Few pages from various sketchbooks this week, just showing the same idea.
When I buy new paints or threads, I make a little sample chart in my sketchbook. To be honest it would be better if I'd taken note of what I'm doing and kept them all in the same book, but hey - brains, intelligence and all that.
For C&G I kept a little paint book, given that many paints were new to me, like interference colours, and texture mediums..
In this book I applied what has come to be known via him indoors as, Beverley Logic. ie no proof, evidence, understanding, just me saying well, this is water based, and this is water based, so, two must mixed together....
So this is what we have in the image above, strong water colour horizontanlly, and fancy named acrylics vertically, see how the colours change.
So I also apply this kind of template to other things I buy...
These threads in the photos were new to me, as in variegated thread which a short colour change, think its only an inch. Being me of course couldn't possibly believe that was true, so have to have a little stitch out to see.
I try to make my little record sheets as soon as. Even if I don't use a product right away, I can alway remember I have it noted and know what it looks like.
Mhmm, I will have to investigate taking them out of the various sketchbooks and collating - but I suspect something on the reverse will have to be sacrificed.