Fisher’s Plaid Shirt Palette | Premo Recipes Vol-061-A

Fisher's Plaid Shirt Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-A: Watermelon Slushee
2-A: Grape Popsicle

3-A: Blueberry Ice Cream
4A: Faded Jeans

This neat picture of the back of our son Fisher’s head, as he is reaching over the side of our truck loading in some firewood, is the inspiration for this upcoming color recipe palette.

Fisher just loves this plaid shirt. The moment it gets even slightly warm enough (and even when it isn’t) for him to wear this short sleeved cotton shirt, he has it on. The colors are vibrant and he feels happy when he wears it.

I like it too! It looks great on him and the colors show up well in photos. This photo, taken by either Doug or Willow, I’m not sure which (though it probably was Willow since I think Doug was also loading the truck at the time), was on our first PcT Road trip last summer, out along the Oregon Coast.

We had such a wonderful time together. Traveling, camping, meeting Polymer Clay Tutor Members and having a relaxing time. Really looking forward to our next PcT Roadtrip, coming soon!

With Summer just around the corner and the happy lively colors that go with warm weather, I thought Fisher’s favorite plaid shirt, would be perfect inspiration for our next color palette.

Keeping in tune with a summer theme and some of Fisher’s other favorite things (namely sweet frozen treats), I choose to name the colors along those lines.

I hope you enjoy this fun Summer 2013 color palette for the Vol-061-A recipe series!

Fisher's Plaid Shirt Color Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

The following Vol-061 A-series Plaid Shirt color palette will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library at the beginning of June 2013:

  • Watermelon Slushee (Recipe 061-1A)
  • Grape Popsicle (Recipe 061-2A)
  • Blueberry Ice Cream (Recipe 061-3A)
  • Faded Jeans (Recipe 061-4A)


Watermelon Slushee is not only a refreshing frozen drink, but also the lively coral color found on the collar of Fisher’s Plaid Shirt. Grape Popsicle is the vibrant purple color found in the squares where the red and blue intersect in the pattern. Blueberry Ice Cream is the bright clear blue found in the squares right next to the purple. And Faded Jeans is both the name of the faded blue shade found in the mid-toned squares on his shirt, and in the jeans that Fisher was wearing that warm Summer afternoon while loading firewood into the back of our pickup truck.

Cindy, The recipes are inspiring and most appreciated. Am fascinated with color and am anxious to start mixing them in PC. Hope to be able to duplicate some of the fabrics I have used in quilts. ~MJ

What wonderful stories that accompany your color palettes! Now this is why you have such a following. Such depth of field in all that you both do. It adds so much color (pun intended) to our lives. Thank you. The palette is lovely, I can see using all the colors over and over. YUM! ~Patt-W

Oh how happy colors make me! ~Melinda-H


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  1. Freda K, 20 May, 2013

    Your color palettes are always gorgeous. My problem when I need to mix clays to get a certain shade is what to add to the nearest color to get to that shade. You do such a good job of making matches to photos. Is it instinctive or is there a way to figure out what to add.

  2. Dixie Ann, 20 May, 2013

    I can see why Fisher likes his shirt. The colors make me happy too just looking at them. Nice color pallette Cindy!

  3. Jocelyn C, 20 May, 2013

    Such bright happy colors, which definitely first come to mind in a brain cane….might make some outstanding roses, like Cindy did with her tute.

    Fisher must be almost twice that size now, and skinny, if that shirt still fits, lol. If he sends me a pair of jeans that will fit him into the future, and the remains of the shirt after the summer, I promise that I will embroider and applique the cloth onto areas that need it.

  4. Maria C, 20 May, 2013

    Y U M M Y ! ! !

  5. Pattw, 20 May, 2013

    LOL -Such happy names for your color palette! No wonder Fisher has such a sense of humor – it’s contagious ! The Lietz Humor!!!!!!!!!! Oh, btw – lofe the colors…………….;}

  6. Jeanne C., 20 May, 2013

    Great shirt Fisher, I can see why you like it so much. Thanks Cindy for another great color palette.

  7. Gerri M, 24 May, 2013

    Hi Cindy,

    I am very new at this. I made some pieces that could become pendants and they are about 3/8″ thick. Should I be able to snap them into pieces?


  8. Cindy Lietz, 24 May, 2013

    Thanks to all of your wonderful regulars that are commenting on these color recipe threads. I appreciate it and am glad to hear (fisher is too), that you like this palette.

    @Gerri… I published a video back in December of last year that will be helpful you regarding your clay breakage issue. Here is the link… Baking Polymer Clay

  9. Naushad A, 24 May, 2013

    Hi Cindy,

    I am an artist from the Maldives living in the UK. I am struggling to do a proper baking with my Miniature Sculptures using Super sculpey firm. The oven is a NEFF brand home oven and I am baking the clay for 10 mnts at a 200 which i am not sure C or F because the oven does not mention it. The clay breaks easily after cooling down. Would appreciate if you could guide me through.

    Kind regards

  10. Jocelyn C, 24 May, 2013

    Hi Naushad! Tons of information on baking polymer clay here on the blog, just go to the search facility and pop in “baking” and you’ll get tons of videos, blogs and comments on this topic. First thing is to get an oven thermometer, so you know how to set your temps properly (toaster ovens can be inaccurate and spike). The proper times and temps for baking are found on your package of clay, but, as you read here, you will see that Cindy feels to get maximum strength from the clay she uses, Premo Sculptey, that you need an hour at the temp range.

  11. Cindy Lietz, 27 May, 2013

    Jocelyn is right Naushad. There is tons of information, articles and videos here at the blog about baking polymer clay. Not only does the clay need to be at the correct temperature, but it also need to be baked for a minimum of 30 minutes at that set temp. I bake my premo sculpey pieces for 1 hour at 265F – 275F, in order for them to be properly cured. Make sure to read through the information thoroughly and you will be having success in no time! Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

  12. Peggy Barnes, 27 May, 2013

    Fisher you have inspired me with wonderful color and the talent in the Lietz family just keeps getting better and better. Fisher I wish all men had taste in clothes like you. Could you have a talk with my husband sometime??? Love the color palette as always.

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