Archive for July, 2008

The Alchemist’s Workroom

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

This is where the experimentation takes place. If you can’t identify something in the background, that’s probably a good thing.

If you can identify something in the background, I’d advise you to forget it for your own personal safety. I do have an associate who is prepared to arrive with a fully loaded super soaker.

Below is the green to blue color movement series using Jacquard Textile Paint. The Apple Green is yellower than a Kelly green. The Sky Blue is not as dark as a royal blue. It took a lot of dipping steps for the blue to show up.

And here is the yellow to green to blue using Setacolor paints. Only the final two samples have blue added.

So far, the alchemist has discovered the following:
1. Have about twice as many fabric pieces as needed. There’s always glop left over. And if it’s all the same kind of fabric, that’s even better for the scientific research.
2. Dilute as little as possible. That reduces the amount of paint needed and the amount of glop left over.
3. Put old newspapers under everything. Squeezing out the dipped fabric causes splatters no matter how careful an alchemist is. (See workroom photos.)
4. Using colors that have a recognizable, named color between them (red and blue with purple between as in the previous post) make a more dramatic color movement series than colors that are right next to each other on the color wheel ( the green and blue series).

And for those who have inquired about the current hostage situation, three of the hostage brats have been, well, eliminated. And more hostage brats are in danger.