In this video I talk about the new polymer clay line by Staedtler, Fimo Professional True Colors.
This is a polymer clay based on the Fimo Classic line, with the new name of Fimo Professional, and a new Spectral Color based color mixing system.
Rather than colors based on designer colors or artist based pigments, the True Colors line is based on spectral pure pigment colors that work in a more predictable manner, like how a rainbow works. Where Red and Yellow actually make Orange. Unlike Artist based colors based on Earthen Pigments like Alizarin Crimson, Raw Sienna and Burnt Umber, which are the traditional colors used in art pigments like acrylic paints, oil paints and such.
People who have a background in working with artist pigments, the polymer clay colors that are based on the artist color system, like Premo Sculpey which I mostly use, will be familiar with how the colors work and will find it easy to mix their own colors in the line. But for people who are new to polymer clay, or are not familiar with artist pigmented colors… well you may have a more difficult time mixing the artist pigment colors. Red and Yellow in artist color, MAY give you Orange, but they may also give you a muddy color. It really depends on which Red and which Yellow you try to mix together.
Fimo has simplified the color mixing system by creating a polymer clay color line that contains pure pigments that will mix in a predictable manner. Much like the colors you find in a light spectrum of a rainbow. Red blends to Orange, to Yellow, to Green, to Blue, to Indigo, to Violet and round back to Red again.
The colors that Fimo Professional has included in their True Colors kit contain, True Yellow, True Red, True Magenta, True Blue, True Green and White.
You will need to also buy Black if you want to mix all the colors on the color chart provided in the kit.
In this video I will show you how the color system works, the things I like about the system, the things I don’t like, the color shift after baking, the recommending baking times and temperatures and strength testing at different time intervals.
I would still like to do some more testing of the product and some tweaking with the actual recipes, but overall I think the colors are pure, rich and vibrant… and that the system is simple enough for anyone to create a huge range of fabulous colors.
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