RECAP: Last week, we learned that only 3 pure pigments exist (Red, Blue, Yellow) and all other colours are derived from these 3 colours. Black is a mix of all these three primaries and white is the absence of colour.
Now we know how colour families are made, next we can change the colours by creating a tone, tint or shade.
Focusing on one colour family from the colour wheel we can change it by mixing in black or white. We will use the colours from the Series 1 Starter kit. Last week we learnt how to mix red and blue together to make violet.
Tints - by adding white to your violet you create a variety of tints. Like we did last week, begin with your violet and add white slowly. You don't think you are making a difference but when you paint a flower in the original shade of violet on the top, you begin to see how much it has changed.
Shades - by starting with the original violet and adding a little black each time, we create a variety of shades.
Tones - by adding black AND white to your original colour we begin to create tones.
We can measure these tints, tones and shades on a 'tonal scale' also known as a 'grey scale' or 'value scale' which becomes very useful when you want to put your own colour schemes together.
Using the tints and tones I decorated a box using our Delicate lace and Angel designs. Using these tints and tones gives it a completely different look!
The only colours I've used for the base here is Tomato red and baby blue to create Violet. The designs incorporate white and black to create tones and tints. There is no pure white used anywhere in the design - this shows how light and dark create the design.
"It is the contrast between light and dark that design happens" Helen Van Wyk
HOMEWORK: if we have inspired you have a go at creating your own project using one original colour and black and white to create tints and tones.
We hope you enjoyed today's Inspiration Sunday and look forward to seeing your projects over the weeks to come.