Since I felt like my mojo was on a roll with the hexagon background stamp, I decided to do one more. We’ll call it three days of hexagons. :) View day one here and day two here. Thank you for all of your sweet comments! They make me smile so big.
This stamp is begging to be used with pretty cool techniques, and since I’m on a Neon Ink kick, I decided to try something I’ve never done before – double stamping with a twist.
I first stamped the Hexagon Background in the Neon Pink ink, turned the paper 180 degrees and then stamped it with the Neon Blue ink. Since these two colors are very close to printing colors (Magenta and Cyan), they combine together just like they would on a printer to make a beautiful purple. It’s simple: where the two colors overlap on this background, it’s purple! Great, huh? I used this basic principle of printing to try this out, and it worked surprisingly well.
You can also try doing this with a stamp-a-ma-jig for more precise placement. I tried it both ways and ended up just using the one I eyeballed – as long as you’re close to lining up the stamp, it will still look great. This pattern works amazingly well with this because the base of the pattern can be flipped (it’s based off a grid), but the top and bottom of the image are not identical, creating awesome areas of overlap.
Because Neon Pink + Neon Blue worked so well, I decided to try out some other combinations. The Neon Yellow is rather overpowered by the Pink, so I tried Mid-Tone Bubble Gum instead (bottom left). The orange comes through a little better there. Either Neon Yellow + Neon Blue or Tide Pool Mid-Tone work to create a pretty green. But still, Blue + Pink is the winner for me. Wowza!
Just a reminder that this would work the best with primary colors – either in printing (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) or color mixing (Red, Yellow and Blue) – mixing secondary colors would make funky browns. (For more on this, check out my post on the color wheel here.) If you try this technique out for yourself, make sure to send me a link so I can see it! I can’t wait to see what you do with this one. :) I love it when ideas work out like this!
See you soon and wishing you all safe travels this weekend before Christmas. I’m heading home to Wisconsin on Sunday – three kitties in one house…. ooohhh boy! There will be photos. :)