Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Autumn Sunflower Palette [Premo]

Autumn Sunflower Polymer Clay Color Palette1A: Fresh Turned Soil
Red Brick Path
3A: Autumn Squash
4A:Golden Sunflower

This late Summer, early Autumn Sunflower was photographed by my husband Doug way back in 2007 on my birthday. It was a real beauty with it’s rich fiery petals and deep rich brown seeds. Seeing this photo reminds me of when I planted sunflowers in my back yard every year. Their tall nodding heads serving as a temporary fence between our yard and the lane.

I have been so busy the last few years with this blog, I have hardly done any gardening at all. But this photo and color palette has inspired me so much today, that I have decided to plant sunflowers again next year, when Spring rolls around.

The following individual recipes will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library during the month of Sept-2010 in Vol-028 [A-Series]:

  • Fresh Turned Soil (Recipe 028-1A)
  • Red Brick Path (Recipe 028-2A)
  • Autumn Squash (Recipe 028-3A)
  • Golden Sunflower (Recipe 028-4A)

Fresh Turned Soil is the rich Brown, Black of the Sunflower Seeds at the center of this gorgeous flower. Red Brick Path is the rusty Red Striations radiating through each petal. Autumn Squash is the roasted Orange of the flower as it blends out to the Golden Sunflower Yellow of the outermost tips.

This is a wonderful site and I love being able to read about all the great ideas you have, Cindy. One thing that I would love to be able to do is get all of the recipes. I would be willing to pay an additional fee to be able to access ALL of the recipes. I download them all as the new ones come up, but would love to have access to all the old ones. The color recipes are one of my VERY favorite parts of this website. ~Deborah-S

As a paid subscriber, I love the color pallet recipes and don’t know where else to get anything like them. I am confident Cindy has tried out the recipes before posting them on her site. ~Anna-S

Hi! I’m a member of Cindy’s Site, and love it! I’m fairly new to polymer clay and she has been so helpful and always there to answer any questions. I love her clay recipes. She’s a doll! ~Peggy-D


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  1. Ken H, 25 August, 2010

    WOW! Stunning colors, I can’t wait to get this month’s colors mixed up to see them in person. Autumn is my favorite time of the year with all the colors and the crisp cool air.

  2. Elizabeth S., 25 August, 2010

    What a perfect coincidence–we are having a tease of Autumn today with the first cooler temperatures we have had in months. This is a beautiful palette!.

  3. Phaedrakat, 25 August, 2010

    Luscious colors, Cindy…beautiful photo, Doug! This warm palette is perfect for Autumn…and lots of gorgeous beads! Happy to hear you’re going to plant some of these beauties in the Spring.

  4. Jeanne C., 25 August, 2010

    Fall has always been my favorite time of the year, having lived in Vermont gave me the opportunity to witness one of natures miracles displaying her beautiful colors. Picking apples, baking pies and rolling in the leaves with the children! Living in AZ I do miss Autumn. Oh Cindy thanks for the trip down memory lane. :)

    Looking forward to whipping up a batch of Autumn Sunflower. :)

  5. Linda K., 25 August, 2010

    Doug, this is another beautiful photo!

    Cindy, I love how you’ve picked up the shades of color in the flower.

    @ Jeanne C: I live in Killington, VT. What part are you from?

  6. Jeanne C., 25 August, 2010

    @Linda K.: Born in Winooski, left Burlington 12 years ago and moved to AZ. Have relatives in Rutland. :)

  7. Koolbraider, 25 August, 2010

    While the yellow and reds might take the stage I’m very interested in the “fresh turned soil” because that’s one of the best experiences with gardening. Good soil has a rich smell. Cindy, here’s hoping you find some time soon for gardening.

  8. carolyn, 25 August, 2010

    Wonderful pallet … and sneaky b’day reference.

  9. Ken H, 25 August, 2010

    @carolyn: Thanks Carolyn for bringing that up. Don’t think for one moment Cindy that we missed the reference there in the blog entry, Facebook is a wonderful creation on many levels. :)

  10. carolyn, 25 August, 2010

    My calendar was already marked.

  11. Cindy Lietz, 25 August, 2010

    @carolyn: ;-)

    @all: Glad you are liking the this Vol-028 color pallet. Doug and I I really enjoy putting them together for you guys.

  12. Ken H, 25 August, 2010

    Sorry about the moderation, I thought the trouble might have been over.

  13. Tanya L, 25 August, 2010

    What beautiful colors you’ve chosen to replicate again, Cindy, and what great photography skills shown by Doug! This is another one of my favorite flowers, along with some of my favorite colors (and, dare I say, favorite time of year too?), so I can’t wait to “have at ’em”! Love it, love it, love it! Thank you so much to you both!

  14. Cheryl Hodges, 25 August, 2010

    Beautiful palette. The rich earthy colors of fall ; the golden yellows, browns, deep yellows, oranges and reds are my favorite colors. Fall is also my daughter’s and my favorite time of the year; I love the crisp air and the skies and it also happens to be my daughter’s and my birthday too during this season.

  15. Lupe Meter, 25 August, 2010

    I love these colors! Can’t wait! I love the autumn colors…so vibrant.

  16. Linda K., 25 August, 2010

    @ Jeanne C: It certainly is a smalll world. If you ever visit your Rutland relatives, let me know!

  17. Sharon B., 31 August, 2010

    @Deborah-S: I agree that Cindy’s site is wonderful. However, my main interest is color mixing, so I would also love to have access to the archived color recipes (even if only the B-series ones). I’d subscribe to a “recipe-only” library if it also included A-series recipes.

  18. Cindy Lietz, 31 August, 2010

    Thanks for posting your comment Sharon-B. Is there anyone else that would be interested in a color-recipe-only library?

  19. Tanya L, 01 September, 2010

    I’d definitely be interested in past B-series recipes!!

  20. Ken H, 01 September, 2010

    @Tanya L: But we’re already getting the back “B” Series colors in the weekly newsletter, they’re included with the current “A” and “B” colors, Cindy is working her way through the collection again.

  21. Ken H, 01 September, 2010

    Ok, now I know, still can’t use the reply function

  22. pattw, 01 September, 2010

    please add me to the list -really like making the color recipes. More would b e good ;}

  23. Lori Trahan, 03 November, 2010

    I need a good egg yolk color recipe in Premo. The Autumn Squash is too yellow. Can anyone help me please?

  24. Phaedrakat, 20 November, 2010

    @Lori Trahan: Hi Lori, I hope you were able to get the color you needed. It’s been awhile…are you still looking for that egg yolk color, or did you get it mixed up yourself?

    I thought I’d ask, and get the comment “bumped” over to the recent comment list on the right. That way, if you still need it, perhaps someone will see it who can help (someone who has mixed up all their color chips…unlike me, unfortunately!) Hopefully, one of the members who’s good at mixing colors will have some tips on how to get the color you need.

    You could also try using the search box at the top of each page to look for articles or discussions about color mixing. I remember a discussion a while back about how to convert color recipes…I think Sue F. gave some instructions on her process for changing Premo recipes over to Kato. It might be helpful for you…

  25. Lori Trahan, 03 November, 2010

    I mean the Golden sunflower is too yellow. Sorry

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