Making Mosaics

2 in the Family & 1 Invited Guest

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When you are designing your mosaic, you will have many opportunities to play with color. Even if your client gives you specific wishes, you will still have options. As stated in a previous blog, take your time and take photos.

“2 in the family and 1 invited guest” is the rule I use – meaning, 2 colors from the same family and 1 color to pop! For instance, 2 different blues and a rich orange are fabulous! Another example might be 2 yellows and a rich purple.

Years ago, I came across a mixed media artist and author who applied this to all mediums. His advice was to utilize this rule of thumb if you are ever “stuck” in your process. Amazing!


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