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Tulle is most commonly used for veils, wedding gowns, and ballet tutus. Now you’ll see it used as ‘paint’. Artist Benjamin Shine likes to ‘paint with fabric’, particularly tulle netting. He says;

The idea of ‘painting with fabric’ led to the development of this technique where the portrait image is created through the intricate pleating and pressing of a single length of tulle fabric.

The technique aims to utilise the transluscent qualities of the tulle fabric to generate various gradients, tones and textures.

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More of Benjamin Shine’s portfolio on his website.

 

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