Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Auditioning paints (can you audition paint?)

Creatively things have stalled a tad - or rather, creative activities are going on, but there is not much to show for them just at the moment.

But before I deal with that a quick look at some work that Daughter No 1 has been doing - a stunning little family of cloth dolls.




These are very cute and rather charming.

She does not have an Etsy shop running yet, but when she does I will let you all know.

In my own creative world I am trying to get all my ducks in a row for 'Dislocation', the 2014 Festival of Quilts Contemporary Quilt Group challenge.

Some while ago I sorted out the image I will be using and today I auditioned the paints!









Dislocation is going to be more of the traditional quilt rather than a framed embroidery. But, if you stop by my blog regularly, you will know that I tend not to be what you would call a traditional quilter.  So you won't be surprised to learn that I will be using tissue as the substrate for the quilt.  And I need to colour the tissue.

Out came my favourite box of paints - the Fresco Finish Chalk paints I've been telling you so much about lately.  I wanted to work out which paints to use for the background on the tissue paper. 

I took out my sketchbook, marking the pages roughly into 4. Then I took my paints. One group are more acidic in colour. These were Chartreuse, Tango, Yellow Submarine and Limelight. 

The other group are of a more earthy tone - Tikka, Hey Pesto, Hyde Park and Seaweed.

Then I printed out my images on paper and tried them out against the various colours - hence the auditioning. As well as being useful for the blog, though I have only given you a sample here, the photos help make the decision.  I think I kind of know where I am heading with this now, certainly in terms of colour. 

So I will report back soon with progress. 

ps sorry about the way the photos are organised.  I was trying to be helpful here - but think it just looks messy. I will leave it as it is for now and try again on another post! 


6 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued already by your use of tissue. I shall be watching with interest to see how this develops. I havn't decided yet whether to join in with this or not as life may be about to curtail my time for quilting for a while (not me, my hubby may have a health issue to deal with). I've got an idea for dislocation but it will take time to work and I think as usual I've left it a bit late to start.

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    1. I hope you do manage a bit of creative time, but I'll health can be energy and time sapping.

      I will let you know how I get on with the tissue paper.

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  2. Quilting with tissue sounds a great idea. I hope to come to FoQ this year - I don't go every year - so maybe I'll see your work there!

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    1. Hopefully, though the work will be juried in so no guarantees that it will be shown. Some of my work will be at Uttoxeter next weekend though.

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  3. Love the girly dolls...you must be very proud of that young lady!

    Have fun with your paints over Easter :-)

    x C

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  4. Thank you. I will let you know how I get on.

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