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Mixed Media Revolution by Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy

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Dream in Color

Color theory haunts my dreams. I am often caught off guard because I am thinking of color. Colors appear one way alone and can become magically transformed when placed next to another color. The colors in my dreams can’t be seen with the waking eye. Perhaps in a distant future we will discover ways to see those dream colors.

In the meantime, grab a handful of color chips from the paint store and try mixing and matching to see what happens visually. Make your own color chips using iridescent and interference paints. To spice up your color options even more, make color chips using different kinds of metal leaf. You’ll be able to see, for example, how a certain color would look against a coppery leaf. Experimenting this way will save ...

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