John Sanner

Paint mixing?

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Mixing colors isn't all that hard, but it does require you to have a little knowledge of color theory....Having a color wheel around can be helpful also.

Heres a flash video that does a great job explaining some basic mixing principals.....its made with the auto airbrusher in mind and uses House of Kolor opaqe basecoat paints, but the theory applies to waterbased paints as well......You should find it helpful. http://www.baa-direct.com/flv/3_day_course/Day3/3daycourse_day3.swf

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You can just Google color wheel - Google Image Search .

This will give you good images of the basics.

You just need to know that you start with the Primaries Blue, Yellow, and Red.

color_wheel.jpg

Then if you mix 2 of those evenly you will get the Secondary color that is between those.

If you mix a Primary color evenly with a Secondary color your will get the Tertiary color between them.

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Then if you mix 2 of those evenly you will get the Secondary color that is between those.

If you mix a Primary color evenly with a Secondary color your will get the Tertiary color between them.

Please don't take offense, but thats not exactly correct....the using equal amounts part that is.....For example...mixing equal amounts of yellow and blue will not give you the secondary color green......you'll get green alright but it'll be way to dark.....the reason being is that the darker blue is too overpowering for the lighter yellow so you can't use equal amounts. Always start with your lightest color and add small amounts of your darker color till you get the color your looking for.;)

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..... Always start with your lightest color and add small amounts of your darker color till you get the color your looking for.;)

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Hehe, that is about all i do for my colors now. I have all these premade colors but i can get a color that i like more just by mixing some of the primarie !:eek:. So If your gonna get some colors get just the basic ones, that is all you need;).

Goodluck, Jacob

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well i would say but it would mean certain death to three small pupies

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Go to the tcp global website and search for a color wheel like previusly mentioned it will be the best spent 5 bucks as far as colors go. With this wheel you can figure out any opaque color you will ever need. It really works.

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That's a great video.

I was trying to get a green pumpkin for my baby bass, and played around with an avacado green base, adding yellow and orange, and a little brown, but it was when I added red that I got the brownish green I was looking for.

Now, thanks to the video, I know why.

Mixing colors isn't all that hard, but it does require you to have a little knowledge of color theory....Having a color wheel around can be helpful also.

Heres a flash video that does a great job explaining some basic mixing principals.....its made with the auto airbrusher in mind and uses House of Kolor opaqe basecoat paints, but the theory applies to waterbased paints as well......You should find it helpful. http://www.baa-direct.com/flv/3_day_course/Day3/3daycourse_day3.swf

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great video. I am starting to understand now that I am not going to have to order a bunch of paint and mix colors to get what I want.

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JMHO, the only reason to custom mix paint is if you must have just the right shade for a particular bait. 'Mix or buy' is a question of convenience versus the bother and waste of custom mixing and storing colors. I'm of the "buy it and shoot it" school. Some nice effects can be done by layering transparent colors over one another, and I end up using less paint over time than if I were constantly mixing small batches of color for a few baits. I think any idea of "saving money on paint" by custom mixing is a red herring. You use up more paint in the long run.

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BobP,

I'm not a talented painter, and haven't really had much success layering paints.

I use mostly transparents, but my green pumpkin is a mix of opaque and transparents.

I can't figure out how to layer them to get the same color.

Maybe you could post a tutorial of how to achieve some of the layered colors you do.

Mark

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