Saturday 14 April 2018

Complementary Colors- MMMC

This month at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog it is all about color!
Create a mixed media project using predominantly one Complimentary or Split Complimentary Color Scheme. Put your color theory hat on! Be sure to tell us what you used.

Here is a color wheel for you to reference. A Complimentary Pair are two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. A Split Complement is one color plus the two colors adjacent to its complement across the wheel. (For example, Red + Yellow-Green & Blue-Green.)

So I love color theory.  One of my favorite things is to use a color wheel to mix paint I find it so relaxing.  

I started with a tag sponged harlequin through a stencil with Impasto Crimson and aubergine mixed together.

Next color background start by painting on clear gesso.  Next I used Lindy's Jazzy Jivin Purple, Golden Doubloons, and wake me up before you gold.  I like to use the sprayer nozzle to splatter on some color then spray with water to dilute and move color around.  Dry with a heat gun, then repeat steps.  This makes the marbling effect.

Ink the edges with ground espresso distress ink, and add some texture with random stamping and black archival ink.  Cut some paper panels and ink the edges, layer together with ripped up cheesecloth in between layers.

Next fussy cut some butterflies and make a springtime cluster with flowers and butterflies.

Here is it all pulled together.  
Go have some fun!


  1. If this is how you use colour theory I'm not surprised you love it! Thank you for this fabulous inspiration at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - love, love, love this! Stunning art, thank you for inspiring me so much x