June 22, 2013

I've Got The Blues

Originally I was shooting for a deep purple, and in the beginning things looked promising

After the gel-while the pic looks very blue-irl there is a tint of purple

but still it's more blue, and still it's very pretty too...

On Thursday, I got some new pigments from Bramble Berry   ,and yesterday I had to play. Yay! for new colors. I set out originally to do a deep purple that was suggested on the Bramble Berry website-by mixing Ultramarine Blue with the Ultramarine Violet-at first I thought I might have gotten close,but as the gel progressed I could see there was NOT going to be a deep purple at all however, it is a blue with a tint of purple(the purple is a bit more apparent irl.) I'm guessing I underestimated the potency of Ultramarine Blue. I still love the outcome, but apparently I could use a crash course in remedial color theory 101. Oh well! it was fun trying. ;-))

4 comments:

Diva Soap said...

I don't know how it would have looked like with colours you had planned to get,but it looks just terrific! Love the swirl,also!

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

@ Diva Soap-Thank you so much for your kind words. Sometimes serendipity is magnificent. :-) I didn't get the color I set out for,but oh what a nice surprise. Thank you for stopping by!

Anne-Marie said...

Even though it didn't quite turn out how you were expecting, it is still absolutely gorgeous! Next time, I would try a bit more of the Ultramarine Purple in relation to the Ultramarine Blue. Have fun experimenting. =)

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

@ Anne-Marie. Yes,I think you are correct more Ultramarine Lilac in proportion to the blue.I did a ratio of 2:1 with the Ultramarine Lilac being the 2 parts,but clearly still not enough. :-)) Oh well!