Dying fabric is not the same as painting fabric. The colours adhere differently. I wanted to see what painting would show as I have dye samples already. I have a couple of dye posts under my To Dye For page.
So I unearthed my Pebo Setacolours and a few odd jars of fabric paint. I did try a few acrylic paints meant for paper. I wish I had also got white in Setacolour as it would be very useful to have the lighter, clearer options.
Here is what I discovered.
My favorite colour. I did try to get orange by mixing the 2 different reds with yellow.
Red has more variations that I'd have thought possible!
Purple is tricky. The light area on the fabric is watered down lots. I tried mixing blue and red watercolours to get a violet. I need to spend some time mixing colours because when I did get the setacolours it was with the idea of mixing other options. But it was recommended that purple be specifically bought. I can see why.
I'm not a baby blue person but I'm gaining an appreciation for cobalt blue. Aqua is another favorite colour.
I did a small area of dirty water. lol Even the dirty water is useful for backgrounds. But straight craft acrylics are very stiff. The fabric paints are much softer.
The inks tend to bleed a lot and they are very matt. Hmm, I wonder if you added some glitzy stuff???
This seems like a lot of work but really it is helping me become more familiar with the various mediums and how they look and react. I'd like to think these are warm up exercises before I take the plunge. Perhaps it could also be stalling but I'm beginning to get the urge to actually try all these options out. And that will be a good thing!
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