Welcome to another StencilGirl Stencil Hop!
I was a little nervous thinking about this color wheel stencil
designed by Pam Carriker for StencilGirl....
Primary Secondary Tertiary Stencil S115
I mean a color wheel is a color wheel, right?
As soon as I opened my envelope with new stencils
I traced the image three times on this open spread.
I had never made a color wheel before.....
I figured it was easy, right?
And I was going to play!
|I used Posca Pens here. I didn't have every color to complete it.|
But these pens are really opaque and gave me a great start.
it's not as easy as it looks!!!
Blending all the shades of each color was hard.
I was not completely happy with this playing.
I like how it turned out .....
but I am not happy with the color wheels themselves.
The color blending was not as accurate as I had wanted.
Does that make sense?
I put the color wheel stencil away for awhile.
It needed more thought.
Fast Forward four weeks later......
I am not THAT much of a perfectionist....
but I knew I could do better.
I knew my blending abilities were about to be tested though!
I traced a couple more wheels....in a Strathmore book this time....
...got some scrap papers ready to go....
...and got started.
Can you believe it took several hours to blend these colors?
But what a relief!
It turned out much better than the first spread.
And I have to tell you...I am not touching this one.
I started to fill in the tertiary colors...
then I thought... no way!
One great color wheel is enough.
What else can be done with this great stencil?
A stencil is really a frame... a skeleton....
a beginning... an outline...
I went into my Daily and my Teach Books.....
This is a versatile stencil.
I love it!
It is a great 'frame' for a medallion or a mandala.
But I am really in love with that second attempt
at an accurate color wheel...
the one I was kind of dreading to do......
But so Glad I did!
What a great tool it will be!
Now go see what the other Hop Artists have done with Pam's stencils.
And I challenge You to make an awesome color wheel too!
Thanks for visiting!
Happy Arting Today!