I received two comments on my last post (my first franken), that I would like to respond to:
jaljen said... A lovely franken. How do you know what will work well? Is it experience or sheer good fortune or a good eye for colours?
jaljen, I absolutely have no idea what would work well (lol)! However, I had used this blue in this post before and found it a little too dark for my skin tone. I figured I would just try a lighter version of it, hence adding white. I started by mixing drops (keep count) of each on a palette and when I got the desired color, kept the same ratios when I poured them into a bottle.
Taki J said... I haven't tried to franken yet. I feel like whatever I end up with will end up the color of mud..lol. I'll try it sooner or later but will enjoy the creations of others in the meantime.
Taki J, I feel like I would probably end up with brown too if I didn't have an end color in mind. In this case since I already knew what color I was starting with, it was just a matter of trying it out on a small scale before moving on to larger quantities. A few drops on a surface is all you need to start. I started with one drop of blue, added one drop of white, mixed it up with a paint brush, added more white.... and eventually added the third color just for the shimmer.