Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ModCloth-inspired color wheel pendant...

Yes, I have been making a lot of pendants lately.
Dimensional Magic is just too much fun.  I can't help myself.

And this one makes me feel like a huge art nerd...I love it!

Remember this ModCloth colorwheel necklace I have posted about before?

I used that as my inspiration.  But I actually put the colors in the correct order.  What kind of art teacher could bear to wear an inaccurate color wheel necklace?!

(Although I'm thinking about trying another version using a washer shape like the inspiration piece.  I used a solid disc because that's what I had on hand.)

Anyway, you want to make one?

You'll need...
wooden disc - mine's 1"
drill & 1/16 drill bit
craft paint - at least white, red, yellow, & blue
tiny paint brush
dot sticker
masking tape
dimensional magic
jump ring
chain or ribbon

Drill a hole at the top of your disc, then paint it white and let it dry.

Next, place your dot sticker (you can get them in the office supplies section) in the center of your disc. Then cut VERY thin strips of masking tape.  Use the strips to divide your disc into 12 sections.  
(The tape is mostly covering my dot, so it's hard to see in the pic.)

Paint each section according to the color wheel below. (Source)

Here's some color mixing tips in case your art education growing up wasn't up to par... (which is the case for far too many people.  Sigh.)

If you have the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) you can mix all the secondary colors.
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Blue + Red = Violet

Then mix a primary and a secondary to get all of the tertiary colors.
Red + Orange = Red-Orange
Yellow + Orange = Yellow-Orange
Etc. (just follow the color wheel)

Once all sections are filled with color, carefully remove your tape & sticker.
And touch up any areas that my have bled.

When it's dry, top that bad boy with some dimensional magic and let it dry overnight.

Add a jump ring and a chain and you've got yourself a mini color wheel you can wear around town.

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  1. That's awesome! I love dimensional magic too! :)

    Popped over from the link up at Not Just a Housewife.

  2. This is so fun and gorgeous! I thought that I'd definitely be told to get magical resin pieces or raid Trivial Pursuit games (and some special editions so that I could get all the colors for the color wheel)! : )

  3. That turned out great! Looks easy too.

  4. Love your blog!! Its so cute!!! I am your newest follower!!! i would love to feature you on my blog. so let me know!! :) So if you would like to go and check out my blog and follow me too! That would make my day!!! :) I am so excited to start blogging and share my ideas on food, crafts, and mineral make-up. I will also be doing giveaways on stuff, like mineral make-up. So look out for it!

  5. i like your tutorials;)
    love from Turkiye..

  6. Awesome! Can't wait to try this out! Thank you for the wonderful tutorials!

  7. Kacey! I love this! Can you make me one? I know I should make it myself, but I've been kind of busy lately and I have never used this magical Dimensional Magic of which you speak. Plus I'll pay you for it.

  8. Hello! I'm Kassandra from Coffee and their Kisses. I featured this here at my blog. I hope you'll come by and grab a featured button to show how awesome you are :o)

  9. This is super cool!! Thsi would make and awesome gift for all my girlfriends in art school

  10. Do you make these for people also? It's adorable. Do you have an etsy account or anything? :)

  11. Do you make these for people also? It's adorable. Do you have an etsy account or anything? :)


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