Friday, January 11, 2019

Distress Oxide Color Wheel

Hi, it's Jody here at Floppy Eared Farm.  I have a super quick blog sharing a color wheel made with Tim Holtz' Distress Oxide inks.  I used Squeezed Lemonade, Candied Apple and Mermaid Lagoon. Those happen to be my favorite yellow, red and blue! I first took a look at various color wheels and found the simplest one to use as a reference.

I started on top with the squeezed lemonade.  I then added the candied apple and then the mermaid lagoon to start my wheel.  Next, I started mixing the colors to get new shades.  For example, I mixed the mermaid lagoon and the candied apple to get that beautiful violet color at the bottom of the wheel. I just went around the wheel adding more of one color and filled in the wheel all the way around.  I just love all these shades I can make with 3 colors!

I also tried it with mustard seed, barn door and faded jeans.  I love doing this exercise with new products and different shades of yellow, red and blue.  Like most, I have a crafting budget so I love when I can make the most out of what I have already.  I hope this inspires you to get messy and start mixing your own colors.  

I also created a process video to accompany this blog post. Check it out below.

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