Texta Experiment

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About: I love creating things! Whatever, however you can suggest things that I MIGHT make but it has to be art (painting, drawing etc). or cooking cakes!

Have you ever wondered why paint changes colour when you mix it? Well I'm going to test this on Textas

Step 1: Equipment

-Paper
-Textas (primary colours: red, yellow, blue)

Step 2: Yellow + Red

Start by putting some red on your sheet of paper

Then put yellow over the top

Hmmm... I can faintly see the orange but it is there.

RESULT: FAIL

Step 3: Yellow + Blue

Start by putting yellow on the paper

Then put blue on top

I can easily see the green!

RESULT: Excellent

Step 4: Blue + Red

Now, put blue on the page first.

Finally, put the red on.

I can't see any purple whatsoever

RESULT: EPIC FAIL

Step 5: The End

So that proves it, basically only paint mixes colours!

:)

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    3 Discussions

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    Mikaya ☞

    4 years ago

    thanks for the tips Ben!

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    bensmiller02

    4 years ago

    paint mixing is a very tricky thing. you start with a certain base shade (usually a shade of white). then usually there is a reference manual from the paint manufacturer with color codes that go with pigmants they also produce then said pigments are added to the base in a very controlled manner even a basic white paint may have drops of red, blue, magenta, green ya never know for sure and theres also a few more pigment colors than on your standard color wheel. this is all so that if you want x color of purple and than need more at a later date you can have a similar color made I say similar because its pretty impossible to get it the same and there will be some shade difference thats why its usually recommended to get a 5 gallon bucket mixed if your paintjng anything that may take more than 2 or 3 gallons and even then its smart to box (mix all cans) into a larger container then divide back into the cans for use.

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    chodson

    4 years ago

    oh my..it is not mixing because the first color absorbed in the paper and dried. If you paint a wall red and the paint it blue, it won't be purple it will be blue.