Hope that you are having a wonderful summer. We have genuinely enjoyed ours!
I have been working on my next fabric line and thought you might be interested in how I mix the colors for my designs. It isn't very fancy, just a styrofoam plate (hate to use styrofoam, but the paint doesn't soak in!) acrylic or gouache paints, plastic wrap and a lot of trial and error!
Most painters know about the plastic wrap trick...If you are new to painting with acrylics and want to save a color that you have mixed, just lay a piece of plastic wrap over it. It will usually not dry out for a couple weeks.
For the last few years, I have had this odd "hoarding" quirk of keeping all of my mixing plates from my fabric lines, paintings and other projects. I laid them out today and WOW, there are quite a few!
Each plate represents a project that I fell in love with while working on! Recognize the colors on any of these plates?
I thought that I would share one of the plates from my group of fabric that will be presented at Fall Quilt Market this year. The quilt underneath it is one that I found AFTER I painted the group and was still in that color "world."
It is from the 1940's or 50's. Isn't it beautiful?
I also wanted to share a quilt that one of my blog friends shared with me!
Mary Jo Spinelli of http://craftersnotebook.blogspot.com
created this fun quilt for her grandchildren out of my "Love U" fabric.
Thanks for sharing Mary Jo!
Have a wonderful August everyone and try to keep cool!