Years and years ago, "before the fire" I was a polymer clay artist. I LOVED it! But, it was extremely messy, and expensive so when the fire destroyed everything I chose not to get back into it...because I had all new carpet...and, it was expensive!
One of the things that I (FINALLY) learned after wasting lots of money trying to buy all the colors of clay is you really only need THREE! + White +Black. You can create the whole color wheel with the primaries and all the colors will blend beautifully together. Just don't try to throw in a different "red" (or blue, or yellow) into the mix, you have to stick with the SAME three primary colors.
Back then I used a formula to create each color 1 part blue + 1 part yellow =. What I did today was far less
formal, as you will see when you check out the tutorial I followed today:
Belinda Fireman over at "Drawn From the Fire" blog.
I pinned it back in December and finally decided to give it a go today. I love all of her paintings.
WAIT!!! Before you jump over there I want to show you an example of what I was talking about above... today I started with these three colors + white.
Look at what I got! LOVE!
I KNOW! Doesn't seem right does it? To start with only those three colors and end up with all this! BEAUTIFUL! I will definitely be doing more color mixing because I just love the results! These aren't actually finished, I want to add words, or something ???
Note how you could combine any colors from this pallet in a picture and they would look good together. That would not necessarily be true if you mixed a different red/blue to make purple...that purple probably wouldn't look good, all you internal alarms would go off because something just isn't right...stick with the original three.
Now you can go check out her blog and see her instructions.
THANK YOU BELINDA! for bringing it all back to me! I LOVE the tutorial!