Member Benefits 067: Color Mixing

Polymer Clay Membership SiteWhat wonderful stories that accompany your color palettes! Now this is why you have such a following. Such depth of field in all that you both do. It adds so much color (pun intended) to our lives.  Thank you. The palette is lovely, I can see using all the colors over and over. YUM! ~Patt-W >> Original comment was posted here: Union Station Palette | Polymer Clay Tutor Recipes

Hi Cindy. I’ve purchased color palettes in the past from a different website, and I was disappointed because the recipes did not match the colors. As a matter of fact, the colors all came out looking almost the same (i.e. the pinks all looked alike, and so forth). If you do the recipes for us Cindy, I know they will be right. ~Angela-M >> Original comment was posted here: Rusty Oak Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Cindy, Although I’ve worked in paperclay, I am new to polymer clay and saving my pennies for your membership. Almost there. :) I learn so much from you already. The free color recipe cards took me in an entirely new direction with my work, so I am very excited about next month, when you are in my budget. Thank you for a great website. ~Diana-W >> Original comment was posted here: Viburnum Pod Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Thanks a million for the color recipes.  Without them, I would be experimenting myself more colors all day long. Your recipes help to know what the color looks like, and ease my curiosity. ~Christina-P >> Original comment was posted here: How To Mix Up Polymer Clay Tutor Color Recipes

Hi Cindy, I just signed up for membership and have learned a lot from you already. I made my first kaleidoscope cane last week and use your “color+1” all the time now… Thanks! ~Fran-C >> Original comment was posted here: Easy Kaleidoscope Canes

Cindy, your love of nature shows through in so many ways with your artistic talents. Your color recipes are just beautiful. A lovely way to start my day. ~Joyce-M >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Monkshood Palette

I cannot think of one single thing that has changed my overall work in polymer as being exposed and learning to use Cindy’s Teardrop Blend. I now routinely profile small bits of blends and finding I like color.  Now I need to get a box of magnets and make something similar to Silverleaf’s innovating color chips. Think this tut will find more places on the board. ~Jocelyn-C >> Original comment was posted here: Lietz Teardrop Blend Color Shifts

When visiting the land of OZ I fell in love with Aboriginal art but never knew it was called the pointillist style (thought it was dot to dot) ha ha. You are a mine of information Cindy. How cool to take a peek at Rogest’s site. His paintings remind me of tiny jewelled beads, they sparkle and take me to the depths of the ocean. I’ve become a mermaid again. Now Cindy is taking us into the snowy forest, what an amazing adventure!! I love the colours you have chosen for this cane and can see me making the four seasons, shades of delicate greens for spring,. Stronger greens and with a touch of purple and yellow for the dappled sun and shades of summer. The fall/autumn colours will be all the hues of reds and oranges. So really looking forward to learning how to make this very different cane. Thank you dear tutor. Now going to hug a tree.. toodles. ~Elaine-F >> Original comment was posted here: Snowy Tree “Pointillist” Cane

Your color palettes are always gorgeous. You do such a good job of making matches to photos. ~Freda-K >> Original comment was posted here: Fisher’s Plaid Shirt Palette | Premo Recipe

I love the color mixing info and I can’t believe how perfect my sunflower beads turned out. They look so real thanks for the mix recipe. ~Daisy-S >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Colors

I love the gentle softness of this palette. ~Elizabeith-S >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Beautiful!! Can’t wait for the recipes. These rich, vibrant colors are my favorites. ~Cheryl-H >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Stargazer Lily Palette

Great colors.  Maybe someone from this blog will solve the mystery flower name. ~Anna-S >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Vegas Wildflower Palette

This was sooo cool! I was doing some of the tips already, but it took me awhile to figure it out. I just started to work on the color palettes last month. Now, that I watched the tute here is another suggestion that I do that may help everyone out. Because I was working on doing so many at one time, I needed to make things go a little faster. So, I bought a little jewelry finding box that has 50 tiny little snap boxes and two larger boxes (it came with a tiny spoon and tweezers) and is only 10″ x 7 1/4 ” and 2″ deep. (Of course, you can find it at Michael’s!) This is great to hold your jewelry findings but it works super holding a small piece of pure color clay! I labeled each one and placed a small conditioned piece rolled out to the thickest setting on the pasta machine. This way all I have to do is pull out the “pure” colors I need for the recipe I’m making. Since they are already the same size I just cut out the sections I need and mix them together! I use a very tiny cutter. It can be a challenge to make a 1/16″ but it can be done and I hardly have any left over. I will have just enough to make my chip. Also, I print all my cards, in the particular palette, on one sheet of paper with the palette photo at the top. I put them all in a 3 ring binder in a protective sheet in case the chip, if one falls off, I won’t lose it. I file them by volume number with the A series one side and B-series on the other side. This saves me time I don’t have to cut them out, they are together by palette, and you can flip through them and rearrange them how ever you like. So, far I love it and I’m almost caught up! Plus, I love leafing through them. I just admire the beautiful colors Cindy has dreamed up for us! I’ll post a photo of my book on Cindy’s Polymer Clay FB page so you can see what I’ve done. Maybe it will work for you, too! ~Catalina-L >> Original comment was posted here: Mixing Custom Color Recipes

Very pretty colors. I have never seen a foxglove flower, they are pretty. The inside dots on the flower look like they came from an extruder cane!!  I also like the stories you share with us. You always make my day. ~Jeanne-C >> Original comment was posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Foxgloves Palette

I just wanted to thank you for making the B color recipes free each week. Thanks from all the people who can’t afford to get them any other way. ~Deni-L >> Original comment was posted here: Bergenia Blossom Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes

This is fabulous!! I really like the simplicity of these, your pieces look a bit like pretty textured sea glass…the subtle textures are lovely. I’m usually drawn to bright, rich colors but the softness here with the cones is just awesome! I can see these working as clusters too. Thanks again for the inspiration Cindy and Doug! ~DJ >> Original comment was posted here: Making Your Own Bead Cones

I enjoy color mixing and am delighted to have these free recipes you send each week! ~Gail-H >> Original comment was posted here: Color Plus 1 – Polymer Clay Color Mixing Trick

My-oh-MY, Cindy — this palette is just stunning! I always enjoy reading these stories…describing the inspiration behind your amazing color recipes, they draw us into your color world so well. This was an especially cool ride, and it made me envious of your trip and the awesome sights you took in! I LOVE all the Chihuly glass I’ve seen, unfortunately, it’s only been in photos (or occasional video.) I look forward to more of these yummy recipes! ~Phaedrakat >> Original comment was posted here: Chihuly Glass Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes

You have an artists soul Cindy. The colors of Nature are so beautiful and I know what you mean and feel when standing on such a shoreline. Your whole being becomes enveloped in the sounds and smells of nature. Now I am excited to see the next tute your teasing us about……I can’t wait until Friday! ~DixieAnn-S >> Original comment was posted here: Ocean Shores Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes

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