Friday, December 26, 2014

Mix100 tone hue shade tint

It is hard to believe that Splitcoaststampers is having it's 100 mixability challenge today. It is a challenge to play with tone hue shade and tint. THIS ARTICLE really helped me to define these terms and helped me decide what to do for the challenge. 

I took a bottle of paint called. "Laguna" it is a turquoise colored paint. I poured 4 puddles of the paint onto an acetate report folder. To one puddle I added white paint. To another I added black paint. and To still another I added both white and black and I left one puddle alone.  I took a piece of cardstock that I had printed a digital grunge paper in black and grays. I wanted to add the colors to this grunge paper but not in small brushstrokes, So I took a paper towel and dipped it into the puddles. I pounced the paint on a scrap piece first to get most of the paint off and to let the texture of the paper towel show through the paint. I did this with all four puddles of the paint.

This photo shows the painted grunge cardstock.

My good friend Debra gave me a butterfly stamp for Christmas. She knows how much I love butterflies. I love that it has script at the bottom of the stamp. I stamped it using black stazon ink. I watercolored the butterfly and greenery. I also watercolored the script. I tried to match the four colors on the background with my watercolor. To get the difference in watercolor you add more water to make it lighter instead of using white paint. When this panel was dry I went around the edges with a gold Sharpie metallic marker. I added gold fabric paint to the butterfly and I added  smooch to the four corners. I finished my card off with some black cardstock, gold thread and cheesecloth. 


  1. Stunning techniques...course, I LOVE the butterflies. This is beautiful, MariLynn!

  2. What a stunning card MariLynn - love your use of colour and texture - the butterflies are the perfect accent and contrast!

  3. Wow, these are so beautiful, I love them.