Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Tips and Tricks Tuesday - Layering Colour

Hi there! So I thought it would be a good idea to build on what we learnt last time about choosing colour, and move on to the order in which we apply it.

It is usually best to work from the lightest colour, to the darkest colour.
This has three main benefits:
  1. Your work will have more dimension and impact - applying the colours the other way round can sometimes result in a more 'flat' seeming piece of work. 
  2. It allows you to cover up any mistakes you made in the previous layers - This has saved my projects on more than one occasion!
  3. It allows you to cover or 'knock back' colours that otherwise may have been too distracting.
TOP TIP: Break the rules sometimes! As you grow in confidence, don't be worried about breaking the rules, and experimenting for yourself. You may discover that the unconventional way of doing things is just the thing you need to finish off that project!

Above is an example project for you from way back in November! First we layered up the Daffodil Delight, under the much stronger More Mustard. those were then knocked back by layers of Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse and a touch of Early Espresso.

I hope you like the card - the design is one we were given at the Stampin' Up! convention in Mainz, Germany. This year convention is in MANCHESTER and I would love for you to be able to join me there! 

Why not join me during Sale-A-Bration and get to choose £162.50 of products from the catalogue for just £99? I have a growing team of ladies, and would love to have a no obligation chat with YOU!

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Happy Crafting


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