Recently, I decided to have some fun with mixing polymer clay color recipes.
Usually when I mix colors, I just smoosh my clays together until I get a color I like, with no attention to any details, like keeping track of which colors I've mixed or how much of each color I've used. And I've come up with some very nice colors that way. The problem is, if I run out of a color that I need before finishing my project, I have difficulty reproducing the same color/shade.
Thus, my experiments with recipes. I've been collecting clay color recipes for some time now; Cindy Leitz at Polymer Clay Tutor shares some great recipes. I also have a list I printed out that was compiled and shared by Christi Friesen's yahoo group members.
Here are the colors I mixed:
As Cindy suggests with her recipe cards, I made a "color chip" for each clay color I created. I'll paste it to my clay recipe card and then I'll know exactly what that color will look like baked, which is handy because sometimes clay colors (especially Premo) change slightly after baking.
When I'd made enough mixed colors for the time being, I started to make Skinner blends, which I then turned in to simple rolled canes. Then I shaped the canes into leaves and petals.
This is yet another little project on my endless polymer clay "to do" list that I've been wanting to experiment with for some time now. What happens next? Stay tuned!
2 days ago