Monday, December 19, 2016

Opposites Attract (Post Card Swap) - Send to host by January 17th

For this Post Card Swap we will use a pair of Complementary, 
or Opposite, colors.  Here is a rough color wheel I put together with fabric during my quilt-making days:  


When complementary colors (those opposite each other on the color wheel) are placed next to each other, the effect is a strong contrast.  Referring to the color wheel, you might decide to use RED & CYAN, GREEN & MAGENTA, BLUE & YELLOW; or perhaps RED & GREEN, YELLOW & VIOLET, or BLUE & ORANGE.   (Let's save BLACK & WHITE for different swap.)

Each post card (1 - 4) will feature one combination, one set of colors which are opposite each other.  (If you make more than one, each card may have a different color combination.) 

Any medium is allowed. 

My examples seem to gravitate toward blue + orange 
(with nature following suit), or purple + orange, 
but make your own choices. 
THEME:  Pairing opposite colors
TECHNIQUE:  Use only two colors (opposite each other on the color wheel) for each card you make. 
MEDIA:  Collage, paint, ink, mixed, etc.
SIZE PARAMETERS:  Post Card 4+1/4" x 6"
CHECK LIST:  waxed paper between cards, self-address labels, postage

Autumn 2016

 





2 comments:

  1. Hi, on the Open Swaps page the due date says Feb. 17. This page says Jan. 17. Could you please clarify? I want to participate in this one.

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    1. Thanks. I hope you will participate. Can't wait to see what you make :)

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