Kato Polyclay Color Recipes | Seaside Cottage Palette [Sue-F]

Seaside Cottage Palette, Kato Polyclay Color Recipes by Sue Fisher1: Espresso
2: Baby Blue
3: Tropical Lagoon
4: Robin’s Egg
5: Chamois

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. She calls this one,  Seaside Cottage.

Here’s another original Kato colour palette for you. I called it Seaside Cottage because it reminds me of a whole raft of similar colour schemes I’ve often seen in coastal properties. This is the beach-ey version… I also have a city-contemporary version which I’ll send along later as another palette. ~Sue-F

SF-004-1 Espresso

  • 1 part Brown (Kato)
  • 4 parts Orange (Kato)
  • 1 part Blue (Kato)

SF-004-2 Baby Blue

  • 1/2 part Blue (Kato)
  • 1/4 part Turquoise (Kato)
  • 12 parts White (Kato)

SF-004-3 Tropical Lagoon

  • 5 parts Blue (Kato)
  • 1 part Turquoise (Kato)
  • 3 parts Green (Kato)
  • 1 part White (Kato)

SF-004-4 Robin’s Egg

  • 5 parts Turquoise (Kato)
  • 1 part Green (Kato)
  • 9 parts White (Kato)

SF-004-5 Chamois

  • 4 parts Brown (Kato)
  • 3 parts Yellow (Kato)
  • 18 parts White (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]


Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor

  1. Sue F, 29 September, 2010

    Hi all,

    It looks like this thread has the wrong picture at the moment. I’m sure it’ll be fixed soon, but in the meantime, the link below will take you to a picture of the colour chips for this palette:

    My bad. All fixed now. Sorry about that. ~Doug

  2. Peggy Barnes, 29 September, 2010

    Well I can’t wait to see the picture but I don’t have to see to know they will be awesome and I will want to copy all the recipe’s down. Thank you once again for your kindness and generosity.
    Keep the river of colors flowing, Peggy, Fort Madison, Iowa USA

  3. Elizabeth S., 29 September, 2010


    You are so kind to provide these recipes for Kato users. Having no sense of color creation I have to depend on those who do to achieve any variety.

  4. carolyn, 29 September, 2010

    Sue, Thanks again for a wonderful looking pallet. I didn’t bring Kato with me but I surely will jump on this once I get home.

    Cindy, thanks for allowing Sue to share her Kato recipes here on your blog.

  5. Lawrence, 29 September, 2010

    Sue, thanks again for you Kato colour recipes. Premo is my clay of choice but do use Kato sometimes. It was the required clay (new version) in the last two workshops I have attended, so may use it more often.

  6. Illaya, 29 September, 2010

    Hi Cindy;

    I am so glad that you are so gracious as to allow Sue to share her Kato experience with us on your blog. I do have a little question.

    I am wondering what Sue is basing her parts on? Is she using a 1 inch square of rolled clay or is she cutting blocks into parts?

  7. Cara, 29 September, 2010

    @Illaya: a part can be whatever suits you. I tend to use cutters of varying sizes depending on how much of the colour I need (just remember to use the same sheet thickness). If you wanted larger amounts you could use part blocks of even weigh it out as long as you keep the same proportions.

  8. Cara, 29 September, 2010

    Sue thank you so much for sharing your wonderful colours with us!

    These are beautiful colours and it is so generous of you to share them with us!

  9. Sue F, 29 September, 2010

    @Illaya: I use different things for “parts” depending on how much of the mixed colour I want to end up with.

    Most of the time I roll the “ingredient” colours at the thickest setting on my pasta machine, and then use a square cutter (because it’s easier to cut fractions of parts accurately with a square cutter than a round cutter).

    It doesn’t matter what size cutter you use — or what size part you use — as long as you use the same size “part” for all the colours in a given recipe.

    For example, Espresso has 6 parts in total, but Chamois has 25 parts in total. So if I wanted to end up with roughly the same amount of both colours, but only a little of each, I might use a 20mm square cutter for the 6 parts when making up Espresso, and a 10mm square cutter for the 25 parts when making up Chamois. On the other hand, if I again wanted about the same amount of both, but a medium quantity of each, I might use a 40mm square cutter for the 6 parts in Espresso, and a 20mm square cutter for the 25 parts in Chamois.

    You can also multiply (or divide) the numbers of parts if that’s more convenient. Just adjust each of them by the same factor. For example, I prefer to avoid fractions when actually making up my recipes (I’m a bit of a precisionist), so with Baby Blue above I’d multiply everything by the largest denominator, 4, which gives 2 parts Blue, 1 part Turquoise, and 48 parts White.

  10. Lisa Whitham, 29 September, 2010

    @Sue F – Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for sharing your beautiful Kato color palettes..!! I love your color palettes! I’m just awful at mixing my own colors – they end up looking muddy. Your’s come out so crisp and nice looking. I always look forward to your palettes being a Kato user. I’ve been using a lot of Premo lately though for Cindy’s tutes… I wish Kato came in as many colors as Premo, it really would simplify things for me. *grin* I look forward to the next palette you send Cindy – Thanks again Sue!

    @Cindy – I’m so grateful you publish Sue’s palettes! Thank You Cindy!

    Keep On Clayin’,
    ~Lisa :)

  11. Tanya L, 30 September, 2010

    Love these colors Sue! Thanks so much for sharing another great palette!

Copyright © Polymer Clay Tutor Bead and Jewelry Making Tutorials