Cannery Palette | Premo Sculpey Recipes Vol-059-B

Cannery Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Pacific Ocean
High Seas

No, that isn’t a can of salmon in this month’s inspiration photo for the Vol-059 B-color palette and recipe cards. It is actually a decorated garbage can that we found on the streets of Astoria Oregon last summer during our 1st PcT Roadtrip!

In fact these Salmon Tin Bins were all over the place… especially downtown, close to where the Astoria Sunday Market happens.

Situated at the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria had a booming fish cannery that operated for many years. Today, the site is home to an amazing hotel. Here is a link to some historical pictures posted at Google Images.

You can see the Cannery’s influence all over the place… not only in the trash cans, but also in the names of the restaurants, pubs and stores.

So I thought since the Vol-059 A-series Sunday Market Palette also had a tie-in to Astoria… that it would be perfect timing to do some color recipes inspired by the cannery themed garbage cans for this months Vol-059-B series color palette.

Cannery Color 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 April 2013:

  • Pacific Ocean (Recipe 059-1B)
  • High Seas (Recipe 059-2B)
  • Cannery (Recipe 059-3B)
  • Chinook (Recipe 059-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Pacific Ocean is the darker soft blue that is used in the lettering on this giant salmon can. High Seas is the lighter blue used in the background of the label and reminiscent of the turbulent waters of the high seas where the Salmon were caught. Cannery is the rich dark red of the word Salmon on the tin (and also the color that the original cannery building was painted). And, Chinook is the greenish silver gray of the skin of the Chinook Salmon on the can label. Its also a color that you would find on live Chinook salmon swimming around in the Pacific Ocean. I know this personally… having worked as a deckhand on my father’s fishing boat as a teen. Bet you didn’t know that about me!

The recipes described above are from the Volume-059 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-059 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of April, then click here: Sunday Market Palette

Recipes that someone has already taken the time to figure out are WONDERFUL! Thank you Cindy. ~Kim-C

Beauty, beauty everywhere, in each color that you have created with love. How awesome is that? There aren’t “thanks” enough, Cindy for all the effort, though it be willing, you put into this clay art and its accessories. Mondays are wonderful to see what is coming, Thursday is a pleasant tease and Fridays are the utmost. Always looking forward to what is coming next and the love shared within our clay family. Couldn’t be better… except for a personal meeting with as many members as possible… who knows???? ~Joyce-F

I don’t know how you continue to come up with all the new colors but I’m glad you do. ~Jeanne-C


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  1. Jodee E, 25 March, 2013

    This is really a pretty palette! Thank you. Looking forward to April.

  2. pollyanna, 25 March, 2013

    Very pretty colors. Can really use these.

  3. Patt Word, 25 March, 2013

    Now this is a novel palette! A garbage can – who would have thought ? Anyway, LOL, super color palette. Different ………..Love your thinking………….;}

  4. Jocelyn C, 25 March, 2013

    So love this palette of colors the red sings. Would make a great anything, from house colors to roadside signs. Thanks, Cindy.

  5. Elaine Faulks, 25 March, 2013

    We salute you oh mighty Chinook
    We paint your image around our town
    For you gave us jobs when you gave us your life
    A fish of great renown.

    Oh hail to this wonderful salmon
    A prince amongst all fish
    The Chinook can live for up to nine years
    (Unless he is put on a dish)

    He goes through many stages
    Before he seeks a wife
    Alevin – Fry – Parr and Smolt
    Swimming most of his life.

    Then he prepares to enter the ocean
    To a life on the high seas
    For thousands of miles he will travel
    And many things will he see

    He grows and grows as the years go by
    Then one day gets the urge
    To turn around and head for home
    Back to his spawning ground.

    He will dodge the nets and fishing lines
    Leap over the rocks alone
    Swimming swimming for all he is worth
    To reach that place called home.

    So our CINDY has taken your colours
    And those of the seas that sway
    You will ever be immortalised
    In colourful Polymer Clay.

  6. Cindy Lietz, 25 March, 2013

    Oh Elaine… I have had one of the most hectic days… and here is your lovely poems to give me peace and cheer!

    Loved the (Unless he is put on a dish) line! lol

    Don’t ever stop being you. I love having your wonderful poems added to our posts. They will forever bring happy memories, of when our friend Elaine from England, penned a few perfectly chosen words to brighten and enlighten our day!

  7. Elaine Faulks, 28 March, 2013

    Well Cindy,
    you made my day reading your response to my scribbles. You brought back memories of your wonderful PCT road trip and I could have been standing next to you as you walked round the interesting town of Astoria and the Sunday Market. Hope you are planning another soon as everyone was so excited to follow your first trip………cheers xx…….

  8. Maria C, 26 March, 2013

    Now I’ve seen everything! trash can inspirations? : ) but what a beautiful palette – love those blues – looking forward to learning the secret to creating them …

  9. Dixie Ann, 26 March, 2013

    Elaine, you should publish a book of poems. Yours are always so wonderful! I love this new color palette and am so excited to see what Cindy has up her sleeve for us in April.
    I finally mastered the translucent labordorite so thanks to everyone for all their tips, it turned out perfect! Cindy, you were right, rolling the clay only as much as needed was the key. I used Pardo this time, had very few air bubbles and even baked it upside down so if there were any they would float to the bottom. (that was Jocelyn’s tip, thanks doll).

  10. Elaine Faulks, 28 March, 2013

    Hi Dixie,
    So cool you mastered the trans. labordorite and picking up tips from other members is so helpful Jocelyn’s such a doll. I think I must get my hands on some Pardo as it seems such a different medium. Glad you liked my scribbles. Busy writing short story at moment to calm down my buzzing brain that is cluttered with words, just got to get them in the right order LOL :-) I didn’t know things could “float” to the bottom, conjures up a brilliant image in my brain, which is on overdrive……cheers xx………

  11. Dixie Ann, 28 March, 2013

    Elaine, I knew that float statement would garner a laugh but the air is actually floating Up to the bottom of the pendant and it really does work! I am going to post a before and after picture when I get it finished. What a difference! So girl, just keep on writing we all love it so much. Cheers!

  12. Christina Pinckard, 05 April, 2013

    I just wanted to say, that anyone with a Michael’s craft store around them, they have their polymer clay Sculptey III and Premo on sale for 87 cents, starting this sunday. I couldn’t believe it, and went to the store and they said yes, it will be 87 cents starting sunday to next week. Now’s the perfect time, to grab a ton of clays for a cheap price.

    Also I LOVE these colors for this month! I plan on making all of them at some point, once school gets out and I can start making the pandora/troll beads from the video that you have. :)

    Great website.

  13. Sharon Scaff, 26 April, 2013

    Thank u Cindy for all the things I am learning from you. Absolutely wonderful.

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