Copic Color Spotlight: B00 Frost Blue

A little over a year ago, Marianne Walker posted a couple of Color Spotlights on her blog.  Let's just say she had me at 'Hello'.  I was hooked.  I have taken a few colors on my own and began generating my own color combinations, using established color theory guidelines and hope to feature a couple of these semi-monthly.  It's a wonderful way to occupy myself when traveling.  I'm also adding the computer's interpretation of these colors.

Today's color is the ever useful, and pale B00.  I use it so often, I found it was actually, finally needing reinking today!  And for some reason, it looks like BOO (as in Halloween), so it was today's choice.  LOL!

Available in these styles: Copic, Sketch, Ciao

IMG_8862web Natural Blending family:
B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B05, B06

Simple Blend:
Highlight B0000 Midtone B00 Shadow B02

Similar colors, other families:
BV00, RV00, R00, YR00, Y00, YG00, G00, E00, C00 and W00

Sally Lynn’s 'Interesting' Combos:
B00 + BG11, B00 + R20

Advanced Color Combination Guidelines for B00*:

Complement (opposite each other on the color wheel): B00 / E01

Complementary (5-color scheme based on opposing two hues across the color wheel): G000, BG75, B00, E59, E01

Triadic (arranged in a triangle around color wheel for contrast): RV02, BG72, B00, BG93, YG93

Shades (Subtle variations of base hue): BG75, BG72, B00, BG000, B52

Monochromatic (Varied intensity and lightness in a single hue): BG000, BG75, B00, BG18, B52

Compound (higher contrast across multiple hues): B37, B63, B00, YR02, E04

R: 179 G: 234 B: 240 
C: 27 M: 0 Y: 7 K: 0

*Interpretations based on Adobe Kuler tool using the digital representation of the Copic Color Spectrum. I generate these as suggestions for color combos to try when you are looking for a nice change, or you have a paper that matches this particular color and you want help picking other unusual colors to go with it.  These are highly subjective and MY interpretations based on on-screen samplings.

From my worksheet, I have created this card; using the Compound color swatches as the basis for my color choices.


Products Used for this Card Project:

  • Paper: 'Transatlantique' by Graphic 45, Black Magic Color Core cardstock by Core'dinations, Neenah Classic Crest in Solar White 80#

  • Stamps: 'Road Trip' by Inkadinkadoo

  • Copic: Airbrush System with B00, and E33, B34/B37, B63/B66, B0000/B00/B02, YR00/YR02/YR04, E00/E04/E07

  • Stamping Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo Black' by Tsukineko

  • Tools: Copic Airbrush System, Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Large Labels' and Pierceabilities 'Scallop and Ric Rac border' set.

  • Misc: Buttons and waxed linen thread.

Notes: Sentiment was first stamped with YR02 and B63 and then 'overstamped' with Memento to give it the impression of being a lit road sign.

Enjoy and have a great week.


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