Jane Molloy-Wolt used her favourite shade of turquoise in artwork and homemade cushions to make her this month’s winner
Jane Molloy-Wolt of Christchurch gets her colour fix from the dramatic ‘retro’ canvas art in her sitting room and in the cushions she cut from sheets of felt. She has set all these beautiful craft works against a neutral backdrop of black leather furniture and walls painted in Resene’s base colour ‘white’.
She allowed herself a splurge of rich colour in the fireplace feature wall in Resene ‘Oil’. “It picks up the lovely iridescent tones that you get when you see a drop of oil in a puddle of rain. When the fire is lit, the wall seems to change in colour.”
Jane’s favourite colour palette appears on her canvas – along with layers of silver leaf – Resene ‘Lochmara’ (turquoise); Resene ‘Red Berry’ (deep red); Resene ‘Papier Mache’ (camel) and a dark shade she created by mixing equal quantities of black with the turquoise. A second-hand Flokati rug that she had dyed through the local drycleaners completes the look.
Budget: Paint $20, Canvas $100, Silver leaf $30 (per 100 sheets), Felt fabric $30, Flokati rug $70, Cost to re-dye it $50, Coffee table $100, Total $400.
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