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20 February 2013

Sea Mat, First Attempt

   The following picture is of a piece of cloth that I purchased and dyed, hoping to create a useful sea mat for Dystopian Wars. The color of the lighter blue does not show up well - it was originally white with blue zebra stripes. I think it is too busy, so it may be back to the drawing board, with $18 worth of materials down the drain.

   Anyone have any ideas how to tone it down? Should I hit it with some spray paint or something? Or is this one chalked up to experience and start over?

   Have any of you created a good sea mat yourself? I want some wave pattern in it, smooth finish, not rough canvas weave, felt, or flannel. Any tips for me?


kmfrye said...

JW - if the contrast is bothering you, try lightly dusting with a sea green aerosol.

If you loosely bunch up the fabric before "dusting" you might be able to simulate swells.

Just a thought - rather than toss the project, at least try an experiment. : )

Keith F.

David Drage said...

Try dying the whole thing a pale blue, that would soften the texture and make it less of a dazzle pattern...