Thursday, July 21, 2011

Making Primary Colors Work For Your Projects

Back when we were in school, we were taught about the "Primary Colors."  Red, Blue and Yellow.  These are the colors that are the base for all other colors.  When we think about the primary colors, we automaticly think bright child like colors.  These colors are easy to work with because we know the mood and message that we are sending...Disney Scrapbook Layouts, School Day Layouts, Children's Birthday Cards.  But this doesn't have to be the case.  There are tints and shades to every color.  When we "tint" a color, the color is lighted by having white added.  When we shade a color, we have darkened it by adding black.  The primary colors are easiest to work with because they are the foundation of the color wheel.  (We'll talk more about that later).  But the primary colors don't have to be childlike and bright.
If you look closely at this card, you'll see that I have used Primary Colors.  The red is tinted with white, the blue has been darken and the yellow is slightly lightened with white.  I don't think this card looks childlike one bit.  What do you think?  By using the basic primary colors in a project, you can easily make a project that will coordinate every time.  I will talk more later about the color wheel and how to always select colors that will complement your creations.

By the way, Close To My Heart Convention is over and the dust is beginning to settle.  There are so many exciting things to tell you a brand new Cricut Cartridge!  I will share more in a later post.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Cel said...