Monday, May 28, 2012

Reading instructions


Altered Book Lover is continuing the tutorial for altering books. 
The last session was on colour.  I started experimenting with colour and my results are here


While I was waiting for my drippage (sp???)  experiment to dry I reread the homework.  Oh my!  I only needed a colour wheel that was made from magazine images.  Yikes!  I totally missed that. So I left the warm and cool pages to continue drying and looked for some magazines.  I'm simplifying so I don't have too many.   I actually found that harder to do than the fabric one I did a couple of years ago and the watercolour wheel I did a few months ago.  


I'm not 100% happy with it but it is all adding layers of understanding to my colour and design abilities.


I received my new Gelli plate in the mail complete with  directions.  I also got a set of rubbings and 2 script stamps.  I better read the instructions before  I do anything fancy.  I am hoping that the rubbing plate can also be used for mono printing on theGelli plate.  More colour experiments coming up!

10 comments:

HollyM said...

You are so systematic in your approach! I'm like you though, I always miss something!
I love the Gelli plate! You will have fun with it!

Margaret Applin said...

Fantastic job on your color wheel!! I can't believe you found all those perfect colors from magazines! I did like your fabric color wheel, too! You betcha you can press those stamps and rubbing plates into the Gelli plate! I can't wait to see the results!

Katie said...

Love your color wheel! It was such a challenge!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed the color wheel you made. I'm impressed because I know you are really into color and have played with it so much.

And then there's that Gelli Plate. I have wanted one of those ever since I saw them on a friend's blog. But the cost of even the smaller one stopped me dead in my tracks. Now I look forward to seeing your monoprintings.

sandee said...

never heard of the Gelli Plate so I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it! I think you did a fantastic job on the color wheel! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

BJ said...

I love your magazine colour wheel. The blues you found are much better than mine, but knowing me I'll update mine if and when I find something better - LOL BJ

Dawn said...

Fab colour wheel honey. Can sympathize with the struggle to find the colours in magazines - I am fighting with that myself too.
Hugs x

Createology said...

I adore your color wheels. You are too funny about not reading the instructions first. At least you are enjoying the learning process of making art and playing...

paulaexuk said...

Haha at last I have found someone else that doesn't pay attention to instructions. I am sure you have the colour wheel deeply embedded in your mind now though.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your color wheel came out great! I was impressed with the fabric one in the first photo, too.