Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Links from Saturday's Gelli Plate USTREAM

Last Saturday (March 30th) we had a special USTREAM class on Color Theory and the Gelli Arts Printing Plate. It was a ton of fun, and we covered a lot of ground.

You can watch the entire class over on USTREAM: Color Theory & Gelli Plate 101.

The first part of the class focused on Color Theory. We went over the difference between color, hue, tint, tone, shade and pigment. We talked about the color wheel in detail, including how to read and tips and tricks for mixing colors with consistent results every time.
In the second part of the class, we applied what we learned about color to the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate to create some custom backgrounds for cards, tags and more!

I gave out a lot of links during the class, and I wanted to post them all here for a quick reference as well:

Color Wheel: Color Scheme Designer

Color Palette Inspiration: Design Seeds

Paint Mixing Guide: Claudine Hellmuth Color Chart

Clay Mixing Guide: Martha Stewart Crafts Color Chart

Thanks so much for coming to our special USTREAM class and for playing along!

Kathryn :D

P.S. The Pop Culture Layout Challenge is still open to all participants! To read more about it, click here: Pop Culture Challenge.

P.P.S. If you want to see some AMAZING cello playing, check out 2CELLOS on YouTube: Every Tear is a Waterfall.


  1. Thank you so much for the links, they will be really helpful, as I am color challenged.

    1. You're so welcome! I hope you enjoy playing with colors. :)