Group Embroidery Project – Summer Creativity Challenge, Coloring the Marigold Part 5

Time for some crayons!

crayons for the marigold embroidery transfer

Yesterday the flowers ironed on fairly well with the iron on transfer pencil that I found.

1 uncolored rose iris embroidery transfer2 uncolored pansy marigold embroidery transfer

3 uncolored iris rose pansy marigold embroidery transfers

Now, the creative challenge is to figure out the colors for the Marigold. Let’s tint this felt flower with some crayons. ( I use Crayola regular crayons )

4 get the colors out for the marigold

My inspiration for the Marigold was this photo online: found at: http://desktoppub.about.com/library/photos/blflower3.htm

marigold

Image courtesy of Jacci Howard Bear http://desktoppub.about.com/

From this photo, select a few crayons that may be representative of the petal colors. Here you can see a deep red, an orange, a brighter orange, a yellow and a purple for shading. Scribble a few samples until you are happy with the color combinations.

5 test and select colors for marigold

Color the petals. Here I’ve used the crayons to gradually move from the darker tones in the center of the petals to the lighter tones toward the edge of the petals.

6 start of marigold petals

I couldn’t see with just the red transfer outline, so I gave up and lightly relined the iron on with a Micron Pigma Pen .005 in black.

7 micron pigma pen 005

Here are all the petals colored with crayon. You also see, circled, the scribble for the stamen colors. Try out a few choices on paper then select one you like.

8 marigold petals colored

Here are the colors for the stamen; a bright light yellow, medium yellow, a brown and purple again for shading. Circle above on the paper is the selection for the petal colors.

9 choosing the stamen colors

Here is the entire Marigold flower head, colored. Both the circled selections show the choices for the petals and the stamen.

10 stamen colored

Here are a few selections for the leaves. They are “warm greens” to match the oranges and yellows of the Marigold. You see a light, medium and dark green here.

11 selecting leaf colors

Here is the colored Marigold. Purple is the shade color, not black. When I learned to paint, I learned that shadows are really a mixture of 2 neighboring colors. The best choice, when that is not available, is purple. Black, they say, doesn’t really exist in nature and a purple hue is really perceived as ‘darker’ than a black shade. So, I use purple for shading. It seems to work well. 😉

12 all colors on the marigold

Here is the Marigold in all it’s color glory. On the left you can see where I’ve added pure white highlights to the petals and just a touch on the one leaf. The white is really bright right now, but when you iron the crayon to create the tint, the white will soften.

13 pre highlights marigold14 post highlights marigold

Now, it’s off to the iron to melt the wax and see what “tint” will be left in the Marigold before choosing the embroidery thread for the stitching!

This is a really fun project. I really like it.

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

————-Helpful Information———-

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 1 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 2 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 3 (Click Here)

Find my Summer Creativity Challenge Part 4 (Click Here)

Find Yahoo!Group Hand Embroidery (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Blog (Click Here)

Find Hand Embroidery Group Summer Creativity Challenge (Click Here)

Find Stitchy Britches Blog (Click Here)

Find Giggleface Studios tutorial for tinting with crayons (Click Here)

Find Craftster forum with tinting with crayons information (Click Here)

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2 responses to “Group Embroidery Project – Summer Creativity Challenge, Coloring the Marigold Part 5

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