Poisonous Mushroom Palette | Premo Recipes Vol-078-B

Poisonous Mushroom Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Poisonous Mushroom
Dangerous Fungus
Decaying Leaves
Blackened Branches

In our previous Vol-078-A Series Color Recipe post for the Rock Crab Platte, the colors I chose were inspired by a photo Doug took on an early morning hike he took to the beach at the Manchester State Park Campsite in Washington on our last PcT Roadtrip.

Well today’s photo was taken on a different excursion in the same park. The strange yellow and orange spongy item in the photo is not of a discarded baked polymer clay item (lol), but a close up shot of a large poisonous mushroom (at least that is what we believe it is after looking at photos of dangerous mushrooms online).

The enormous deadly fungus in its bright earthy yellow and orange hues, stood out boldly against the dark backdrop of the decaying leaves and branches on the forest floor… warning that it was not to be touched.

This mushroom was such an amazing specimen, that Doug was gone for a long time taking photos of it. I am glad he practically stumbled across it while walking through the woods though. It makes the perfect inspiration for our next Vol-078-B Series color recipes for November 2014. Do enjoy!

Poisonous Mushroom Palette by Polymer Clay TutorEveryone who is subscribed to our Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the following recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of November 2014:

  • Posionous Mushroom (Recipe 078-1B)
  • Dangerous Fungus (Recipe 078-2B)
  • Decaying Leaves (Recipe 078-3B)
  • Blackened Branches (Recipe 078-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Poisonous Mushroom is a warm orangey yellow of the crackled cap of this huge poisonous mushroom. Dangerous Fungus is the deep rust orange of the darker areas on the mushroom’s surface. Decaying Leaves is a dark plum brown of the leaves composting on the forest floor. And Blackened Branches is the dark brown black of the soaking wet and rotting twigs and branches that will give nourishment to the flourishing mushrooms.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-078 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to the Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.

If you want to see the Volume-078 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of November then click here: Rock Crab Palette

I like your color recipes and really would like more. I do have a problem with picking colors that look good together. I like earthtones and they do not reduce well, and tend to get lost in my designs when reduced. I have been working with polymer clay for quite some years now. I have a lot of molds, tools, clay, etc. Thanks for your help from all of us clayers. ~Lynn-W

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  1. Dixie Ann, 27 October, 2014

    Beautiful Fall color pallette Cindy. I personally have never seen a poisionous mushroom so not only am I getting a beautiful color pallette, I am getting an education in mushrooms! Mother used to go off into the woods and pick those big ole elephant ears she called them and then the kind that reminded me of a pine tree that looked like a sponge. She would fry them all up in butter and onions and eat the whole dang pan. I had heard so much about poisionous mushrooms when I was a little girl that I never could eat any until I was able to buy them in the store as an adult. You ever wonder why it is that the bad ones have all the colors?

  2. Cindy Lietz, 04 November, 2014

    Yeah I have always wondered that myself Dixie Ann. Maybe it it a warning of sorts? Beware… I’m poisonous! I too won’t eat a mushroom from the forest… like you I only will eat mushrooms from the store. I figure if they are commercially viable… they probably aren’t killing the customers. ;)

  3. cherie, 28 October, 2014

    Beautiful warm, earthy tones. My favorites! Thanks for a wonderful Fall palette.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 04 November, 2014

    You’re more than welcome Cherie! Enjoy!

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