NCT Jun 2015-3aSo, today we are going to look at what happens when you mix Premo! Wisteria with neutrals - Pearl, Ecru and  Gold (for good measure and I'm always fascinated with Gold). We've learned before (hellow Peacock) that sometimes when you mix out a color with Pearl, you get a surprising end color.  The Peacock Pearl mix  ended up with a pale green when mixed with a larger amount of Pearl. So I was curious if Wisteria would suddenly become another color when mixed with a larger amount of Pearl.  I was guessing it would go pinkish and I (as usual) guessed wrong.  In fact, it becomes a neutral color, almost like a grey!

 

 

 

NCT Jun 2015-3b

 

Once again, the Wisteria becomes almost a neutral color when mixed with a larger quantity of Ecru - the 2E/1W is almost taupe color while the 4W/1E tones down the perky brightness of the original Wisteria, but remains comfortably in the purple family.

 

 

 

 

NCT 2015-4aI'm always curious what is going to happen when you mix a color with Gold, but I did NOT expect to get a rich Antique Gold by mixing Gold 1:1 with Wisteria! And the 2W/1G mix is even leaning heavily into the Bronze territory! Even the 2G/1W mix is an excellent way to slightly tone down the Gold, which could be beneficial if you are using a cooler palette, such as Peacock Pearl, Purple Pearl or even the new Graphite Pearl.  I think it would also have a lot of use in Steampunk design where you don't want the metallics to appear too bright and shiny.  I think those first two mixes are going to be important in creating bezels that compliment the cab color, but don't take away from the color.  For instance an orange-ish cab would look great in the 2G/1W mix bezel or even the 1:1.  A Spanish Olive/Leaf Green toned cab would look great in the 1:1 mix bezel.  Hmmm, I'm going to have to do some more experiments here!

 

Check out all the New Color Tuesday mixes on one page at:  https://www.sculpey.com/wp/project/mixing-colors/  I just looked at this page and there are LOADS of colors on there!!

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