Tattered Angels & Analogous Color Theory

Color is usually where a project starts for me…it has to whisper to me, it has to strike the right chord. I actually taught color theory in my classroom when I taught Clothing & Textiles, Interior Design and believe it or not in my Foods classes for the past 40 years. LOVE Color Theory ;)

My 1st project looks at ANALOGOUS (uh-NAL-uh-gus) colors which sit next to each other on the color wheel. They tend to look pleasant together because they are closely related. If you want to learn more about it color I suggest you visit COLOR MATTERS website.

If you look at nature for inspiration you will find perfect examples to draw inspiration from. Here is a picture of a Moonflower blossom that I took while on vacation this summer, it is a perfect example of an ANALAGOUS color combo.

I created this 5×7” canvas envelope from Canvas Corp using the Analagous color scheme of blues, greens and violets.

Supplies needed:

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist ~ Fairway, Calypso, Splash, Boogie Board

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Key Lime Pie, Moss & Icicle Blue

Canvas Corp: 5×7” canvas envelope

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Pink Paislee Pleated Ribbon

Balzer Designs Stencil: Peacock Feathers

Delta Texture Paste

Misc: Hand Cut canvas leaves, peacock feather, dragonfly belt stud


My 2nd project looks at the use of color as accents. It’s a project that I have used in several of my previous posts on the use of stencils and the use of resist. You can find the posts here to see the progression.  My original intention was to create an antique look and I really wasn’t happy with it because it was so lacking color but now I’m much happier with it.

Supplies Used:

Canvas Corp Canvas Mini Journal & Flower

Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Art Parts ~ Button

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Tattered Angels:

Chalkboard Glimmer Mist Sandy Beach

Glimmer Mist ~ Post Card, Gilded Gold, Silk, Suns Sisters, Pumpkin Spice, Moss & Verdigris

May Arts Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by each day for more Tattered Angels Color Theory!




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  1. wow! amazing! love it!

  2. Holly says:

    Oh my this is amazing Martha!!! I love these projects. The details on the peacock projects are fabulous. love