Monday, November 10, 2014
Lilian Nichols, October Class, Purple and Gold Leaves
Lilian has been encouraging us to try unusual combinations of colors. Here is a Skinner Blend she made using Gold and Purple. Before she began blending, she mixed a little white into the purple so it would show as purple after baking, not dark brown.
She showed us several ways to stack it . For this stack she kept the blend in a single sheet and folded it back and forth.
A few days ago I decided to make a Gold and Purple Skinner Blend and see what I came up with. i started in the usual way remembering to fold the purple to the purple and the gold to the gold..
After I blended the colors, I made a stack and started experimenting. I added a few extra layers of gold and purple to the stack to get a little more contrast. The completed leaves are in the middle of the photo. To the right is the bead skewer I used to poke holes through the stem ends so I can string them on a necklace. At the bottom are scraps which I made into a cane and then cut it into a Natasha bead. The Natasha technique is the one that we used to make carolers and angels in an earlier class.
Part of the stack I cut into triangles and made leaves in which the layers mimicked veins in the leaves.
Here are the leaves and the Natasha bead after baking. That's when I realized I had forgotten to add a bit of white to the purple. The purple looks more like burnt umber. Oh, well.