Learn how to mix additional colors and turn your 12 colors into 36!
(The Photo above shows lime, turquoise, cobalt, pumpkin and tangerine)
Your purchase of the Luna Jayne 12-Color Glitter Gel Pen Set includes a Bonus guide for creating 24 additional colors. This downloadable pdf is delivered in your thank you email 2 days after you receive your pen set. It’s called “Make More Colors!” and includes an Artist Mixing Chart showing you which 2 colors to mix together to create a new color.
The additional colors are: Aqua, Berry, Brick, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cobalt, Copper, Grape, Ice Blue, Lime, Mauve, Metal, Midnight, Mustard, Ocean, Olive, Periwinkle, Pumpkin, Rose, Spice, Strawberry, Tangerine, Turquoise and Violet. And you can use your imagination to create even more!
Luna Jayne’s uniquely concentrated gel ink makes color mixing easy. The free-flowing almost “painting” quality of the pens make color mixing fun. And as an artist-colorist, it’s wonderful to realize you can use these 12 pens to expand your color selection by creating just about any color you desire!
The Mixing Process
1. Choose a New Color: Looking at the Mixing Chart, find a color you would like to create. For example, say you would like to create Lime.
2. Find the Two Colors to Mix Together: Find Lime on the list of 24 color names under the chart. It will say Lime Green Yellow. This means you will use the green pen ink and yellow pen ink to create the new Lime color.
3. Mix the Two Colors: To combine the inks, lay down the first listed color. In this instance of Lime Green Yellow, Green is listed first. So color in with Green first, then color in with Yellow second. This will produce the new Lime color.
Tips for Success
1. Use this process to create each new color on the Mixing Chart. The vertical row colors are always listed as the first colors to lay down. The horizontal row colors are always listed as the second colors to lay down.
2. When creating new colors, usually the darker of the 2 colors is laid down first. For Lime Green Yellow, Green is darker than Yellow. This works best, so consider it when experimenting on your own to create even more colors.
3. There are also ways to create lighter or darker shades of the new color. For instance you can create a lighter shade of Lime or a darker shade of Lime, depending on how light handed you apply the ink.
A. To create a lighter shade version, lay down the first color VERY lightly, but still solid. Just use a very light hand. For instance, when creating Lime, lay down the Green ink with a very light hand so less ink is applied to the page. Then overlay with Yellow ink. The result will be a light version Lime.
B. To create a darker shade version, lay down the first color with a regular hand. For instance when creating Lime, lay down the Green ink with a regular hand so the normal amount of ink is applied to the page. Then overlay with yellow ink. The result will be a darker version of Lime.
4. Another way to create shade versions is to mix the 2 colors either wet or dry.
A. For wet mixing, lay down the first color, then immediately apply the second color. The 2 inks will mix instantly and usually the result will be a lighter shade version. Be sure to do this mixing in very small patches at a time to avoid over- saturation. If over-saturation does occur and rippling results, a quick fix is to “press” the picture under a stack of books for a while.
B. For dry mixing, lay down the first color and allow it to dry completely. Then apply the second color. This will usually result in a darker shade version. You can press your picture under a stack of books between color applications when mixing, between coloring sessions, and when finished. This trick will ensure your page is perfectly flat and beautiful for photography if you would like to share it on posts.
We hope this information helps you succeed in all your color mixing endeavors! Enjoy!