Member Benefits 027-2: Color Mixing

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Your recipes for different colors are priceless and such a time saver. I took index cards, printed the color and recipe on them then glued a baked sample on the card. Now when I need that just so color, I can just find it on my index card and whip it up with out the waste and mistakes of finding just what one I need. Fantastic!! Thanks. ~Yvonne-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Colors

Cindy, Here you are inspiring me and boosting my confidence again! I admire how you can take us through your thought process and break down what you see in the photo. For example you describe the Skinner blend-like color transitions and how the black slashes “bridge” the colors. I feel like you’re teaching me to “paint” with clay. Having never taken any art classes, I imagine that this is the way an art teacher engages students in beginning to see the world in a more nuanced way – a way in which recreating nature in art becomes a possibility through understanding and being able to dissect what one is seeing! ~Kimberlee-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Cane Designs

An interesting thing has gradually been happening to me over the past 6 months, since I joined Cindy’s group. I’m beginning to appreciate colors that I always disliked before. This is something that never happened to me in over 20 years of decorative painting! I think it’s because of the way that Cindy groups the four colors together in such a pleasing combination. This palette is a good example. I’ve always preferred greens with less yellow and more blue in them, and brown has never moved me. Yet here are four of the colors I would not have used in the past, yet I’m thinking about how I can use them in my jewelry. Wow. ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Marsh Reeds Palette

Hi Cindy. I just love the way you described each of these colors. I felt so inspired after reading it. You are unbelievable and so talented in so many diff rent things. ~Helen-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Premo Clay Color Recipes

Cindy, I just love the way your color pallets are based on nature – God’s natural color combinations.  We really can’t improve on that, but you do a superb job of capturing the colors that we might not really notice otherwise.  Thank you so much! ~Carolyn-F >> This comment was originally posted here: Alpine Lichen Palette

Your teardrop method of blending is just too simple. I like the idea that you only need to use a small portion of clay to test out color combinations. Thank-you! ~Barb-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Tear Drop Blend

I love how you share these photos that give you your inspiration. I know this tree as the Mighty Madrone. It is a gorgeous tree, can be a messy one, very much like the peppercorn tree of California. I live south of you in Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula. ~Illaya-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Arbutus Tree Palette

What a great idea!  This palette is absolutely beautiful. This is a very fun way to get inspired after the long cold winter. Flowers! Can’t wait to try them in some beads. ~Sue-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Curiosity Cactus Palette

Love this palette Cindy! I like to work in these color ranges a lot, so these recipes will come in handy. I like these flowers too, and brought some back to my own garden to grow my own supply. I use them in summer flower arrangements all the time. I like the pods at the base especially. They would make a cool complimentary bead on a necklace of flowers in this colorway, don’t you think? XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Thank you all for your comments. I am glad you all like my recipes and would love to see what you do with these colors! Cindy, thanks for posting these and having such a great site!! ~Carrie-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Sculpey III Clay Color Recipes

Stunning, that’s all I can say. Orange is my favorite to begin with. ~Ken-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Coral Polymer Clay Colors

Had some beads but I had no idea what to put with them these colours are just perfect. Cindy you’re a genius. ~Josie-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Clay Color Recipes

I love these colour recipes Cindy. And I love being able to think of an idea involving different colours and knowing I’ll most likely find exactly how to make it in the library. Thanks. ~Aims >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Colors

Oooh, nice! I LOVE mixing colors, so this gives me more to play with! Now I have to get busy and start using all those cool colors!  Thanks! ~Darlene-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Cindy, that tribal cane tutorial was awesome. I love those beads you made. I’m thinking turquoise, raw umber, ecru and alizarin crimson with the black. You get my mind going and I can’t get it to stop. Thanks again for a great video. ~Bonnie-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Bohemian Jewelry

I’ve only been making beads out of clay for a couple of months, but I feel the videos in your Polymer Clay Beginners Course where just great for someone breaking into the craft. Some of the topics I had already gleaned from the Internet from various sources but it REALLY helped to have a high quality video to SHOW you up close and personal about the topics you discussed. I definitely feel the series is a bargain and would recommend it. I subscribed to your weekly videos and have made beads from many of the tutorials. I look forward to the new video that comes out each week. I’m just beginning to experiment with mixing colors, so I believe the recipe cards will come in really handy in the future as well. Keep up the fantastic work! ~June-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

WOW – Your inspiration not only comes across in my clay world but in my world of color too. I’m not very disciplined when it comes to making my own colors even though you have it all layed out for us. I am so inspired by this group of colors that I will try my best to use them in some of volume fourteen tutorial beads I will be sending in as soon as I am up to it. Once again, thank you for being you Cindy. You not only ROCK MY WORLD with creativity you COLOR MY WORLD. You definitely have inspired my inner me. Love and Uuuuugggggggs, ~Peggy-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Lakeside Color Palette

Always something exciting and beautiful to look forward to. Thanks for this month’s Johnny Jump up color palette Cindy. ~Elizabeth-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Viola Palette Premo

I loved the inspired colour choice of Lime Margarita paired with the Leopard Cane tute, for those who felt like going wild – although the au naturel looked great too. ~Mary-U >> This comment was originally posted here: UV Resin Technique

Thank you so much Cindy and Doug for the beautiful, inspiring photos and color recipes. I love taking photos of nature myself and my family kind of get tired of me stopping along the way. This is a beautiful, soft palette. ~Cheryl-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Purple Wallflower Palette

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