First we have to start with our Primary colors. Those are the colors you use to make the rest of the colors on the color wheel. They are Blue, Red and Yellow. When you mix them you get the remaining colors. If you mix all 3 Primary together you get black. Or a muddy color. If you want to deepen any color you add small amounts of black to lighten you add white. To tone down you add grey. Tints, Tones and Shading we will discuss in another tute. Today we are going to just stick with the wheel.
For my project I chose to use a AJ page and we are going to explore this. Come on and follow along with me!
First I prime my pages with some Gesso so my colors don't bleed through to the other sides of the pages.
I also add in a little bit of texture.. Not to much because I want my focus to be color. I used some drywall tape and edge my project and cover it with some gesso too.. Gonna be hard to see but it's there.
Now we need to wet the surface after all the gesso has dried with some water. This will allow the colors to flow together. That is what we want to achieve our color wheel. Now it's a line straight across but the effect is the same.
Now for our Primary Colors. I used Lindy's Rizzo's Rowdy Red Flat fabio for my red, and Afternoon Delight Denim starburst for my blue. For my Yellow I used 13 Arts Chalk Lemon. Red and Yellow make orange. Yellow and blue make Green. Red and blue make purple..
I seemed to have forgot to snap pics of the next step so do this.. First start in the middle and spray your yellow. I went down the seams on mine for the yellow. Outside edges mist the red. On the right hand side mist blue down between the yellow and red. It should look like this when your done..
I laid a TCW mask over the top of both of the pages while wet. But you can see the other hues now. The oranges, Greens, and Purple. While it was still wet I laid a paper towel over the top of the mask to soak up excess.
I added a smidge more water after I lifted the towel to blend the colors a little more. But NOT A LOT. Here is where we are at now..
Reds, Oranges, and Yellows on one side. Which are also known as warm colors..
Using the distress blending in Yellow from side to side blue edging over to the yellow and purple side and reds on the edges.. Just a smidge more water to help blend.. You can really see those colors POP. Here is the pic of that..
Now I used the Stazon for the Masking part I used only the Red Stazon, but if I had used the other 2 colors I would have used them where they are on my page already. Added a bit of stamping, some die cuts, trim and Wha La A journal page is born!
Thank you for Joining me today! Hope you enjoyed!!
Lindy's Rizzo's Rowdy red, Afternoon Denim Delight
13 Arts Lemon Yellow chalk
13 Arts Feel Free Stencil
Crafters Workshop Stencils
Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door
Creative Embellishments Stamp
Decoart Stencil Typewriter