Saturday, September 29, 2018

OCC Colour Theory Day 1 - Bright Lights

I've been doing the OCC Colour Theory Class with Debby Hughes, and I'm really enjoying pushing outside my colour boundaries.  You know how it is, you grab the same few colours every time because they 'go' and you like them.  But what about all those other poor neglected colours?  It's about time they took their rightful place alongside the faves, and this is the course that will make me do it.

Well, I'm pushing outside my colour boundaries, but I can't get beyond using Distress Inks.  I got my pan watercolours out, I got my tube watercolours out, looked at them and put them back in favour of my Distress Inks.  Can't break the habit.

We started off by making a colour wheel using the three primary colours, then making secondary and tertiary colours.  I used the nearest colours to primary: Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade and Blueprint Sketch, then made my secondaries and tertiaries.

Some of those new colours looked familiar, so I matched them with the nearest colours of existing Distress Inks so that I wouldn't have to mix them.

Which then prompted me to do something I've been meaning to do for ages - a full colour swatch chart of Distress Inks.  Easy peasy with the minis, just stamp them and add water.

Haven't done my homework for secondary and tertiary colours yet, but I'm entering my primary one into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


  1. I took an online class just like this 2 or 3 years ago and still have my color wheel up above my craft table. But what an awesome idea to use your DI's instead of tube or pan inks. I will be printing your page for an inspiration to make my own DI color wheel and a swatch chart with DI's. TFS and inspiring me, my friend. Hugs...

    1. P.S. Loved your Christmas Lights using your Primary colors. So Merry and Bright:-) Hugs..

  2. Really lovely card and love that it's not in the traditional Christmas colours, it's so different! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  3. love your wonderful card....those christmas lights are fabulous!

  4. Merry and bright, indeed, Shirley ... and bold and striking! I too did this class ... just haven't had chance to do any homework yet! Hugs, Anita :)