Sunday 9 October 2022

2022 Topic 14 : Colour Study: Triads {by Nikki Acton} with Scrapcosy stamps

Hi everyone, it's Nikki (Addicted to Artwith you today, and I'm here to share with you some layered Christmas cards using a selection of stamps designed by Scrapcosy.

As Keren explained in the launch post to our Colour Study on Triads we are using colours that are separated on our colour wheel by 1,2 or 3 segments. My chosen colours ended up 2 segments apart, and so they are less influenced by the blue, cool side of the colour wheel. I selected some colours that I hoped would work for some simple cards - and it's always good to get a few Christmas cards made early! 

I began by establishing my colour scheme. I selected a 'red', 'blue' and 'yellow' PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Mulled WineA Bit Fishy and Haystack. I completed the colour wheel before deciding on which of the segments to use.

I have highlighted my options with the asterisks (segments 1, 7, 10) also seen in the swatched circles. I knew I would need to come back to mixing more colour on another day - so I gave myself a quick reminder of how to mix them from the primaries. The colour wheel always reveals its secrets, maybe in the future I might even choose 3 differnt combinations from this wheel. It's so good to have swatches of these colours. 
I didn't try it, but I am pretty sure if I mixed these 3 colours together while wet I would get mud! The theory is if you mix 2 coloours opposite each other on the wheel you will make some kind of brown. But I was mixing just 2 of these 3 colours in the required proportion to create the selected colours. 

Out came the trusty gel plate in order to build some layers! For some prints I just brayered the colour over the plate and pulled the print. For the green I used one of my favourite (and simplest) methods of adding scrunched paper over the painted gel plate before taking the print.

I combined 2 colours on some prints by adding each colour individually to the gel plate and building up the layers on the print - I do this by taking the plate to the paper - so I can selectively add colour in different places. I used PaperArtsy Stencil PS074 (Scrapcosy) for these prints.

I selected some groups of prints to work together - ensuring all 3 colours were in each card.

Next I stamped and fussy cut the bauble and bow from PaperArtsy Stamp Set ESC08 by Scrapcosy. The ink was very close to the Mulled WIne paint, so that was a great way to reinforce the chosen colour combination.

I also added some stars to my base layer - sponging a little Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Chalk using PaperArtsy Stencil PS264 (Scrapcosy).

Having adhered by layers onto the small (4x4 inches) cards - I started playing with positioning. I stamped my greetings - one from ESC08 and the other from PaperArtsy Stamp Set ESC29 (Scrapcosy).

You can hopefully see the gold twine I added underneath the bauble and bow - for a bit of Christmas bling!
And the paint spatters on both focal points for some added interest and to tie in with the white card base.

These colour studies are great for challenging me to use different colours to my normal go-to. I am really pleased with how these worked together! Give it a go - it's great to experiment.



PaperArtsy said...

Thanks Nikki these are so beautiful and I really enjoyed the 2 segment spacing too!

Words and Pictures said...

The muted earthiness gives a lovely vintage look to Scrapcosy's fab bauble and bow. Nice work on the squeezed triad!
Alison x