork can be hung upside down or on its side in portrait format.
The drawing is made by hand using a vintage style "dip pen" and ink, then layers of transparent ink wash are brushed on to make a watercolour painting effect.
Perfect gift for someone who loves sewing or hairdressing or has a similar interest in collecting antiques or vintage items.
Signed by the Artist in pencil on the back.
1. This artwork is to be sold unframed, framed images are for illustration purposes only.
2. Item will be delivered rolled in a tube, please lay flat overnight under a board or mat with heavy books to flatten before framing.
3. While the inks used are professional grade, colours may fade over time if placed in direct sunlight. Framing with UV protective glass or hanging away from direct sunlight is recommended.
210gsm white cartridge paper, Drawing Ink