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Molten gold with 'impurities' - the impurities that give gold its non-gold colors. Earth Science contest entry. © Su Schaefer 2012
So called 'impurities' - which can themselves be precious metals - give gold its non-gold colors, like red gold (copper), white gold (palladium - among others), green gold (silver - among others) and so on. Pure gold never tarnishes and is supremely malleable (an ounce can be stretched into a thread more than 50 miles long) and because of its softness it is usually 'alloyed' or mixed with other metals to strengthen it and make it more durable. I grew up on a gold and copper mine and this metal has never lost its fascination for me. Entry in the Earth Science Contest.
© Su Schaefer 2012
Proofed on several fabrics: colors deepest on cotton sateen. This is the LARGE scale version;'Molten gold with impurities, small' is the SMALL scale version.
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Original: Metallic oils & palette knife, mirror repeat.
[Currently set @ Fabric & Gift wrap:150 ppi, Wallpaper: 262 ppi]
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Thank you Penny! Your super compliment is much appreciated!
Posted over 2 years ago.
This is so stunning Super I love the colors
Thanks again Melanie - and I hope the pics of the different fabrics I've tried this on so far were helpful!
Posted almost 3 years ago.
Yes I do know what you mean Susan, my German mother-in-law has some of them in her Weihnachten stash, and I do see the resemblance.
Posted almost 4 years ago.
Su, the colors are so pretty. Looking at the swatch I get the feeling I am seeing one of those beautiful, old fashioned German Christmas ornaments. Know what I mean?
Thanks for the feedback Sylvie and Joan. It got 150 votes in the Earth Science Contest which is the most any design of mine has ever had - and it's a great feeling to have it showing in the Fabric of the Week.
I voted for this in the earth science contest. I love the way the colours swirl around giving a metallic look.. also like fuel floating on water. I think it's a great design.
Saw this on the Fabric of the Week pages!
Thank you so much for the comments and feedback on this design everyone, I can't tell you how much I appreciate them. It is really really good to know that the metallic-effect works (that other people see it too - and it's not just me dreaming!) and that others share my fascinations (gold, metals, core samples - Patricia!) and that the title and story add something. Thank you all again!
this is gorgeous and the story is so fun too!
Wow, Su! This reminds me of the amazing metal-work that was being done in the seventies, I feel like if I ran my fingers over it it would be 3D. Incredible, incredible colours you've achieved too!
This is beautiful and the story is a winner. It's luscious in color. It looks to have transfered well to the cloth as well.
I applaud your willingness to share your discoveries. You enrich us all! The background of growing up on a gold and copper mine is wondrous. My father was a geologist and the core samples and minerals he showed us I've never forgotten.
The colors in this are so pretty.
So impressive! The printed fabric is gorgeous!
This design is beautiful, Su, and so pretty on fabric. The name of the design is wonderful - "Molten Gold with Impurities." Well done.
I imagine that was such a joy to pull it out of the box and see it in real life on the fabrics. It is beautiful!
Gorgeous design, so beautiful and rich looking! I love the large scale version!
Thanks for the comments on this design Isabella, Carole and Marta - very much appreciated!
excellent work! I am glad it looks great printed too with all the metallic hues rendered quite well! It will be excellent on a silky, shimmering fabric
oh my! shimmery, liquid metal.
The molten metal magnificence of this design makes it a fabulous choice for this theme, Su. It prints brilliantly.
Thanks so much for the feedback and encouragement Angela, Victoria, Rhonda (especially for getting me to think about the earth science contest) & Sue Ellen (that "move over lamÃ©" made me smile!).
I can envision many uses for this beautiful fabric design!
Good choice. This is fabulous, Su!!
I am glad to see that you have entered this gorgeous design into the Earth Science competition, Su! There is such a wealth of rich textures and colours in the veins of the pattern!
I somehow missed seeing this swirly version of your metallics series when it got uploaded. The better to appreciate it now, I guess! I particularly like the copper-patina-green used as a foil for the various golds ... it really shows them off. The color variations engendered by the reflections on the metallics in the paint already make this design visually very interesting. Just imagine what it might look like if you could get the shine from the silk and the dye uptake of the satin-weave together by printing this on silk or rayon satin ... move over lamÃ©!
Posted about 4 years ago.
Thanks for the thanks Patricia! It was interesting to see that the two printed on the fabrics with some or 100% silk were both pretty much the same - and that degree lighter than the print on cotton. I have another comparison coming so stay tuned!
Posted over 4 years ago.
Thank you for the comparison photo, so inspiring and informative.
Glad you found it useful Donna! It was interesting to me to see the effect on colors of the fabric choice to print: both the silks were slightly lighter (cotton-silk & 100% silk crepe de chine), and the sheen on the cotton-silk really adds something to the design I think. Also I forgot to mention that the scale is different - but I don't think that would have impacted the colors. Another thing to try!
Bless your heart for posting the fabric comparison. They're both gorgeous, though -- hard to decide!
Cotton-silk has the best shine but slightly lighter colors, while the colors darkest on cotton sateen: this photo shows comparison swatches - same design printed on crepe de chine (far left), cotton-silk (next swatch) and cotton sateen (underlying yardage).
su_g uploaded a fabric image for
LARGE Molten gold with impurities by Su_G :
Daylight photo showing a close up of yardage printed on cotton sateen.
Thanks for loving this design Caroline, a lovely comment to wake up to!
i love this fabric!
Thank you Rhonda and Isabella - I have such trouble naming things I was really pleased you described it as "appropriately named" - thanks again!
I love the lavish richness of this design, Su! The thick, rippling texture is very lush!
This is very appropriately named and absolutely gorgeous, Su. Love it!
Thanks for all the nice comments - I'm very keen to see how this prints...
reminds me of enameled FabergÃ© eggs or the fancy stuff painted on Parisienne merry-go-rounds; nice to play with.
My mouth is literally watering.
Your experience with the cotton/silk is so helpful Joan - thanks so much - I am very keen to see how it turns out on it now.
I'd bet this would look fabulous on the cotton/silk. Those deep gold shades have been turning a pretty yellow on my silk printings. The greens have been really pretty on the cotton/silk too.
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