PAINTING WITH DYES ONTO MERCERIZED COTTON FABRIC
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CONSIDERING VALUES WHEN PAINTING
Considering the value of colours is as important when creating fabric for quilting, as it is when painting a picture. Here is one approach.
I have laid in the lightest yellow. Remember when painting with dyes your colours will be slightly lighter when washed so put the colour down a little stronger than you want the finished piece to be. In the lightest yellow, I have also left so speckles of white (areas without dyes)
Next I put in the darkest shade of yellow. I put it towards a green. I might also have painted with a colour created from yellow and it's complement purple but in this instance I didn't want to chance greying the piece.
Now for the cactus itself. I mixed up three values of green. I find for mixing the darkest value, I have to add a lot more black than one would think.
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