Monday 3 December 2018

Colour Theme for Tando Creative

Welcome to a new week and the run up to Christmas. We have a colour theme over on the Tando blog this week and I chose to use one of the mini albums to alter but I also decided to do some colour mixing to get the colour tones I needed. 

I'm starting the week but there will be other projects appearing during the week.

I used the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and decided the cerulean blue was more or less spot on for the mid blue and titan buff also good for the creamy colour. For the other three - here is my colour swatch, I add a little at a time when mixing a new shade until I get the desired tones - not bad eh?

First seal both sides of the album with a good coat of gesso. After mixing your colours use a natural sponge to daub the colours onto the surface front ......

...... and back. 


Next scrape some gesso over using a palette knife.

Paint some of the Tando snowflakes with the cerulean blue and when dry blend a little prussian blue over the top using your finger. Do the same with some decoupage and then dip them in some distress glitter to add some sparkle.

Blend some brown distress ink around all the edges.
Mix tiny, tiny amounts of quinacridone gold and paynes grey with some matte medium and seal the whole album. The colour gives a light vintage/grungy effect.

Make yourself some pages - I used watercolour paper and sewed them onto the spine. 

Add a ribbon around the outside gluing it to the back so you can tie it up, finish with the snowflakes and words.

Voila a fabulous mini sketchbook for the winter.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week and .....



froebelsternchen said...

This is so beautiful! AMAZING and unique little booklet!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous winter booklet, beautiful textures and i lobe the colour combination.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The colors are amazing!! I love the beautiful snowflakes!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Gina said...

What a gorgeous and unusual colour palette!!! Love the journal XXX

Annie said...

Love the colours Brenda and thank you for sharing the process of your beautiful journal cover xx
Hugs Annie x

Words and Pictures said...

Those are really pretty colours - and I love your colour mixing chart. There's something about colour mixing charts, isn't there? I loved them before I got into any of this nonsense! Your finished album is really charming.
Alison x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! I love the colours and the album is a beauty. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Redanne said...

Oh Brenda, this is so beautiful!! I love the colours and those gorgeous snowflakes and I always enjoy seeing your process. Hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

A gorgeous pocket size sketchbook! Brenda. The colour palette is lush and those twinkly snowflakes add a wonderful wintry touch .

Hugs x

Brea said...

I love the colours and find the whole project inspiring. You make it look relaxingly simple. Thank you.