Saturday, 11 November 2017

Module One ‘Making Your Mark’ Chapter 5 Addendum

Colour Study

Observe Colour Scheme

As I progressed through chapters 6 to 9 I concentrated my mind on finding a good colour scheme with which to move forward. I was drawn towards the earthy yellowy mustards and greens contrasted by shades of magenta which presented themselves during the fabric dyeing exercise in chapter 6. The Procion dyed magenta, light magenta, lime green and green coupled with the pomegranate dyed yellowy mustards offered a range of hues and tonal values. I decided that this would be my chosen colour scheme. To supplement the hand dyed fabrics I found a range of fabrics and threads from the dyeing exercises in my certificate course as well as a number of bought fabrics, yarns and threads.


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Coloured Papers

To supplement the range of papers I previously coloured I produced a few thinner papers. I also experimented with some different colours to help me assess my colour scheme.


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Module One ‘Making Your Mark’ Chapter 9

Design Exploration with Abstracted Fragments

Selected Fragment

My choice of fragment came from chapter 3 image 23. I traced the line into a rectangular frame and developed a series of design ideas. Using both sides of the traced image I explored different combinations either building up the line within the frame or extending them beyond. I also explored the addition of shapes to the drawn lines.


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Explore with the Computer

Working with image 2 and a photo manipulation programme called gimp I explored ways of enhancing and adjusting the image to create special effects. This programme is new to me so I was familiarising myself with its scope.

Image 8 – Mosaic design which resembles the honeycomb of the inner fruit.

Image 9 – Fragmented design which looks rather like the seed in the membrane.

Image 10 – Ripple design which is criss-cross in appearance.

Image 11 – Wave design which looks like zigzags.

Image 12 – Emboss design which resembles the skin.


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Design Recipe

I explored the modules theme of pomegranates and in particular the inside of the fruit. My list of words focused on shapes made by the seeds and membrane.

Honeycomb ; Diamond ; Hexagonal ; Winding ; Rounded ; Criss-cross ; Zigzag ; Intertwine ; Loop ; Diagonal ; Oblique ; Sloping.

 

Colour and Texture

I selected image 7, traced the design several times and explored ways of producing a series of designs using colour and texture.

Image 13 – Mainly light toned colours with one dark area.

Image 14 – Mainly harmonious colours with one complementary.

Image 15 – Two complementary opposites with equal quantities.

Image 16 – Two complementary opposites with more of one.

Image 17 – Two complementary opposites with proportions reversed.

Image 18 – Similar colour grouped to look connected.

Image 19 – Patterned gift wrap with layers of tissue paper backed by pelmet Vilene. The design outline machine stitched then tissue layers wet and scraped away. An interesting result but not the chenille effect I had hoped.

Image 20 – Sizoflor layered and backed by pelmet Vilene. The design outline machine stitched and then cut away as in reverse applique.

Image 21 – Sections layered using decorated paper and sizoflor glued to a backing of card.

Image 22 – Dyed colour catchers in four colours layered and then shapes cut. The colour sequence was altered in the shapes and then machine stitched to a backing of pelmet Vilene. Holes machine stitched along the shapes and layers cut away.

Image 23 – Shapes cut from pieces of card and then mounted on a card backing.


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Relief Surfaces

Image 24 – Relief created with glue gun on decorated paper. Pleated in a zigzag design and folds highlighted with chalk pastel.

Image 25 – Relief created with texture paste on decorated paper. Diamond shapes created with dyed silk cocoons.

Image 26 – Relief created with texture paste on decorated paper. Half diamond shapes pinched at edges and highlighted with chalk pastel.

Image 27 – Relief created with texture paste on decorated paper. Lengthwise pleats created on side.

Image 28 – Relief created with glue gun on decorated paper. Lengthwise pleats.

Image 29 – Relief created with glue gun on decorated paper which is mounted on scrunched tissue.

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