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Monday, October 15, 2012

Color Reference Tags

You know, you don't always need the pressure of accomplishing an objective, to be creative. Sometimes it's fun to focus on learning more about technique or about the properties of your tools, or about color. This week, I'm focusing on learning more about using color! I'm using inks but you can use paint or color pencils to make your set of reference tags!

After I stopped the video, I realized that I had switched the covers on Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers. So the tag in the video is Stormy Sky and Salty Ocean! So I did a tag the right way with Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean and put the two side by side here in the photo below so you can see the way it is supposed to look compared to the one I did in the video. There is a big difference!

Here is a photo of the card I showed you also!

The Base and the skull are on pop dots and the clear dome is slid under the top edge of the base and glued only on the edge not showing. This is my version of a card that I beleive was made by Shelly Hickox.


Stephanie Rodgers said...

Your video was a great lesson in colors! That's what I usually have trouble with. I always end up using the same color scheme, so I'm going to take your advice and make a swatch of color combos. Could you please email me the color wheel at, so I have it on my computer? Thanks so much!

Cindi E said...

thanks so much, Stephanie...I emailed the color wheel to you!

Anonymous said...

Hello: I'm on the ATT Group also and just watched your video and found it very educational. I would love the color wheel e-mailed to me when you have the time to do that. My address is: Thank you in advance for this courtesy.

Cindi E said...

Thanks, Emily...the color wheel is on its way to you now!

Snowflakescrapper said...

Thanks for the time you took to do the video. I too belong to ATT group. But i just noted the color combinations. What a great idea. I'd be interested in a copy if your color wheel. Please send to: thanks

Cindi E said...

Snow...thanks so much, I love doing these videos! Your color wheel is on its way to you, ASAP!