Monday, February 27, 2012

Candied Fabrics Lesson 5 : Assembling the Candiotic Table

Here you can see all the swatches, pressed, trimmed, and laid out on the black kunin felt background hanging on my design wall.  This is the best I can do for  a photo in my work area, as I just can't get far enough away from it to include the whole thing -- until it's fused, stabilized and mobile.  At this point, all the swatches are pinned to the backing until I decide if I want to stick with the black background.

The black makes the colors pop, that's for sure.  But then color is relative to what's around it.  This picture is not true to the real-life colors either.  It's difficult to get a good picture in that room with no natural light. 

By contrast, this is Candy's original table with a white background.     These colors are vivid on the white background. 

Which way should I go?  Black or white background?


Donna Kallner said...

I think your first instinct was fine: They look great on the black felt, and you can always hold a white viewfinder up to a block if you find the black has too much influence.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the black background. I always shoot my pics of my hand dyes on a black background. I think it makes the colors really pop. I intend to go with the black and leave a teeny-tiny space between each one (1/16") for a nice frame. Looks great.
Johanna Fritz

Beth said...

I have to say that I love the black as well - always have been a fan of black with hand dyes!

Liz aka Fibergeek said...

Love the black background. This looks fabulous.