Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Blushing Pansy Palette [Premo]

Blushing Panzy Polymer Clay Color Palette 1A: Rippled Petals
Blushing Pansy
3A: Grape Jelly
4A: Antique Lace

With Valentines just around the corner… and the dreary lack of color in my garden at this moment… I thought it would be a great time to do a lovely Pink and Purple color palette using this lovely pansy blossom from last years garden, as inspiration.

The recipes for this color palette will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library during the month of Feb-2011 in Vol-033 [A-Series]:

  • Rippled Petals (Recipe 033-1A)
  • Blushing Pansy (Recipe 033-2A)
  • Grape Jelly (Recipe 033-3A)
  • Antique Lace (Recipe 033-4A)

Rippled Petals is the rich velvety Pink Red rimming the ruffled edges of this beautiful flower. Blushing Pansy is the deep Magenta Pink found in the frilly petals. Grape Jelly is the grapey purple that fringes the much deeper purple center of the bloom. And Antique Lace is the soft creamy color of the less decorative, though just as elegant, outer petals of this pansy flower.

How lovely! I always save your descriptions of the four colours, Cindy – they’re very poetic, you Nature Lover, you! ~Mary-U

Now these colors just warm my heart with the feeling of spring. Another picture I would love to have for my color recipe box. Thank you for the colors Cindy and thank you Doug for the picture. One thing is for sure all of Doug’s pictures are worth a thousand words or should I say a 1000 colors. Either way great job both of you!!!!! Many Thanks and Many Uuuuuuuggggggggggs. ~Peggy-B

Funny, I was just thinking about your colour palettes today (as I downloaded them into my new computer) and was struck by the names you give your colours. The names are all so lush and original, it’s impossible NOT to try to mix them to see what they look like. ~Isabel-H

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  1. Marlene C, 17 January, 2011

    My second or should I say other passion is orchid growing (It was first, until I met “Poly” and you!). I have been toying with the idea of combining both, and with this new color palette, I can see several new Hybrids budding soon. You both are really so special and fill a need not only for me, but many others. All I can say is Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  2. pollyanna, 17 January, 2011

    Very beautiful colors. Just what I needed as a pick me up on a dreary wintery day.

  3. pattw, 17 January, 2011

    What a lovely palette! The pink that ladies love. This blend is beautiful. Thanks again for selecting such “go-together” colors… Pansy here we come!

  4. Lisa Whitham, 17 January, 2011

    Perfect colors for Valentines Day… So warm and inviting. Great choice Cindy!

    Clay On,
    ~Lisa :)

  5. Phaedrakat, 17 January, 2011

    Wow, your Blushing Pansy Palette is gorgeous! I love pinks and purples…they’ll come in mighty handy for Valentine’s jewelry. Plus, my nieces love girly-girl colors (as long as I mix ’em with other “funky” colors, too.) I’m inspired to get started on “hearts” and “I love you” stuff — pronto!

    Thanks Cindy, for the lovely color palette…and Doug, for your beautiful photography — as always!

  6. Linda K., 17 January, 2011

    Very nice colors for Valentine’s Day..or any day, for that matter!

  7. Silverleaf, 17 January, 2011

    Now that’s my kind of palette! I love purples and bright pinks and I also love pansies.

  8. Lisa Crone, 17 January, 2011

    Hi Cindy, WOW, what great colors, that flower made me feel spring and I need it so bad! I had to say goodbye to a 16 year old doggie child last week and this is the first real thing that made me feel warm on the inside, THANK YOU my friend! You DO have a way with words and poetic came to mind! Thanks so much for stopping by a bead a day! I was thinking about you making a gorgeous sunny polymer clay bead and adding some of those sun detecting plastic beads to a key chain or bracelet…wow! :) I haven’t mentioned my loss other places and hope you don’t mind…!

  9. Cindy Lietz, 18 January, 2011

    Thank you everyone for your sweet words. I am glad you like the new palette! Don’t you just love color mixing? It is one of the most inspiring things about working with polymer clay!

    @Lisa Crone: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your loving pet. :( I know how difficult it can be to lose a dear friend like that. I don’t mind if you post things like this here at all. These kinds of things is what makes us a family. I think that is very important when you’re building a community like this. You bring so much to the beading community, it doesn’t matter if we stray off topic every once in awhile. It shows there is more to us that just one thing. On the subject of those beads that change color in sun light, I was really excited to see them yesterday on your blog. Do you know if you can get them in a smaller seed bead or micro bead size rather than just the larger pony bead style? I can see so much potential for a tinier size being combined with polymer clay.

  10. Silverleaf, 18 January, 2011

    @Lisa Crone: I’m so sorry to hear about your dog, it must be awful to lose your friend like that. :( My thoughts are with you.

    Thanks for drawing my attention to the UV beads – how cool are they! I’ve ordered some partly because I love anything that changes colour, and partly because I’m always aware of the sun especially as my dad had skin cancer a few years back (he’s fine now) and if I give him some beads it might remind him to stay out of the sun. And it might remind me too, because I tend to forget to apply sunscreen regularly enough and burn, even here in the UK.

  11. Laura Z, 19 January, 2011

    @Lisa Crone: Hi Lisa, I don’t know how I missed your post, but I wanted to add how sorry I am to hear of the loss of your furbaby. It’s so hard to lose one that you love.

    I also love those UV Sol beads! They are very cool!

  12. Laura Z, 17 January, 2011

    Another gorgeous color palette! Pretty valentine beads coming soon! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

  13. Loretta Carstensen, 18 January, 2011

    Love the colors, Cindy. Look forward to seeing what you do with them. :-)

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