I have seen the Fusions line. I do like that line, but I don't think its leafy tonal print would be completely suitable for this project. The sages depicted on these windows are elemental based so I think the only window where this leafy print would make the most sense is the Forest Sage. Definatly would not work with the Fire Sage (besides the obvious, lives on a mountain with no vegetation) or the Spirit Sage (who lives in the desert). I know...I know...I'm being picky, but I think about these little details.Originally Posted by QBeth
However, I did look on that website and discovered their Artisan Batik Prisma Dye line and I really like those. And they list the specific color name as well as the color number! If only I could find a place that sold the whole line I'd be in business. HOP didn't seem to have the whole line on their website.
When I finally got this idea going I had spent two hours picking through fabric swatches on HOP. I wondered if I was being to picky. So I basically asked the board if I was being too anal for trying to match the colors as closely as possible. And a couple did say to take more artistic liscense with the images and that if it was really that important to be spot on with the colors. But one person had said that I have a vision and if I don't stick with it I'm not going to be happy in the end.Originally Posted by PatriceJ
And oh how I have tried the paint chip thing and then some. When I was working overnights each day when I'd pass by the paint station I'd grab a few paint chips until I literally had all the Kilz paint samples. But I discovered I couldn't put the paint chip up to the TV screen to see if the color matched because unlike a wall or paper its lit in the back. And for whatever reason my printer isn't printing the colors out right. I thought maybe my computer's calibration was off and thus the colors I was seeing were totally off. But the images I pulled off ZeldaWiki and the video I took with my video capture card were both the same. Even turned on the game and went to the windows are and sure enough the colors on the TV screen matched to what I was seeing on my computer screen. So I can't print off a picture and match chips that way. I even went on a website where you can match paint chips and it won't let me find a color by putting in the color the computer gives me (ex. #000000=black). Ugh...I just can't win.
To tell the truth, dying isn't all that cost effective either between the dye, soda ash, the gallons of water I'd have to buy since we have rusty water, Retayne, that stuff that helps keep red dye from making your fabric looking spotty, and the fabric itself. I figure either I'm going to buy every color of dye under the sun or buy large quanities of red, yellow, blue, and black or have to experiment a lot or do quite a bit of research and hope for the best. Going to cost a whole lot more if I end up with something that I can't use.