I thought I'd try painting on silk twill again - only this time, I used fabric paints rather than watercolours. It's nearly dry in the pic above, so I'll be setting it aside soon for quilting. (But maybe first I'll fix the persepctive on that rail fence - maybe thicken it up and add some more leaves!)
However, to get to the how to - I started with about 1/4 tsp. white fabric paint and added just a drop of azure blue to about a 1/4 tsp base extender.
Mixed up, it looked like this. A lovely pale greeny blue. I forgot to take pics as I went along (I got so into what I was doing) - but on the cloth it looked like white, with just the slightest hint of blue - which is what I wanted for the clouds.
Then I used my handy dandy mini colour wheel to mix up some other colours.
A blue-er blue for the sky (remember, with fabric paints, all colours look wayyyyy more intense on the pallete than they'll end up on your fabric - but do some test swatches to get more comfortable.) Here are from left red/orange/blue (for those burgundy orangey leaves) copenhagen blue and goldenrod for a green, goldenrod and azure blue for another green, and just plain straight from the bottle green - all were mixed with base extender to produce:
Which were all of the leaves. Unfortunately, I just mixed as I went to make the browns and the greys, which was really dumb of me because now I have to figure out how to make some more grey, greige and beige that matches my already existing fence. (gulp!)
Wish me luck on that, and btw, how are all of you?
Hope you had a good weekend!