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Video: Colorful Ink Layering | How to Select Delightful Color Combinations

Jun 24, 2024 Karen Brown

Hello fellow crafters, Karen Brown here with a new how-to video! I am excited to dive into the world of layering stencils, specifically focusing on how to select analogous colors that will bring harmony to your designs. Do you struggle selecting colors? Taking a quick peek at your color wheel can assist in making cardmaking projects that are both visually pleasing and polished. So let's get started!

If you are having trouble viewing this video, please watch HERE on YouTube.

Today we will be using Hero Arts beautiful new Color Layering Tile Stencils. This set comes with 4 stencils that are extremely easy to line up. I thought it would be fun to use two different analogous color palettes and I applied some Hero Paste for added interest.  

I started with a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" panel of Deluxe Smooth White Cardstock. For Card #1 I used Lemon Drop, Creamsicle and Taffy inks. For my top layer, I applied Gold Hero Gold Paste for a pop of shine and shimmer. 

On Card #2, I selected Pool Party, Splash and Blue Hawaii inks. For my top layer, I custom blended White Hero Paste with a combination of Blue Hawaii and Pool Party.

Both cards are perfect for summer! Card 1 is bright and festive and Card 2 is calm and serene. It's interesting how color selection can change the tone of your cards. To see all my tips and process details, please watch the video.

My sentiments were die cut using two sentiment strips from the Hooray Birthday Cover Plate. I used Nautical and Coral cardstock.

Other helpful supplies were my Palette Knife, Blending Brushes, Compact Cutter, Precision Glue and Magnetic Storage Envelopes

Happy crafting everyone!

1 Responses

Dena Saslaw Schwartz

Dena Saslaw Schwartz

June 25, 2024

Thank you Karen for sharing this video. I love what you created and will find the right stencil I have so that I can make a card.

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