- Contrast Prompts + Sidekick
- Contrast Inspir-action
- How to weave with paper
- Creating contrast by juxtaposing moods
- Combining warm and cool colours to create contrast
- How to use a gelli plate to create faces
- Obscuring journaling with mixed media layers
- How to combine contrasting media
- Masking and resist techniques
- Repurposing small pieces of old artworks
- How to use scale to create contrast
- How to paint intuitively
- How to paint faces in your art journal
- How to work with negative space
Combining warm and cool colours to create contrast
The first video is available to you so that you can become more comfortable with the idea of using warm and cool colors for contrast. In this video, we’ll discuss what exactly makes a color “warm” or “cool,” and I’ll be showing you some examples of how I’ve used warm and cools colors for contrasting layers in my own art. In the second video, I will walk you through creating a background and a foreground, each consisting of only warm or cool colors. You’ll also learn some techniques that I use, such as a dry brush effect over dried gel medium, and varying the saturation of my primary image versus my supporting images.
- Acrylic paint: 1-3 warm colors, all of similar hues
- Acrylic paint: 1-3 cool colors, all of similar hues
- Acrylic paint: white and black
- Collage material containing either warm or cool tones
- Adhesive: Gel medium, glue, or Mod Podge
- Palette or mixing bowl for paint
- Paint brush, dip pen, credit card, and other utensils
- Pens, markers, ink, and other mark making mediums in previously chosen colors
I hope that you feel inspired to play around with some warm and cool colors now! Your art and journal spreads can be as simple as you want them to be, so feel free to make more than one page with this combination in mind! The image below is what my page ended up looking like; I hope that you share with us how your pages turn out, too!
Following along with the second video, create an art journal page that has either a warm or cool color scheme for the background and uses the opposite types of hues for the foreground imagery.
EmK Wright is a self taught artist with a passion for creating. She finds her true love in between the pages of her art journals, where she has been expressing herself for about 13 years.