2016 Topic 14: Colour mixing : A Triplicity of EV's
Hi everyone, Hazel Agnew from Mellifluous Meanderings here.
I'd like to share with you this evening a post about the infinite world of colour mixing.
I chose this topic because in the past I have dabbled in making watercolour charts, mixing just 2 colours, while on a botanical art course. I am a very simple soul, and gain great delight from playing with colours and setting them out in rows. They are so useful to refer back to when you need specific shades or hues.
I felt very happy to interpret this theme using some of my favourite PaperArtsy stamps from Ellen Vargo.
Step One: First of all, I made lots of charts starting with one fresco colour and gradually adding one drop of the second colour until I finished with the second colour. Every time that I completed one chart I was buzzing and thinking, "mmmmm, I wonder what these two colours will look like." Here are a few samples, but there were quite a few more.
Step Two: My first project was the 3D flower. I chose to use the chart on the extreme left which is Vanilla, through to Captain Peacock. I painted strips of the graduating colours onto PA smoothy card and stamped my "petals", which are really leaves. The stamps are EEV04.
Lots of cutting out and gluing and finished off with a Wendy Vecchi blossom which I painted with Vanilla. I mounted the flower in a box frame....things always look so much better in a frame! Taking a pic without glare was tricky.
Step Three: Next, I selected more stamps from the Ellen Vargo range. EEV05.
Step Four: Another set of Ellen stamps. This time, EEV10.
I then painted the background using the same colour palette....Pumpkin Soup through to China and tried to get distance by making the foreground darker. Next, I stamped my chosen flowers onto smoothy card and painted them using the same 2 colours. I added them to my landscape, added depth by drawing around them with grey pen and used one of Ellen's sentiments to finish off.
I recommend making colour charts as it is so relaxing, therapeutic and above all, so useful for future reference. Also, it guarantees that your colours match beautifully... a bit like a prize everytime at the fair. I hope that I have inspired you in some way to play, create and enjoy the qualities of PaperArtsy frescos.
Thankyou for indulging me, Hazel Agnew, aka @craftroomgran and found on my blog "Mellifluous Meanderings"
Wow Hazel, the colour charts are such a great reference tool that's for sure! And I love how you have turned those swatches into a way to help you pick what to use for your other pieces too! Such an awesome idea! Great tips and tricks. Thankyou ~Leandra
We would love to see how you interpret this Colour Mixing topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #14: Colour Mixing, on this page HERE.
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