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Post by SmileyBee Faces on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:54 pm

I bought all the essential colors of diamond fx and have yet to use them theyre so pretty. =) I wanted to make rainbow cakes out of them because I dont think I will need all those single colors.
Need some advice on what colors work well together and what i can use them for. any suggestions? would be greatly appreciated.
This is all I have so far.
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Post by erica21 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:33 am

Hi you have got pretty cakes!!!!

I like to chop all cakes in half and make 2 colour splits - combine two colours in the same container like dark and light green ect.

Then the other half of each cake can be used to make rainbow cake combinations that I like. Before I make a rainbow cake I always sponge the colours on my arm in the order I'm thinking of to see what it looks like before I start chop chop chopping!

For ideas on what colour combos you want you can get ideas from the designs you do, from threads on set ups here on the forum or look at those available in the shop.
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Post by martha on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:11 am

Personally I would make a light/dark split out of half your paint (light blue/dark blue, light green/dark green, etc.) One of the Wolfe brothers explained that doing it that way you save space and actually have three colors at your disposal in one container (you can make medium blue by mixing colors). With the remaining paints, you can make your rainbows and one-strokes. You can easily go nuts with these, so my suggestion would be to have an idea what you would like to use the cake for before you make it. I mean what good is a unicorn or dolphin combo if you never use them?
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Post by l!zzie on Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:10 pm

I plunged in today... Got myself 16 brand new cakes and made two tone splitcakes! Some are really nice a few are a bit left overs...
Wil take some pictures!
Thanks for the tip!
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Post by Psalmbook on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:07 pm

Pretty Very Happy

I will look at split combos on face paint shop websites & go from there. Make sure you don't put some colors next to each other as they look like mud in the blending . Example: red/green... stick white or gold in between these 2 colors. Blue/Orange... put white or yellow between them, etc.
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Post by l!zzie on Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:02 am

Owww, didn't know that..
Hope I didn't make mistakes in putting colours together, some were a little bit "left overs" .


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Post by martha on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:19 am

If the colors are beside each other on the color wheel you are OK. Blue/green, Yellow/green, Yellow/orange, etc. If they are opposite on the color wheel they are contrasting colors and have a nasty tendency to look brown when they blend. Not saying that you can't put them together in a cake but you should have a color that will blend with both in between like Linda said. I tend to put a color on my arm and blend a second color in with it to see if I like them together.
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Post by vegas mom on Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:29 pm

great info for making your splits.. This will definatelly hit the fav section..
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Post by Daizy on Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:31 pm

When making split cakes I always prefer to stick to gradients.... Blue, Purple, Pink.... Blue, Green, Yellow.... Brown, Red, Orange... and you can go all shades between. Look at a colour wheel and you should be able to tell what colours naturally work well together.
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Post by vegas mom on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:59 am

Martha is right about the brown effect from putting some paints together. actually mine looked black..I love purple and orange, but found out by putting them together that the blended color was black..not what I wanted. Now i have yellow, orange, pink and purple. LJY says that when she makes splits she tries to keep the darker colors away from the outside, because she doesnt want dark around the eyes.
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Post by SmileyBee Faces on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:21 pm

THank you all so so much I am going to start chopping up today. When I am done I will post pictures. =)
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Post by Coral3 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:46 pm

l!zzie wrote:Owww, didn't know that..
Hope I didn't make mistakes in putting colours together, some were a little bit "left overs" .



They look good! Pretty much all those colours would work together. The only one I can see that may not is the pink, purple, yellow, white split (the purple & yellow next to each other may look a bit 'mucky')
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Post by l!zzie on Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:19 am



The purple yellow is doing fine I think, the pink and purple do blend a little in a blue-ish tone.
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Post by Coral3 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:46 am

Where the pink & purple blend is really pretty. Smile If it were me (and it's not, so really my thoughts are moot!) I would swap that around so it was either pink,purple,white,yellow or purple,pink,yellow,white

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Post by l!zzie on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:07 am

I think I can't, they're left overs!
If I'm going to switch them, it'll become a mess I think....
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Post by martha on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:15 am

You can do it and the plus would be that pink and yellow with give you an orangey color.
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Post by l!zzie on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:26 am

Wasn't satisfied, and after getting a few more colours, I spend two hours re-arranging my case!



And made some babysplits!
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