Friday, March 18, 2011

Design Focus Friday - Color


Playing with Dye-na-flow paints again, I made the color study above. I mixed each of the colors that I had with all of the other colors. I also started mixing some complementary colors together to see what kind of greys I could achieve. I will be keeping this chart for reference so when I use Dye-na-flow again, I'll be able to mix together with confidence.



Here are the two I did when I had my local group over. I used the differing primaries for each sheet. And I added some black and white for shades and tints. There is so much experimentation you can do with color, isn't there?
 I thought I'd also show you what else I've been doing with color lately. Here is the scarf that I screen printed over oatmeal. I really like how this one turned out. It's a deep orange over a "fall" multicolored scarf which was mainly yellow but also had reds, browns and oranges. This one is going into the shop.
 Here is the screen print through the blue school glue screen. This is after the screen had already been used about 8-9 times. Do you like the mix of colors?
 I probably wouldn't have chosen these colors but Louise was mixing so she picked the colors. This is the screen that was done over loose shredded paper. It is interesting how the colors moved around as I kept moving the screen and adding different colors at different points. I'm not sure what I'll do with this fabric but I'm sure something will come up.
This is my monochromatic hand stitch homework for my recent class. These are all actually green threads although the color is slightly off. I am using chain stitch as a filler. I still have the upper right hand corner to complete. I've been following some of the dye lines on the fabric so it gives it a very organic feel. I'm not sure in which direction this piece will end up. I'll have to decide once it's finished.

That's what I've been doing with color this week. How about you?

3 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I like how you filled in with chain stitch.
Are you using a linen fabric?

Debbie

Vicki W said...

I mix my DyeNaFlow colors too but I should make a chart like that so that I do not always have to do everything "new" each time!

Linda said...

Thanks again Ruth for always sharing your experiments, and the finished product. Love the work you are doing, can't wait to see what happens next with you......LOL. Love the chain stitch sample.