Have you ever been in the middle of a project and couldn't find just the right color of ink to color a flower or some other image? Or wanted a shade in between 2 colors you are using? That just happened to me the other day and I thought, why not invent my own color. So that's what I did using the Stampin'Up! Ink Refills. I was looking for a pretty purple with a bit of red and about a medium shade.
Here's what I did:
- Since I wanted a medium shade--I went to the Bold & Subtle color families. Now remembering back to my elementary grades when we experimented mixing colors...I remember that red and blue = purple. So I selected Melan Mambo and Marina Mist ink refills.
- Using a clear block I mixed an equal number of drops of Melan and Marina. Note: working in a clear block keeps the ink in one puddle and avoids wasting ink.
- I used an Aquapainter and tried it out on a piece of white cardstock! AWESOME!!!
Here's a sample of what I started with (one each end) and what I ended up with (in the middle)
- In case I want this color again, I used a piece of white cardstock and "painted" the beginning 2 colors and the resulting colors and noted that I used equal amounts. Be sure to write the name of the ink refills that you use above the painted area.
Note: if you wanted the color to be bluer--then try adding another drop of blue--keep track of the drops that you use so you can repeat it if you need additional ink or want it again for a future project.
Below is a color chart with overlapping colors that you can use to guide you when you are mixing colors to achieve just the right shade that you need.
Let me know when you try this out and what colors you used and what color resulted! Leave me a comment.
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