Did you know that you can mix L Letterpress Inks to make your own custom colors? The palette knife in the the L Accessory Tool Kit is perfect for this. Simply take 2 or more colors of ink and mix together. When mixing colors, here are some helpful tips to remember:
- Add darker colors to light colors. It takes a lot less dark ink added to light ink to make a new color than vice versa.
- Mix enough ink to complete your project to ensure the color stays consistent for all pieces.
- Write down the "recipe" for your custom color so you can recreate it in case you run out of ink or you want to make more for a future project.
The L line currently includes a dark green and bright green ink, but I was looking for a different green...something more like grass green. So, I mixed dark green and yellow together in different combinations to create three new shades.
Here's the recipe I used to create these three new shades of green:
1 part dark green : 1 part yellow
1 part dark green : 3 parts yellow
1 part dark green : 7 parts yellow