Color Inspiration - American Beauty Flag

by Nancy Chase
This American Flag photo was shot using a large format 4 x 5 inch view camera, on Polaroid film.
This technique is called a Polaroid emulsion transfer. After photographing the flag, the photographer pulled the polaroid apart and placed the negative face down on the watercolor paper. Then a roller was used to press the image onto the paper. It was left to process for several minutes, then the Polaroid was peeled apart, and the negative discarded.This photo was originally shot as a background for a magazine advertisement. It was used as a 4th of July sale for an appliance company. The texture of the watercolor paper, the outline of the Polaroid film on the frame, the yellowed emulsion left on the print, all look to an artistic point of view in photographing the flag.
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Nancy Chase's Color Inspiration - American Beauty Flag - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration American beauty flag
Sorting through my bead box, I found many shades of red, white, and blue. Wanting to create a long necklace that would be versatile with no clasp, I used bead wire, and finished it by wrapping each end of wire around a brass roundelle, then back through with a crimp, then crimp cover, on each side.
This 42 inch necklace shows the time worn look of vintage beads from Tibet, and Africa. The Native American inspired chevron beads share all 3 colors in one bead. Shades of translucent crystal set off the pale frosted glass, round bone beads, and small white pearls. The elements of clay, along with coral, and garnet beads combine to match the red stripes of the flag. The blue background of the stars is found in the lapis, indigo African glass beads, and the vintage Tibetan focal point bead. A long necklace to double up, twist several times around the wrist, or a single strand around the neck, this color combination will always be a classic.
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Materials

Soft Flex Beading Wire--Medium--.019
BDC-419.00
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Sterling Silver Crimp Beads 2x2mm - Pack of 100
K10-22
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Tools

Original Bead Crimper
PLR-585.00
  • PLR-585.00
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design