Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BBArtisans March Challenge - tinted colors

Pruitt Creations' square breast cancer pillow, pink ribbon
Tinted colors are colors mixed with white, which increase their lightness.  They have been toned down or softened.  This March for our BBArtisans' Monthly Challenge, Linda (Pruitt Creations) challenges us to explore color in terms of tint.  I decided to experiment and see what happens when I add white to some of the products I use everyday.

At first I tried some acrylic paint and my modeling paste.  But the (off-white) paste didn't break down like I thought it would.


So I decided to use my Dylusion's ink sprays, which are always fun to play with.  I just got a bottle of white ink spray, something new Dylusion sells.  Although most of my ink sprays are light in the first place, the colors softened when I sprayed white over them.  So it's true - white added to regular colors result in tinting!


original
 Here's another example with some photography.  I looked for the brightest page in my current art journal, and with the magic of photography, I tinted one of the images.



You can see it much better, side by side. The white really took away the impact of the page, toning it down.  Even though I'm not too enthusiastic about bright colors, I like the brighter photo better here.  

7 comments:

Memories for Life said...

Those sprays are fun! And the white is a great addition to your colors.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Very nice answer to the challenge! And I see your new bookmark sneaked in -- love it!

Abby / Linda said...

I love tints, but I am finding that I have to have the right project for them. Haven't tried those ink sprays yet but I see lots of people are using them! And . . .thanks for the link, too!

Rose said...

The green is so refreshing this time of year! It's fun to see what you did with the sprays.

Judy Nolan said...

I think I agree with you that I like your brighter colors betters than when you spray with white...but I suspect it really depends on the project. Good for you for tackling this month's BBA Challenge this way, though!

Erika said...

Sprays are great and a big part of my art that is now being sold in a local shop. I like what you did with the tinting on the last photo.

Splendid Little Stars said...

It looks like you had lots of fun playing around! and inspiring Challenge!

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