Sunday 31 July 2016

2016 #14 Colour Mixing Part 2 {by Liz Borer}

Topic 14: Colour Mixing

Isn't it nice to have a blog post with dessert, so here's a little bit extra on the side for your Sunday evening! Liz takes her theory from the previous post to the next stage with an extra notebook for you....

Here's Liz again...

Hi again Everyone!

So having shown you ideas about colour mixing, here's what you can do with all the little puddles of colour that you've made. 

Here's a couple of ideas....

Firstly mix the colours with a little water so that they blend together and tap them down randomly with the brush almost flat to the card to create teardrop shapes (1). Start adding a darker colour (2). and keep adding more darker colours

Keep tapping the brush to blend the colours together. 

I used this idea with blues on one side and then did the same with pinks on the other side to create a background. 

Then I added some stamped images, some onto the background and some on separate card (and then cut out) to decorate the card.

I've then used this as a cover for a book to keep all my colour swatches together.

Another idea is to just tap the colours onto card. In this example I have created elongated triangles randomly on the card. I kept adding colours, using brighter and lighter colours in the front until I liked the effect. 

I used this piece of card to make some tags.

Same stamps were used as before. 

I hope that these examples have given you some ideas about colour mixing. 

If you make colour charts like mine why not create a book to keep them in for future reference. 

Bye for now, I'll be back soon. 


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.

All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post.

All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Colour Mixing link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Aug 7th 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

wow, these look great! I really love the piece with all the colours on, it looks like a field of flowers.

Fliss said...

These look absolutely beautiful Liz and I especially like the second piece which looks like a wild meadow and makes such stunning tags.
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
Fliss xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Another really informative post. Really enjoyed it. Lx

Julie Lee said...

More wonderful colours and tips! Thanks once again Liz! xx

Etsuko said...

Beautiful the book cover and cards, this mixing colours are so exciting!! xx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous book cover and great ideas for using your methods Liz. I love the piece you used for the tags too. Really beautiful results!

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Yummy colour mixes, you are the your book cover. Xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous inspiration and ideas...Thank you x