Beauty On The Beach Palette | Premo Recipes Vol-061-B

Beauty On The Beach  Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Prom Dress
Formal Gown

Today’s photo is of a beautiful girl that Doug caught on camera down in Cannon Beach, Oregon during our last PcT Road trip.

Who was this stunning beauty running through the waves in her pink gown?

… a jubilant grad, in the moment and excited about life, love and new directions that lie ahead …?

… or perhaps she’s the free spirited bridesmaid that ended up sneaking away from a Beach Wedding to celebrate joys untold.

To find out… tune in next week for the thrilling conclusion to… kidding!

This story has already been told in a previous post. Here’s the link if you are interested in getting the real scoop: Polymer Clay Inspiration

Beauty On The Beach Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

Everyone who is subscribed to our Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the following recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of June 2013:

  • Prom Dress (Recipe 061-1B)
  • Formal Gown (Recipe 061-2B)
  • Surf (Recipe 061-3B)
  • Tide (Recipe 061-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Prom Dress is the silky, dusted pink of the beautiful flowing fabric in this romantic, and rather unexpected beach scene. Formal Gown is the dark, dusted purple found in the shadows within the folds of the skirt, as it billows in the wind. Surf is the smoky blue of the sea making its way from the deep ocean to the sandy shore. And Tide is the teal, green blue of the underbelly of the waves, as they move in higher and higher up onto the the beach.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-061 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.

If you want to see the Volume-061 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of June, then click here: Fisher’s Plaid Shirt

You give us all so much inspiration Cindy and by giving away your B series we all thank you for the hard work and thought that goes in putting each one together. ~Elaine-F

Dear Cindy, There you go again… teaching us how to smile and work happily with our artistic muse (I think she is you!), and taking the frustration out of working with polymer clay! You are such a natural, clear and precise teacher! Thank you so much for that. Your color recipes are making me burst with excitement!!! I will be trying the new color combinations this evening (who knows what lovelies I will come up with now!). You have really inspired me, and I have tons of ideas running through my mind now that I see how combining colors from the clay packages creates COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES!!! :) You are teaching me that working with color in PC is very similar to working with color in other mediums. I have been painting with oils, water colors, and acrylics for years, and got really excited about polymer clay when I just happened to run across your blog. Since then, my painting is on the back burner while I excitedly follow your examples with my new found love… polymer clay!!! Thank you from the bottom of 1/2 part white, 1/2 part translucent, and 1/8 part alizarin crimson heart :) ~Cindy-E

Hi Cindy, I found your site while searching for polymer clay color palette recipes .. I’m a newbie and the thing that seems to stop me in my tracks most often is blending colors. I can follow the recipes of others and come up with gorgeous clay, but am uncharacteristically frozen when it comes to experimenting on my own. Until I get to that place where I’m more comfortable, I appreciate sites like yours that take the time to create and pass on lovely color palettes. ~Karan-C


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  1. Joe and Row W, 27 May, 2013

    Dear Cindy,

    We have learned so much from your tutorials and have even started selling some of our products on Etsy as both SteampunkWise and HippieClips.

    BTW, we get our clay from Michael’s and at A.C. Moore. We have them down here in the Carolinas.

    Thank you for all you do and please keep it up!


    Joe and Row

  2. Cindy Lietz, 27 May, 2013

    Hi Joe & Row – So glad that you are enjoying the tutorials. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Peggy Barnes, 27 May, 2013

    Always as pretty as the name these colors connected to a picture of inspiration. Thank you

  4. Dixie Ann, 29 May, 2013

    Very lovely colors Cindy. You always come up with the best names to go with them.

  5. Stephanie F, 29 May, 2013

    I absolutely love your tutorials on YouTube thanks so much I’m new to polymer clay and just love working with it! It’s therapeutic and there’s so much you can do with it thanks again for all you have shown me!

  6. Waukisha Y, 29 May, 2013

    I was married at Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach – spent honeymoon time in Seaside and Astoria, Oregon. I just love it!

  7. Cindy Lietz, 29 May, 2013

    Thank you all for the comments and kind words. We really appreciate it! Doug and I are just putting the finishing touches on the Vol-061 Tutorial series that’ll be posted in the Members Library next week.

    In the series, you will learn a bunch of brand new techniques using liquid polymer clay. The possibilities with this one are truly endless!

    I’m hoping you guys will be sharing lots of your project pictures at the PcT Members Photo Gallery Page… hint… hint…

  8. Kathleen J, 30 May, 2013

    Hi Cindy, I have just been viewing some of your tutorials and I think I have learnt more in 15 minutes than the last 15 months since I started to play with polymer clay.

  9. Cindy Lietz, 30 May, 2013

    So glad to hear that the videos have been helpful for you, Kathleen. Thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate it!

  10. Cheyrl B, 15 June, 2013

    Just ordered the wax from ebay 17.05 free shipping and no tax. HAD to jump on that! I have some roses and irises I want to use it on when it arrives and was wondering how to get it into the deep crevices and then out again, I was thinking I would use a small stiff paint brush wiping it on a cloth between brushings.

    Cindy, I re-visited the tutorial you did on Natasha Beads and spent an enjoyable afternoon going through all of my old, failed and ugly canes turning them into some really WOW pieces.

    I also tried the Peacock Cane again and while I did get the blends to look just like the ones in the video and the eye was perfect it fell apart with the reducing and cutting, It is much closer to what I intended but wonky, Not a total loss as the colors of the cane and the eye still make it usable for many applications and a piece of it will be used to make a Natasha bead, those things are addictive, my husband can’t wait to see what will come out next.

  11. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 15 June, 2013

    Hi Cheyrl – You were asking a question about wax… if you could let everyone know which wax you purchased, that would be helpful.

  12. Cheyrl B, 15 June, 2013

    Wow ! I don’t know how I am able to dress myself with my clothes all in the right direction some mornings. I just bought the Renaissance Wax and am very excited for it to get here. I read through all the comments from the tutorial again and picked up some good ideas and tips but I am still not sure how to use it on something that has a lot of deep ridges and curls

  13. Cindy Lietz, 22 June, 2013

    Hi Cheyrl, As far as using Renwax on something with deep ridges, you could either just add a super thin layer on the top and avoid the ridges (if that would look good) or you could try and work it into the crevices with a soft brush. I think this would have to be something that you would have to experiment with to see what looks best for you. Either way, remember to always just use a very tiny amount. You don’t want globs of wax on your pieces… especially in the grooves.

  14. Cheyrl B, 24 June, 2013

    Hi Cindy,
    thanks, I forgot to ask if it is ok to re-bake a piece after it has been waxed with the renwax, sometimes I will want to add something I come up with later. You know how the artistic mind works, always *tweeking* things. A piece has to be sold or otherwise removed from my sight so that I can let it rest and move on.

  15. Cindy Lietz, 25 June, 2013

    Hi Cheyrl, you should be able to re-bake a piece that has has Renaissance Wax applied to it, but I would test it fist, just to make sure. If for some reason it didn’t work, you can remove the Ren Wax first with some paint thinner aka white spirit or petroleum distillate. Let us know how it goes!

  16. Cheyrl B, 15 June, 2013

    I have just completed a long day making pieces out of black and white clay since I made some of them with raised flowers and leafs I used the bake and bond which I really hadn’t had much need to do before today, I noticed that it tends to show around the base where it was put to hold the smaller pieces together if it oozes out at all, is this normal, and on the pieces I need to cover with corn starch it absorbs the starch and leaves white residue that I can’t get off,
    I also learned another lesson, on one of the extra wide bangle bracelets ( about 3 ” ) I needed to put it on something small enough to hold the bracelet while baking, being the genius that I am i found a glass jar that was the perfect size, ……why do I hear some of you laughing……………( and I did dust it with cornstarch ) any way I now have a very pretty jar because try as I might I can’t get the bracelet off, so I covered the lid with matching clay, made flowers leaves and tendrils to go on top of it and now I have a lovely container for my beads. It would make a nice presentation for those cookie in a jar gift jars I used to make at x-mas. hmmmm if I start now a good part my x-mas list could be polished off pretty quickly.
    I digress, the question is what to use to hold a cuff or bangle bracelet that is 2” or wider when baking

  17. Sue F, 16 June, 2013

    Hi Cheryl,

    I usually use an aluminium soft drink can when making bangle bracelets. Wide bangles, wiggly ones, etc. can all be accommodated — or several at once — and you can easily remove the bangle(s) after baking by twisting the top and the bottom of the can in opposite directions: the can will collapse in the middle; you can then tilt the ends to help the bangles slide off.

    I make oval-profile cuffs more frequently than bangle bracelets because I like the end product to sit closer to my wrist. For these I have a bunch of brass blanks which I use as baking forms; it’s easy to get the clay off them because of the gap.

    Polymer clay shrinks a bit when it cure, which is probably why you can’t remove your clay from your jar despite the cornstarch dusting. About the only suggestion I have for removing it would be to warm it up to the hottest temperature you can comfortably handle with your fingers, and see if you can remove it from the jar while it’s hot.

    I hope some of that helps. :)


  18. Cheyrl B, 16 June, 2013

    Hi Sue, thanks
    it does help. I too like the bracelets with the openings best, Last night I was thinking that I could also wrap a wide piece of heavy cardboard around my blank in the width I need, Maybe spray it with PYM2 to make a seal between the two mediums. The soda can was my first thought but we didn’t have any at the time,don’t drink much soda. I like the finished jar with the fancy lid so much that I will keep it,couldn’t make myself break it.
    I also have a question about buffing the black and white pieces with raised leaves and flowers, the white clay dulls so much while baking and needs some attention but I don’t want to ruin them, it took lots of work and time to get then just right. I was wondering if my buffing tool on my dremel ( ” wizard “, the same but black and decker ) would work if I am really careful. I can also use it to clean any bake and bond that is showing at the joins of the flowers to the bracelet base. I think I will make a piece from scrap clay first and experiment.
    As a happy consequence to the jar debacle I have decided to make more of them and fill them with cake and cookie ingredients, add a recipe card and sell them, The jars will be much nicer than just a plain old mason jar that most people throw away when empty. On this one I laid out a piece of black, then a piece of white, did cutouts from the white and laid it over the black then impressed words like love,friends,faith,dream and hope onto the white between the cutouts and dusted them lightly with silver micro powder. twisted black and white ropes together to trim the top and bottom then used the tie ends to make squiggles along the seam. I chopped the scraps and made a black and white burlewood sheet to cover the lid and used the cut out pieces to make flowers and leaves to decorate the top, the whole is really nice. Funny how the biggest blunders make the best ” AH-HA ” moments.

  19. Dixie Ann, 16 June, 2013

    Cheryl, I have been following about your jar and how you are making them for gifts. They sound really awesome, any chance of you posting a picture of them on the facebook page? I’m a lot of us would love to see them.

  20. Tantesherry, 16 June, 2013

    yes that would be neat to see
    totally love it when we get to see others work:)

  21. Cheyrl B, 17 June, 2013

    Thanks guys it meand a lot to hear that you like my idea and I am making a couple more today so I have a few to post as soon as I figure out how to do it. My daughter is so taken with the idea that she wants to carry them on her site and sell them both empty and with the customers choice of bath salts.Do I dare hope I have found my niche. I love making the beads but would prefer to sell them to others who make the jewelery to put into necklaces and earrings, though I do love making the cuff and bangle bracelets.I guess we are all looking for our particular ” place ” in this medium.Maybe I have found mine. I have a new neighbor that makes candles and she has expressed interest in some of my jars, I use empty jars that I keep when they are empty or can get from friends and will tout them as recycled jars since that is what they are.. so many of them have molded designs or etchings around the tops and bottoms to add interest it just seems a shame to throw them away ( ok I admit it I am jar hoarder ). I use them to hold my beads on my old book shelves, now my shelves will be even more colorful and interesting.

    Cindy, I had another small happy accident, when I was polishing one of my iris beads one of the upper petals that curls in broke off, at first I was really bummed out but as I looked closer it occurred to me that it now looks just like an orchid. So when I was doing a jar, I added 3 leaves and put it in the middle of the lid, BEAUTIFUL! I have learned to love my mistakes but then I have always looked at things as what they could be, not just what they are. Now if I can just remember to work smarter not harder I might be able to avoid some of my bigger mistakes.

  22. Cindy Lietz, 22 June, 2013

    Your jar sounds beautiful Cheyrl! I love to hear about happy accidents!

    I am sorry if I have missed responding to some of your comments lately. I am extremely busy these days and can’t get to answering as quickly or as thoroughly as I used to. Most questions have already been answered on the blog at some point, so do make sure to use the search box at the top of the page to search out the help you need.

    Also a big thank you to everyone in the community who has popped into these threads to help one another. It is your community and the more you help each other the more you will get out of it.


  23. Cheyrl B, 22 June, 2013

    Cindy, no worries, the longer you take to answer the more we know the site is doing well and will be around for a long time, and the more interaction there is between the members the closer we grow as a community.

  24. Cheyrl B, 27 June, 2013

    Wow Cindy! you really took me home with this one. I was bern in Oregon and spent many fun albiet chilly days at Cannon beach, there are several places up and down the Oregon coast that are just breathtaking, my favorite were always the ones where you walked through a line of pines and huge ferns to come out on a beautiful pristine stretch of sand. That was so very many years ago that sometimes I forget to remember so thank you for this. Every time I watch ” Goonies ” I remember going to that particular beach for the first time.
    Doug I didn’t realize that all the beautiful and professional photos used in your tutorial adverts were done by you, I thought they were pics you picked from magazines or posters, you really are very talented and we are lucky to have your ilklustrations foe the site. The two of you really are the ” Dream Team “.

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