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Topic: Please help me...I just cannot get the colours right!  (Read 1338 times)
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« on: July 17, 2009 01:57:20 PM »

I want to make one of these    5_union.jpg[/img]               and heres my fabric...   I just cannot get the same effect....have I just got the wrong tones? These are the reddest and blue-est abrics in the same shabby style that I have....I do have red, blue or pink gingham but dont want gingham in it....which ones will best make a cushion almost as nice as these? Please? I dont understand tone or something!          Oh and I do have plenty of white's...plain and small prints...many thanks guys!
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009 02:19:13 PM »

i think what you need for the red is a print with a red background, whose lightest color is something darker than white.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009 02:29:57 PM »

Nataluna...I suspected it had to do with the reds I had...they're just not red enough are they? Sigh...  I suppose I'd bettergo out and buy some tomorrow....thanks for the help though!
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009 03:11:37 PM »

Oooh I love this and was wanting to do a Union Jack cushion. You don't even need to have the exact colours as long as you have white, a dark and a mid tone sometimes the Union jack looks good in even non colours like Grey as long as you have the three different tones you'll be ok.

« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009 03:50:27 PM »

It's gorgeous isn't it Mink bikini? Now you've pointed out that I need white, dark and a mid tone..it seems clearer...I was getting befuddled by the patterns! Cheers!
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009 10:11:27 PM »

i think your colors are OK, but you need another fabric that is of a medium value (you have one dark and several lights) perhaps a green fabric would look good

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009 12:21:25 PM »

I like your blues and whites, but the red rose print needs a red background.  It is the same scale as the print on the sample pillow, but there isn't enough red.  Having light, med and dark tone is important as others said above.  But don't forget scale of print as well.  That is part of why the sample looks neat, it has a large, med and small scale prints as well.

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