Color Wheel Week – Analogous Butterflies


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Thanks for stopping by to check out Color Wheel Week Day Two featuring the Analogous Color Scheme!

The Analogous color scheme uses colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs.

Analogous color schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye, but make sure you have enough contrast when choosing an analogous color scheme.

Choose one color to dominate, a second to support and the third color is used (along with black, white or gray) as an accent.

I selected Fuchsia (pink/purple), a true Purple and cool Purple (blue/purple) for my Analogous Color Scheme.  Now, on to my project!

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Select a chipboard shape, I chose a butterfly and base coat the front, back and sides with Tombow Dual Brush Pen N15 (black).  TIP:  The brush tip allows you to get into all the small spaces, so your coverage is complete.

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Apply Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to center of butterfly body.  Attach black bugle beads to fill space.  TIP: I use the Crystal Katana pick up tool from Crystal Ninja to apply the beads with accuracy.  It has a wax tip on one end to pick up the item and a metal tip on the other end to move items into position.

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Continue to outline the butterfly with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue and attach bugle beads.  Don’t worry about the white glue showing through as it will dry clear.  TIP:  I use paper dessert size plates to contain small items, like beads, on my work space.  Then fold plate in half to funnel items back in their containers.

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Outline area directly next to bugle beads with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue and apply Fuchsia seed beads.  Tap excess off onto to plate and fill in any bare spaces with additional seed beads and the Crystal Katana.

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Repeat with true Purple seed beads placed in the middle of the butterfly wings with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue.

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Finish with cool Purple seed beads placed in the center of the butterfly wings with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue.

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Here is a detail of the finished butterfly.  I colored silk flower stamens with Tombow Dual Brush Pen N15 (black) and attached them to the back of the butterfly with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue to create the antennae.

I think that these Analogous Butterflies will make a wonderful pin for the Fall Season or maybe an accent on a gift bag.  What would you do with them?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Tune in tomorrow to see what Jennifer has in store for Color Wheel Week!  AND for more inspiration check out the Tombow FB Page!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

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