Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Module SIX – Chapter 9 – DECORATIVE PAPERS



Tabella colori 1 On looking back at my pictures and colour samples I have prepared a set of  mostly blue and some green papers plus some others in orange hues as a complementary colour.







These first sheets are produced by simply brushing and sponging on and off very watery acrylics and letting them run freely, making pools of colours, adding some salt in areas and in others drying them off with kitchen paper.
Carte blu 1

This second group is a bit more complex, textures are created with tissue paper and masking tape (centre left). Variations of colours are obtained with crumpled plastic wrap and synthetic and natural sponges, and by using combs, barbecue sticks, plastic forks, teeth brushes and other implements to apply colours.
Carte blu 2

The same treatments have been replicated in warm orange shades.
Carte arancio


I chose some black paper designs from last Chapter and reproduced them in two or three colours. For this first exercise I was rather faithful to my original designs, only in some cases I have modified them by changing elements or proportions. All colour samples measure approximately 12 square centimetres.



DESIGN ONE
BW 23
 Colour 1





































DESIGN TWO
BW 17
Colour 2



DESIGN THREE
BW 12
Colour 3



DESIGN FOUR
BW 13 Colour 6



DESIGN FIVE
BW 14
Colour 4



DESIGN SIX
BW 16
 Colour 5



DESIGN SEVEN
BW 22
Colour 9



DESIGN EIGHT
BW 4
 Colour 7




DESIGN NINE
BW 5
Colour 12




DESIGN TEN
BW 21
 Colour 10




DESIGN ELEVEN
BW 6
Colour 11



DESIGN TWELVE
 BW 19
Colour 8




DESIGN THIRTEEN
BW 10
Colour 14




DESIGN FOURTEEN
BW 20
 Colour 18




DESIGN FIFTEEN
BW 9
Colour 13




DESIGN SIXTEEN
BW 2
Colour 17




DESIGN SEVENTEEN
BW 18
 Colour 15




DESIGN EIGHTEEN
BW 1
 Colour 16

3 comments:

  1. I love,the colour pallet you've used in this set of samples, and the textures are great, they remind me of the sea and sand. I liked your responses to your black paper samples too.

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  2. What a lovely set of samples. I especially like Sample 3, but then 8 and 11 are interesting too and then there are the 3D samples. Are you bringing any work to Farncombe?

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  3. Your colored papers work really well.I like number three the best but thirteen and eighteen offer some interesting possibilities.

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