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  • Favourite Colour Recipes?

    So... even though polymer clay already comes in great colours I am sure many of us have our own favourite colour recipes or tips and tricks to colour mixing?

    I thought it would be cool to share.... so, I'll go first. Have tried to give a Cernit colour example where possible so you can find closest in your own fave brand.

    1. "Beech Tree Green" - I just love to take a lime green colour (eg Cernit Light Green) and mix in just a little bright orange (eg Cernit Orange). The orange should only be a pinch at a time - too much will muddy the green, but use just the right amount and it seems to add just a little magic to the green.

    2. "Muted Pastels" - To mute pastel colours, use a fleshtone colour as your mixing base instead of white (eg Cernit Flesh) This is a great way to mix colours if you want to use lighter shades but not having "nursery" style pastels. It gives more old-fashioned colours, like the posh paint they sell at National Trust places these days ;-)

    3. "Brass" - Most metallic gold colours of clay, from the very metallic Fimo Gold to the more subtle Cernit Glamour Gold still all tend to be quite warm toned. To cool them off and make them a little more brassy, add a dark green like Cernit Olive a pinch at a time.

    I am sure I have lots more colour tips, but can't remember them now - will add more as I think of them.

    Anyone else care to share their fave colour recipes?
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    Thanks for those Emma! I shall try them... Here's a weird one I like- gold FIMO effect mixed into Cernit Translucent, and then layered with black and some gold leaf and 'Mokumed' Is that a verb??... Not a colour recipe really I guess but a nice effect, esp when you sand it to reveal more of the gold leaf.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by microburt View Post
      Thanks for those Emma! I shall try them... Here's a weird one I like- gold FIMO effect mixed into Cernit Translucent, and then layered with black and some gold leaf and 'Mokumed' Is that a verb??... Not a colour recipe really I guess but a nice effect, esp when you sand it to reveal more of the gold leaf.

      A xx
      That sounds way cool! And yes, that is a colour recipe certainly - after all, you are mixing different colours to get the effect. And yes, Mokumed is a verb, well, it is now anyway!
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      • #4
        It bugs me when i run out of a particular colour of clay, i just try so hard to match a colour i made before, but i can never remember. Lesson learned i really should stop being so impulsive and disorganised and write it down.
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