Color Theory – My Favorite Things Summer School – Session Two

Last week was the second week of Summer School at My Favorite Things. I missed the first week as I was travelling. On the way home, I was able to stop in My Favorite Things’ store in Eustis, FL and pick up my first batch of stamps and dies from them. Now that I’m starting to get caught up from the trip, I’m needing some cards, so figured I’d follow their program from last week.

*** MFT Note: All of my projects for lessons #6 – #10 are on this post. ***

The theme of this session was Color Theory.

Lesson #6 was on using the Gallon/Quart/Pint rule… (You can find it HERE). The rule uses a main color, less of a second color and a small dose of a third color. For my project, I chose to use a “gallon” of green, a “quart” of purple and a “pint” of orange…

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Don’t’cha just wanna tickle those cute little pedi-paws?!! >^.^<

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Supplies used:

  • MFT stamps I Knead You stamp set.
  • MFT stamps Heart Balloons stamps and dies
    • Note: for the little heart balloon, I just stamped the balloon bottom from a regular balloon onto the plain heart.
  • Color Box Petal Point Classic Pigment Ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Hampton Art green embossing powder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
  • Copic Markers E000, E02, YR02, YR04, YR07 & various ink colorless blender
  • Sakura Pigma Micron .005 black pen (paw pads)
  • DCWV card
  • Misc cardstock, twine, adhesive and 3d foam stickers

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Lesson #7  was on Complementary Colors (wYou can find it HERE). Complimentary colors are found directly opposite on another on a color wheel (like this one copied from MFT’s site):

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For my project, I chose to use a blue-green and red-orange combo…

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For the background, I first stamped the Lace Background in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I spritzed Turquoise Blue and Coral Glimmer Mist across opposite corners and wiped the excess off with a baby wipe.

It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s all very shiny!

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Supplies used:

  • MFT stamps Lace Background stamp
  • MFT stamps Heart Balloons stamp set (sentiment (cut))
  • Versamark ink
  • Joann’s Craft Essentials clear embossing powder
  • Stampendous PEARLustre #218 Sapphire
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Turquoise Blue and Coral
  • Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles die
  • DCWV card
  • Misc cardstock, ribbon and adhesives.

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Lesson #8 was on Primary Colors… (you can find it HERE). Using only Red, Yellow and Blue… of course, they mix together to form the secondary colors (green, orange and purple). I did something similar to the demo video, but switched it up a little…

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Today was my first day using a technique I learned elsewhere… after coloring a critter with Copic markers, you can wet a fuzzy rag with Various Ink Colorless Blender and gently press it to your critter for a more realistic fur coat. I’m still getting the hang of it. I will say that for me, so far, it only works if I’m cutting the critter out because they bleed badly. But the end result is kind of nifty:

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Supplies used:

  • MFT stamps Small Brick Wall stencil
  • MFT stamps I Knead You stamp set
  • MFT stamps You wag My Tail stamp set
  • Color Box Petal Point Classic Pigment Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
  • Sakura Pigma Micron .005 black pen
  • Copic Markers BG15, E000, E02, E31, E33, E37, G02, G04, G09, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR24 & Various Ink Colorless Blender
  • DCWV card
  • Tombow Adhesive Dots
  • Misc. cardstock & adhesive

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Lesson #9 was on Secondary Colors… (You can find it HERE) Secondary colors are in between the primary colors on the color wheel. They are orange (a combination of red and yellow), green (a combination of blue and yellow), and purple (a combination of red and blue).

For this project, I used watercolors in the secondary colors to make a background plus some splatters, and then used the colors again as accents…

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I used the rag again to add a fur-like texture to the dog, Wink of Stella to make his color shine and Glossy Accents to give him a wet nose…

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These watercolors aren’t exceptionally bright, but they shine nicely!

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Supplies used:

  • MFT stamps You wag My Tail stamp set
  • Yasutomo Metallic Watercolors
  • Memories Artprint Brown Dye Ink – note: this worked ok for the Copics, but bled terribly when I added the Verious Ink Colorless Blender… I won’t use it again!
  • Copic Markers E000, E33, YR02, YR21, YR24 V15
  • Wink of Stella
  • Glossy Accents
  • Sakura Pigma Micron .01 Brown Pen
  • DCWV card
  • Tombow Glue Dots
  • Misc. cardstock & adhesives

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Lesson #10 was on Monochromatic color schemes. (You can find it HERE)  Colors that are monochromatic (which, they said, is from the Greek word parts mono (meaning “single”) and chromato (meaning “color”)) are of similar saturations and hues with different shades of the same color. It all depends on the amount of white or black added to the color.

Here’s the color wheel I copied from MFT stamp’s post:

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For my project, I chose to use shades of pinks/corals…

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Supplies used:

  • MFT stamps Flamingos dies
  • Spellbinders Lace Hearts dies
  • Copic Markers R20, R22, R32, R35
  • Zig Chalk Writer – white
  • Sharpie – black
  • Sakura Pigma Micron .005 black pen
  • DCWV card
  • Misc. cardstock, ribbon, lace, pearl flowers, & adhesives.

That was the end of this week of Summer School at My Favorite Things on Color Theory. I learned a lot and had fun. I hope you did, too! If you want to play along, you can enter your projects showing what you learned on any of the day’s posts until noon EDT on July 24th. They will have prizes! : )

I look forward to their next class!

One final pic… a pretty little park at the end of the street where MFT stamps is located in Eustis, FL…

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The next time I’m visiting my aunt in Sanford, I may have to go back and stock up on some more goodies and do some sight-seeing! : )

Thanks for stopping by today. I should have more pics from the trip posted soon…. stay tuned!

– D.Ann

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