Friday, September 26, 2008
Here is a beautiful, colorful flower that you know is going to come blasting out of the box. These bright yellow pom pom flowers did not disappoint. I used a lot of fresh blossoms along with a few way past their prime, I'm not sure how much difference the fresh vs. dead makes to the final color. The pre alumed fibers produced a lovely rich golden tan. Adding some tin produced orange and yellow-gold, wonderfully bright and rich colors.
Adding the copper and the iron mordants produced brown-dark tans and dark greens, both a little acid for my tastes, but very use-able with the others in the "family."