I've been away from my computer because it has been a very busy summer! I have been crafting and sewing though! Look for more posts this week.
First, I want to share with you my newest project. A Floral Colorwash Wall Hanging. I very much enjoy Wanda's creativity over at Exuberant Color. She was selling some colorwash kits so I bought a couple!
After our AC broke and a few other household catastrophes I thought the best way to cope was to try and make something with my new fun squares!
First I tried light in the center and dark around the edges. Each of the four corners were becoming different colors and becoming darker. I did blue/green, purple, pink/red, and yellow/orange. It was cool, however I wasn't liking it that much.
Then I tried to make one similar to this one. I love it! It's definitely not done or perfect, but I put it up on the wall and I'm going to change some things around. Eventually I'll sew it together... maybe... someday..... will I ever let myself stop moving squares? Only time will tell!
I started with it on my table. Then later I moved it to the wall. I needed a better view.
Even as I'm looking at these pictures I can see some of the squares aren't where they should be. I think I went 'light' too soon. A few squares are definitely sticking out to me. It needs to be darker/colorful for a few more diagonal rows.
I couldn't find my white flannel "design wall" so I used yellow. Of course, after I got all the squares up on the wall I found my white one.... oh well!
I guess it's not too bad for a first try and no 'color training'. What is your favorite way to figure out value? I tried squinting and also placing some squares with my glasses off! =)