Friday, 30 November 2012
Challenge of Colour reveal
Welcome! I’m a little late to the party today. I’m actually waiting for the sun to come up enough for me to take some pictures to share what I created for the challenge. This is the third challenge I’ve joined Erin for, and it’s very exciting that she had Brandi join in as a hostess this round. What a team! I knew I was going to love working from this challenge starting point, satellite photos from the United States Geological Service that Brandi palettified. I can’t wait to hop around and see each of the palettes. Here is my starting point
Normally I would do a little research about lake Amadeus, but I can tell you I didn’t know off the top of my head where it was and I decided to keep it that way. With this challenge all about the colour I opted to look no further than the image in front of me.
I work with polymer, so the starting point for me with something like this is to mix up a bunch of colours and see what comes of it. The only real plan I had was to experiment with some techniques and create a sheet of polymer similar to the picture. In progress the acid green was a lot brighter, but as I worked that intensity got a bit turned down as the stretching of the process thins the polymer and the darker shades beneath change the colour.
I love exploring polymer like draping fabric. I take a thin sheet in my hands and fold and ruffle until I’m happy. I think I made a mermaid to swim in this lake!
When I was done with this long look on leather, all the parts knotted together I thought it might be fun for it to do double duty and be worn short too.
Now she looks a little bit more like she is swimming. Of course if I had this plan all along I would have a neater connection for that little swirl of wire acting as a hook clasp. I think I will go back with more polymer and beef it up a bit.
I’ll update with some more details later, just posting on my lunch break now.
I can’t wait to see what everyone else has come up with!
Kris Auderer Chrizette Bayman Lori Bowring Michaud Courtney Breul Lynsey Brooks
Stephanie Buss Iveth Caruso
Cece Cormier Lori Dorrington
Gloria Ferrer Cherrie Fick
Sue Kennedy Ema Kilroy
Mary K McGraw
Shelley Graham Turner