Kato Polyclay Color Palette | Royal [Sue-F]

Royal Polyclay Color Palette by Sue Fisher1: Starlight
2: Golden
3: Pale Gold
4: Buried Brass
5: Monarch

Today’s post is for all the Kato Clay people who follow this blog. Sue Fisher, a valued member from Australia, has provided another one of her original, Kato Polyclay color palettes. This was in called, Royal.

Butterfly Beads by Sue Fisher

Cindy, I’ve been using lots of metallics recently doing Christine Dumont’s Butterfly Beads along with your Polymer Clay Art Sheet Technique as pictured in this photo. Although I’ve used regular colours too.

The art sheet butterfly beads don’t use my “Royal” Kato Polyclay Palette. They actually don’t have anything to do with it, except for the fact that the butterfly bead shaping techniques have had me using metallics much more than I’ve ever done in the past.

I actually made the art sheet on those butterfly beads back in September so it was a bit difficult to work with, even though I tried to warm it up in my hands and “condition” it by bending it gently. Since the art sheet clay was no longer properly conditioned it tended to crack rather than stretch while I was shaping the beads, which is why the flared ends aren’t as thin as they should be. I still like the overall effect though, and I’ll try it with some new art sheets when I get a chance.

I’ll be using the “Royal” palette on a feature piece once I figure out how on earth I’m going to cure what I have in mind. I’ll also be using it directly on some other beads, and it should be good for your blend and switch technique too.

Listed below are a few of my currently-favoured metallics recipes. The blue and the red are quite luxurious which is why I’ve called the palette Royal. NB: Most of these recipes require Kato Concentrates!


SF-007-1 Starlight (Metallic)

  • 1 part Blue Concentrate (Kato)
  • 1 part Red Concentrate (Kato)
  • 2 parts Pearl (Kato)

SF-007-2 Golden (Metallic)

  • 6 parts Gold (Kato)
  • 1 part Green (Kato)
  • 4 parts Yellow Concentrate (Kato)
  • 12 parts Pearl (Kato)

SF-007-3 Pale Gold (Metallic)

  • 1 part Gold (Kato)
  • 3 parts Yellow Concentrate (Kato)
  • 1 part Silver (Kato)
  • 24 parts Pearl (Kato)

SF-007-4 Buried Brass (Metallic)

  • 5 parts Gold (Kato)
  • 1 part Turquoise (Kato)
  • 5 parts Yellow (Kato)
  • 2 parts Black (Kato)
  • 6 parts Pearl (Kato)

SF-007-5 Monarch (Metallic)

  • 20 parts Red Concentrate (Kato)
  • 5 parts Gold (Kato)
  • 1 part Black (Kato)
  • 26 parts Translucent (Kato)

Blank Polymer Clay Recipe CardTo download a blank recipe card that can be duplicated and used for keeping your collection organized, click on the following link: Polymer Clay Recipe Card

If you like receiving these Kato color recipes, be sure to let Sue know in the comments section below. It takes a lot of time and energy to create polymer clay color palettes. So I would like to say thank you very much Sue, for sharing your work with everyone.

** Index of Previously Posted Guest Color Palettes:
2009-07-10: Eleven Sculpey III Color Recipes [Carrie-W]
2009-08-02: Six Sculpey III Color Recipes [Carrie-W]

2010-02-07: Kato Polyclay Vol-009-B Pansy Flower Palette [Sue-F]
Kato Polyclay Color Recipes | Spice and Serenity [Sue-F]
2010-02-27: Kato Polyclay Vol-015-A Blue Hosta Palette [Sue-F]
Kato Polyclay Vol-017-B | Alpine Succulent [Sue-F]
2010-04-19: Kato Polyclay Color Recipes | Bouquet of Violets [Sue-F]
2010-09-05: Kato Polyclay Color Recipes | Rich Metallics [Sue-F]
Kato Polyclay Color Recipes | Seaside Cottage [Sue-F]
2010-10-18: Kato Polyclay Color Recipes | Poinsettia Palette [Sue-F]
Kato Polyclay Colors | Harbourview Highrise [Sue-F]
2011-03-07: Kato Polyclay Color Recipes | Royal Palette [Sue-F]


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  1. Linda K., 07 March, 2011

    Sue, I love your butterfly beads! Even though I haven’t used Kato yet, it’s great to know that if and when I do, I can find all of your recipes here. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Peggy Barnes, 08 March, 2011

    Sue big big fan of this color palette, the Golden and Buried Brass are fantastic. You are so special and kind to share these with us. Cindy and Doug are just as great to let you share them with us. I thank the 3 of you from the bottom of my heart. Everyone cares so much about the other ones in this clay family Cindy and Doug have created here for us. We all need to remember just how generous everyone is here. I’m a big fan of all!!
    Uuuuuugggggs, Peggy

  3. Janet R, 08 March, 2011

    Sue, what a splendid colour palette. I can’t wait to get my Kato out and start mixing. Ya’ll make it so difficult to get any laundry, dishes, yardwork etc. done when there are so many new colour combinations and techniques to try. I have to find a way to shove an extra 6-8 hours into my day. But I’m loving it:) Keep ‘er comin!

  4. Rebecca Chisenhall, 09 March, 2011

    Thank you so much, Sue, for these! You are such a generous soul to share these with us the way you do. I will certainly be trying these out soon!

  5. Sue F, 10 March, 2011

    Thank you, ladies! :)

  6. Cindy Lietz, 10 March, 2011

    FYI: For anyone who is interested, Sue-F just posted a very thorough writeup of the methodology she uses for doing strength tests with her polymer clay. The link by my name just above, will take you there.

    Thanks Sue! Your input here at the blog is always appreciated!

  7. Barbara H, 15 March, 2011

    Hi Cindy. I remember seeing a blank recipe card somewhere on this website. Can you tell me where it is? I’m stuck making your recipes until I find it. Thanks. Barbara

  8. Jennifer T., 21 March, 2011

    @Barbara H: Looks like theres a blank card right under Sue’s recieps up above. I belief Cindy pruvided a blank cord on most all guest recipe posts for cdonveniece sakes.

  9. Cindy Lietz, 16 March, 2011

    @Barbara H: I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about the search box at the top of the page. For getting quick answers to questions like this, all you need to do is use keywords like “blank recipe cards” … and you will find exactly what you are looking for in just a few clicks.

  10. De Etta Beaver, 20 March, 2011

    Need source info for micromesh pads PLEASE AND THANKYOU

  11. Cindy Lietz, 20 March, 2011

    Hi De Etta,

    Sourcing Micromesh pads has been discussed quite a few times at the blog her. For quick answers to questions like this, the search box at the top of the page will be your best friend. Just type in “micromesh” as the keyword and you will get a list of links to research. When click through to an article page, then use CTRL-F browser feature to easily jump around to specific keywords on the page.

    FYI: I am taking the time to coach you guys on how to use the search box because it really is a valuable tool to learn how to use.

  12. Donna G, 26 March, 2011

    Your colour mixes are fantastic Sue. I especially love the metallics and use kato as my preferred clay.

  13. Sue F, 27 March, 2011

    Thank you, Donna! :)

  14. TrudyM, 11 June, 2011

    I’ve been wanting to try Kato in the future, as well as other brands and having a Lietz family buddy who is so generous to share color recipes is feeling mighty lucky!! Thanks so much.

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