This month's workshop was on Transparency Piecing and by the look on everyone's faces- Kristyn was confusing them!
But not to worry, things were figured out eventually once blocks were drafted on graph paper with the use of lots of coloured pencils. It really was confusing at first but you could see the moment when each person figured it out.
Transparency Piecing is used to create the illusion creating a 3rd colour when 2 colours are layered one on top of the other.
Although all of the colors are opaque, the goal is to create the illusion that they are transparent. The degree of transparency can be dictated by the level of color or value contrast used.
These examples show how your eye perceives the colours and what it is lead to believe just by colour and fabric placement.
For example B- you see 3 fabrics in a row.
For example C- you mind actually believes that you placed one blue colour, on top of the other peach colour, and the overlapped area is in fact the green colour.
Here are 2 images- your mind believes that the new middle colour has been created just by layering the two bottom shades of greens. Print out your own blank design and colour it in to make your own transparency.