Wednesday, April 12, 2006

So what's with MX-CWNA black??

I did a 10 step gradation this morning and I end up with every colour in the rainbow! Still, there is a nice mix of dark, mid and light tones but a bizzare mix of tones as the concentrate becomes more and more dilute.
More gradations tomorrow. tonight we have a big thunder storm. I love storms! I will keep a look out for many shades of grey. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Karoda said...

i love the "grays" that the black turned out to be...did you double the strength of the black? everything i've read about dyeing black says to double what you would do for any other colour.

Art at Work said...

Yeah, I used two heaping TBSPs in two cups of water. i am pleased that i was able to get a 10 point gradation, but it is odd how the colour elements making up the black are released at various dilution points. The darker shades from this run appear to come from different blacks.

Perhaps I should try three heaping TBSPS next time!
Thanks for the Penny Sisto exhibit report on your blog. I love her work.

Karoda said...

or how about using one cup of water in the concentrate?

Art at Work said...

Yeah, I tried that - much better.
I have come to the conclusion that when dyeing fabric, if in doubt, use LOTS.