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June 09, 2009



I do remember my basic primary and secondary colour mixing, but I generally wing it until I'm happy.

Barbara Hagerty

I mostly rely on color technique learned in college, and when mixing acrylics, I prefer to use non-mineral transparent colors because they make cleaner mixes and layer beautifully. If I want them opaque, I can always add opacity with white/black. Also, I try to read everything I can get my hands on, so I would LOVE to win a copy of this book, so please enter me in the draw!!


This is one of the coolest, most practical crafting books I've ever come across, and I loved the video!

I totally wing color mixing. I don't have any formal training, but I do have a good eye for color; I follow my gut and keep working until I get the color I want. My problem is that I can't ever recreate the recipe b/c it's random as I do it -- a little tough when I need a touch up or a little more of the color!


blue and yellow do not always make green. ok, i wing it, and getting the "right" color is by chance or use the accident i came up with. i need a recipe book. i had one in college, but i am not sure where it is or even if i still have it. now that i am more into making art, i need a more accurate way to mix paints to get a desired color. i don't want to waste time when i have a project in mind.


That is one of the best videos I've ever seen. That book is absolutely amazing, so practical and helpful. I've always had trouble mixing colors and I always seem to get colors that are too dark. I guess if you're me, that's what happens when you wing it.

However, I'm really looking forward to purchasing the book and having better looking art.

Lynda Taylor

I have to say that I have always winged it, but having said that I was not always happy with my results.
Also if I had to go back later for touch ups I could never match the color.

Yvonne Davis

Like you I have always winged it using the color wheel, sort of. This book sounds really interesting. I would love to win a copy!


I wing it. Very haphazardly.

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