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CHA 2014 – Full Demo by Dina Wakley at VIP Ranger Event

Monday, January 13th, 2014

This is the demo Dina Wakley did at the VIP Ranger event. Note: this is mostly like the other video with Dina, with the same demo, but with some added stories and slightly different details here and there.

CHA2014 – Wendy Vecchi Demos at Ranger VIP Event

Monday, January 13th, 2014

See Wendy demo interesting ways to use Ranger’s Reinkers, Archival Inks and other items.

CHA2014 – Detailed Demos with Tim Holtz at Ranger VIP Event

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Ranger invited us to their VIP event again, and wait till you see the demos by Tim Holtz in this video. He uses a combination of new and already existing products and you’ll learn all kinds of good stuff, and get all kinds of inspiration!

CHA2014 – We R Memory Keepers Demos the New Evolution 2

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Check out the new Evolution 2 die cutting machine, which can be motorized!

CHA2014 – We R Memory Keepers Demos Their Letterpress

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

See how the We R Memory Keepers Letterpress works.

CHA2014 – Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Demos Stencil Techniques for The Crafters Workshop

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares some great tips on using stencils with different types of paint consistencies, tips for design ideas with layering stencils, and tips for saving money. We get a look at her new stencils and some sample layouts and projects in this video.

CHA 2014 – Hero Arts Demos Their Daubers

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

See a card demo using the Hero Arts Daubers and stamps.

CHA 2014 – Rebecca Meier Demos for The Crafters Workshop

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

See Rebecca demo techniques for layering tape, stamps, and paints using her new line of stencils with The Crafters Workshop. We also show her new line of stencils and some gorgeous backgrounds she made with them.

CHA2014 – Tim Holtz Shows His New Ranger Products

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Tim Holtz shows his new ranger products at CHA2014.

(Keep checking back. This is just the beginning of a bunch of new CHA videos…)

Ideas for Radiant Orchid, Part 2 – Paperclipping 232

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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What’s the big deal about Pantone’s Radiant Orchid?

It’s just lavender, right?

Well, not really. From what I understand of lavender, it is a whiter version of pure purple. Pure purple is a balanced mix of blue and red. Lavender is a simple color.

Orchid, on the other hand, is more complex. What does that mean? Somewhere along the way, either during the mixing of purple, or after the purple was already mixed, pink and fuchsia are blended into it.

Complex colors draw us in more because there is so much to discover about them. It takes longer for the eye to see and register their nuances. They’re also more interesting to combine with other colors because each color you pair with a complex color will enhance and emphasize a different “ingredient” of that color.

In terms of trends, Radiant Orchid is styling this year! Before Pantone announced its color choice to represent the current thought, ideas, and desires of our culture, fashion experts predicted pink as a hot trendy color for 2014. Orchid, with its infusion of pink and fuchsia, is just the right type of purple to hit the scene.

Radiant Orchid and Color Temperature

Complex colors can be easier to mix and match with different color temperatures because there is bigger mix of warm and cool within them.

In Ideas for Radiant Orchid, Part 1 I shared a cool color combination, and then showed how you can take that same group of colors, but go darker and more vibrant with it.

In today’s episode, Ideas for Radiant Orchid, Part 2, we go warm with orchid. I share one combination that is darker and vibrant and on the cooler spectrum of warms. Then we move into a softer muted palette that is far warmer.

Watching both episodes should help you see how many directions you can take a single color. Especially when you consider all the other colors I DIDN’T use that we could still pair with Radiant Orchid.

In Part 2 I also share some super fun techniques that will give you brilliant results! If you’re a Paperclipping Member you can watch this video now in the Member’s Area or on iTunes.

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