Rick196

Mixing Colors

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Rick196    0

How did you guys figure out what colors to mix together to make the colors you want. Is there a book that I can purchase or website that could help me? I have NO talent when it comes to mixing/making new colors and trial and error will end up in a lot more errors that successes. That maybe the way I have to go , just asking.

Thanks

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Bohica    10

How did you guys figure out what colors to mix together to make the colors you want. Is there a book that I can purchase or website that could help me? I have NO talent when it comes to mixing/making new colors and trial and error will end up in a lot more errors that successes. That maybe the way I have to go , just asking.

Thanks

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nova    54

How did you guys figure out what colors to mix together to make the colors you want. Is there a book that I can purchase or website that could help me? I have NO talent when it comes to mixing/making new colors and trial and error will end up in a lot more errors that successes. That maybe the way I have to go , just asking.

Thanks

Red and yellow make orange; is that what you're trying to find out? Do a Google search on mixing colors. There are several sites that will give you all the answers.

www.novalures.com

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hazmail    140

How did you guys figure out what colors to mix together to make the colors you want. Is there a book that I can purchase or website that could help me? I have NO talent when it comes to mixing/making new colors and trial and error will end up in a lot more errors that successes. That maybe the way I have to go , just asking.

Thanks

Rick- Try this site , scroll down and find all the colour formulas you could want. Pete

http://www.one-ring.co.uk/phpBB2/kb.php?mode=article&k=84

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Mordy    0

Have a search for color wheels or color mixing. The basic logic is that if you mix any two primary colors (red yellow or Blue) together you will get one of the secondary colors (orange green violet) Mix any secondary (say violet) with a primary (eg: red and you will get a tertiary color =red violet

Found this good article the other day on airbrushing, color and techniques, what fish like and.......

http://bustinbassbaits.com/Airbrushing2.html

Another way to give you some ideas is draw a grid on a board (like a checker board ) put a sample of each color you have down the right hand side and a sample of each color along the top (leaving the top right hand square empty.

Now where a horizontal grid meets a vertical grid it should be those to colors mixed.

You will end up with a whole row of every color mixed with one color (see link below)

http://www.isoverse.com/colorbook/KCBcolorchart.html

Makes a good reference just look up a color and move to the two outer edges and there you have it.

After a while you won't even need the chart :))))

good luck with it

Tony

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jrhopkins    147

go to Michaels or hobby lobby ( can't remember where i got it ) and ask about "Walter Foster color mixing recipes" book for oil or acrylic. over 450 color mixing combinations.

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mark poulson    1,702

And try just overspraying one color with another, but with a fine, thin coat. I find that works well to give baits metalic sheen without losing the underlying paint color, or to adjust a green to a chartruese.

Edited by mark poulson

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crankpaint    30

take 4 plus years of art class at $$$$ per class 3 class per year.... and then when it comes time to paint a lure shoot from the hip and just try diff. things

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crankpaint    30

Crank ......

Sounds like you did art classes ? Can I just drop by your place ?

Mike P.

have you seen the paint jobs on my lures yet you can see what art class got me...lol I joined the Coast Guard instead and turned wrenches for twenty years

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littleriver    75

go to Michaels or hobby lobby ( can't remember where i got it ) and ask about "Walter Foster color mixing recipes" book for oil or acrylic. over 450 color mixing combinations.

Hobby Lobby is the place. There today. For Ten dollars , a nice add. Thank you!

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Brent R    42

I bought ..."Walter Foster color mixing recipes....at Hobby Lobby like the one in the earlier post.....It was worth every penny......Thanks for the info.....JR

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