TUTORIAL: The Best Color Mixing Trick I Learned in Art School

When you want to deepen a color (for example, turn bright red in to brick red), don't reach for brown or black!  Do this instead...

I hope you enjoyed this little trick! 
Have a creative day! :)

P.S. If you are looking for more tutorials, don't forget to check out my DIY + Tutorial Page!   On that page, you will find guest posts I wrote for other blogs (like 5 Ways to Let Your Creativity Take You Wherever It Wants to Go and DIY Coffee Love Sugar Scrub) plus older posts from this blog like DIY Lace Edged Mirror Tutorial, How to Get Out of an Art Funk, and 5 Tips for Selling on Etsy.  Enjoy!


  1. Very cool!

    I didn't know this!

    It's so easy!


  2. So glad you liked it! :)

  3. Woah, I didn't know this either! I think I'm going to devote a portion of my sketchbook to "Things I Need to Know with Tessa" and practice all the wonderful things you teach there. You are just so awesome, if you didn't know it already ;-)

  4. You are amazingly awesome too, Jane! Thank you so much for your kind words - you always make me smile. :)


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