Hi everyone it is time to start our second quarter challenge. This quarter we are talking about generating a colour pallet form a photo. I made a blog post about it with some different pallet generators. feltingandfiberstudio.com/2015/04/03/second-quarter-challenge/ There are many more on line . Pick a palate and make a scarf or hat or painting or anything you are inspired to do. Then show us. Show us the picture you used for the palette and if you use a program a link and then what you made with the pallet. Have fun!
I was just saying to my husband that I needed something to jog my creative mojo and literally, in the next breath, as if by magic – just like Mr Benn – the 2nd quarter challenge was there, ready to be clicked. Thanks!
Oh lovely idea - I will use my favourite colour palette creator, which is a photoshop template I have used to make cool greetings cards. I'm planning to use a new photo of some local wildflowers, which are blooming profusely, pick my colours & use these to choose the roving to make a version of the photo in felt (probably slightly abstracted). that's my plan anyway, time allowing. Here's the template if anyone else wants it:
Just stumbles across another fun palette builder - a fibre related one - from Moda fabrics! I like that you can easily move the selections around & they give nice colour names. blog.modafabrics.com/palette-builder/
Post by luvswool and dyestuff on Apr 3, 2015 22:07:38 GMT
When I have used a photo for felting inspiration, it’s usually a vacation pic of a landscape/seascape, and I choose the colors based on whAT I see in the photo. So this challenge will be an interesting one to explore. Will the colors be the same as I would choose by eyeballing the photo, or will they be different?
Post by carole aka craftywoman on Apr 4, 2015 7:03:02 GMT
Oh my, what a fun thing to do, I chose a very plain picture of a black tulip and put into the palette builder you suggested in your blog Ann, www.palettefx.com/ very revealing, the palette is full of colour ranges that I couldn't see just looking at the pic. I did try a few other palette builders but this one I liked for the range of colour.
Post by carole aka craftywoman on Apr 6, 2015 15:01:22 GMT
Judy it's actually cocoon strippings, they have a natural glue within them, so you lay it out thinly, spray with water and then iron between parchment paper, and hey presto :-) to add merino is more difficult and fiddly, I've added some as you can see, but I've ordered a special textile medium which should make this bit easier, also it's so easy to freehand stitch too.