Pink Hydrangea Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Pink Hydrangea Color Palette by Polymer Clay TutorVol-043-B Series [Premo Sculpey]
Fading Hydrangea
Plum Rose
Rock Path

In contrast to last week’s Vol-043-A Semiahmoo Palette which was deep and moody and filled with hidden meanings, today’s Vol-043-B Pink Hydrangea Palette is all about simplicity. Basically, this is a pretty flower, with pretty colors and I like it. Nothing deeper than that!

To be fair to the Hydrangea, it truly is a remarkable flower. Did you know that this particular genus species, Hydrangea Macrophylla will bloom either Pink or Blue depending on the acidity of the soil? Pretty cool EH?

Hydrangea enthusiasts can manipulate the pH of the soil by using Lime or Aluminum Sulphate. I haven’t tried it myself yet… too many polymer clay experiments to do first before I start messing around with horticulture!

If I remember correctly, this Pink Hydrangea blossom was in a bouquet that we got from the realtor when we sold our apartment. So this picture must be pretty old. When Doug showed me the photo, I loved all the different shades of pink in the petals, and the gray background, and just knew it would be the perfect inspiration for the next Volume-043 [B-series] color recipe collection.

Everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the recipes for free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of December 2011.

  • Fading Hydrangea (Recipe 043-1B)
  • Plum Rose (Recipe 043-2B)
  • Claret (Recipe 043-3B)
  • Rock Path (Recipe 043-4B)

Fading Hydrangea is the soft Yellowish Pink found in the oldest blooms as they dry and fade in the sun. Plum Rose is the soft Magenta based Pink so dominant in this big fat blossom head. Claret is the deep Plum Wine found in the shadowed center of the flower. And Rock Path is the Purplish Gray of theĀ  pebbles in the background.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-043 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-043 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of December, then click here: Semiahmoo Palette | Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Your recipes for different colors are priceless and such a time saver. I took index cards, printed the color and recipe on them then glued a baked sample on the card. Now when I need that just so color I can just find it on my index card and whip it up with out the waste and mistakes of finding just what one I need. Fantastic!! Thanks. ~Yvonne-B

I’m just beginning to experiment with mixing colors, so I believe the recipe cards will come in really handy. Keep up the fantastic work! ~June-W

Joining your ‘club’ is the best thing I ever did, I used to mess around with Polymer Clay some years ago, but always had problems and gradually lost incentive. In particular, I have no colour sense, so, having your fabulous colour cards every week is just a dream. I actually read on a beading artist’s blog that she got angry with people wanting to know exactly what colours she’d used and wondered why they didn’t just try for themselves. Well, I could tell her why! Whenever I tried I just got grimaces from people. I think it’s necessary to have someone to get you started and give you a few designs / patterns to practice to gain confidence, so you can then ‘paint outside the lines’ without worrying about how it will turn out. So, thank you again dear tutor, I hope you’ll be around forever! ~Marion-R


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  1. Jeanne C., 21 November, 2011

    Very pretty color palette. Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. XXXX

  2. pollyanna, 21 November, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving in advance.
    This is a fantastic palette. Love the colors. Pinks are among my favorites. Actually there aren’t too many colors I don’t like.

  3. Jill V., 21 November, 2011

    Oooh! Pretty. Happy TG!

  4. Linda K., 21 November, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Pink is my happy color, so I love this palette.

  5. pattw35, 23 November, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone ! What pretty shades of pink. A palette for good times -claying.
    Thanks, per usual, for all your sharing ways…….;D

  6. Cherie, 23 November, 2011

    to all my American friends – Happy Thanksgiving! xxx

  7. DawnB, 23 November, 2011

    Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to our US members! And for many of us, a happy 4-day weekend! Team Lietz, lots of “thanks giving” to you for giving us so much help and inspiration.

  8. Sandra, 23 November, 2011

    hi Cindy, is it possible to get the recipe for the Peach Rose Palette vol 36-b 3b? I have lost it.
    Thanks Sandra

  9. Sandra, 23 November, 2011

    Don;t worry, found it., Whew :)

  10. Cindy Lietz, 24 November, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends! Have a warm, relaxing and yummy holiday with your families! Doug, Willow, Fisher and I are very thankful to have you in our clay family. You mean the world to us. Enjoy your day and don’t go too crazy in the malls tomorrow with all those fabulous shopping deals. Unless you buying clay stuff… then go nuts!! :-)

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