Tuesday 18 October 2022

2022 Topic 14 : Colour Study: Triads {by Kate Yetter} with Seth Apter stamps

Hi everyone, it's Kate (Kate Yetter – Musings, Tea and Drippy Paint) with you today, and I'm here to share with you a card using a selection of stamps designed by Seth Apter.

I am really drawn to Seth's Grungy look, but of course I love my color. I thought a card using inspiration from my own color wheel would be the perfect pairing along with these grungy stamps.

I started by printing out my color wheel and gathering the 3 primary colors that I wanted to work with. I chose Fresco Finish acrylic paints in Bubble GumChina and Key Lime. While they generally follow the Magenta, Blue & Yellow color expected of primaries, they are just just a little different, making for an interesting color wheel.

I used a glass plate to mix my paints.

I should have used better paper, but basic copy paper is what I had on hand so that did the trick. Aren't those colors pretty?

When trying to decide what colors to work with, I decided on a triad of tertiary colors, 1 space apart: positions 2, 4 & 6 on the wheel, this gave me an apricot, rusty pink, and a deep purple.

I chose white cardstock as the card base and kraft paper as the frame.

I started by layering my ephemera, book paper and an old tea bag.
Grunge Paste is one of my favorite ways to add instant texture. Using a PaperArtsy stencil, PS234 by Tracy Scott, I added the paste, dried it, and then added a watered-down version of one of my tertiary colors (#2), from my color wheel.

To finish off the background, I stamped images from Seth Apter's new stamp set, ESA32.

After completing my color wheel, I saved the excess paint of the chosen tertiary colors. Using a credit card, I scraped it onto cardstock, which I used as a background for stamping. For my focal, I chose the letter circle from Seth Apter's set ESA31, perfect to cut apart and/or layer.


I layered the stamps and added a bit of fiber and washi tape for more texture.

I had a lot more fun than I thought with my homemade color wheel. As I said above, next time I would use cardstock to prevent wrinkling but really you can use any white paper you have on hand. I admit, most times I am too lazy to mix colors but I loved this challenge and I know I will try it again. I hope you will give it a try. As you can see, my primary colors are not so primary, so just get creative!


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