Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Campfire Palette [Premo Sculpey]

Campfire Polymer Clay Color Palette

1B: Inferno

Baby it’s cold outside… and there’s nothing more cozy than warming up by a nice roaring fire! So today, I’d like to inspire you with this fireside photo that Doug took, and 4 hot polymer clay colors from my Campfire Palette.

The recipes for each of the following 4 colors will be released during the month of January 2011 in Volume-032 [B-series].  Everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download them for free. They will be emailed to you one per week on Friday mornings.

  • Inferno (Recipe 032-1B)
  • Embers (Recipe 032-2B)
  • Fireglow (Recipe 032-3B)
  • Firelight (Recipe 032-4B)

Inferno is the Hot Orange Red of the fiery flames engulfing the wood ablaze. Embers is the Coral Pink color of the cooler outside edges for each burning stick. Fireglow is a radiant Orange shade caused by hot air churning upwards to the sky. And Firelight is the palest, almost white hot shade of Yellow deep within the heart of the fire.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-032 B-Series Palette. They are free to download, for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List.

If you want to see the Volume-032 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of January, then click here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | French Quarter Palette

Your colors are so beautiful! One of my clay resolutions for the new year is to use only custom colors from the library in my creations — as much as possible, anyway. Can’t wait to add these to the choices. ~Elizabeth-S

Oh how happy colors make me! ~Melinda-H

I would pay for the B series palettes if that could ever be an option! They are worth their weight in gold and maybe it would be easier on Cindy and Doug. I actually feel like you two do not charge enough. You offer an excellent tutorial package that is not matched anywhere else on the Internet! Seriously… you guys are awesome! Please do whatever it takes to make your life easier so you do not get burned out… maybe a separate B series color package that we could purchase would be an option. Just an idea. I will shut up now. ~Laura-R


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The recipes for each of the following 4 colors will be released during the month of January 2011 in Volume-032 [B-series]. Everyone who is subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download them for free. They will be emailed to you one per week for 4 Friday mornings a month
  1. pattw, 27 December, 2010

    Oh boy ! These are my kind of colors ! Vibrant and warm. Makes me feel cozy. Thanks for the color palette !

  2. Jeanne C., 27 December, 2010

    Wonderful colors, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy! Just in time for all of you in the “cold zones” :)

  3. Catalina, 27 December, 2010

    Now, these colors will warm up my creative juices!

  4. Lisa Whitham, 27 December, 2010

    These colors are HOT… Love ’em!! :)

  5. pollyanna, 28 December, 2010

    fantastic colors!!!

  6. Cherie, 28 December, 2010

    This is definitely my palette of colors. I love the warm, vibrant colors.

  7. Cindy Lietz, 28 December, 2010

    Glad to see you guys liking these cozy colors! So did you all have a good Christmas? Get any clay stuff under the tree? I’m really looking forward to a fun and creative New Year. So glad you all are here to enjoy it together with me!

  8. Bette L, 28 December, 2010

    Yes, I got some clay stuff. A clay peeler from the cutting edge and some brass bangle bracelet channel blanks from Melanie West Etsy shop. I haven’t had time to try them out yet but I am excited to start. I hope Christmas was goot to all of you in clay land.

  9. Phaedrakat, 28 December, 2010

    Beautiful, HOT palette, Cindy! Will definitely light a fire for the wearer when made into jewelry.

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and received some lovely gifts. I wish that for everyone — hope you all had wonderful holidays, and I’m hoping the New Year brings wonderful things for everyone! (Good health, family members safe & sound, happiness, pain-free days for those of us who suffer so much, etc…)

  10. Silverleaf, 28 December, 2010

    Lovely warm colours Cindy! I got a couple of clay books and an Art Clay Silver starter kit and a blowtorch amongst my presents this year. :D

    Oh and some new Makins cutters as well.

  11. Laura Z, 28 December, 2010

    This palette is gorgeous. Makes me wish I were in front of a nice fire with a good book.

    We had a wonderful Christmas here. I received a dremel set and a 2 barrel Loritone tumbler. Haven’t tried the dremel yet, but I’m loving the tumbler (and so are my aching fingers, LOL).

    I decided on the spur of the moment to take a couple of extra days off of work this week and am spending some time claying and redecorating my main bathroom. I’m thinking I’m going to make some decorative clay covers for my tassles and lightswitch covers. ((Rubs hands together eagerly)) :D

  12. Brenda, 28 December, 2010

    Beautiful Palette! It reminds me of my fireplace.

    I got no claying toys under the tree :(.. I was told that”they know nothing about that sort of stuff “. So I’ve been buyin g for myself. I did get a new fancy mytouch slide cell phone. I am loving it :) I too am looking forward to the new year with my fellow clayers XD

  13. DJ, 28 December, 2010

    Such beautiful, warm tones…love the names too. No claying toys this year, although Dean has been encouraging me to buy a rock tumbler for bead polishing (we both had these as kids, but they’re both long gone now). Christmas was quiet, small but really nice.

    I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and a Merry Christmas. Wishing all a fantastic New Year filled with good things – health, happiness and wonderful memories. =)

  14. Marlene, 29 December, 2010

    Wishing everyone and peaceful, joyful and creative Happy New Year. As far as presents, I got an extra jar of TLS (have been using it like crazy, experimenting with the silicone molds) and a gift certificate to Michael’s (gone already-70% after Christmas sale) from my son, and my hubby got me a tent for any craft show I might sign up for (had to borrow my son’s last time). Think he is trying to get me out of the house?

  15. Elizabeth S., 29 December, 2010

    I got a Kato Marxit tool–at least I think I did. My kids wrapped a picture of one so I’m assuming the real thing is on the way.

    We had lovely holidays as well, celebrated with our family. We told our grandchildren this year that there would be no electronic gifts from us and they seem none the worse for wear for having received items that don’t require a Wii, X-box, etc.

    OK, OK, sorry but this is one of those days that has to be about me. I seem to be in a slump–this Lietz thing about having to revamp part of the site is getting old and has left me without enough creative stimulation. This must be remedied immediately.

    Therefore,on the pc Facebook page I have posted a pic of my pristine immaculately clean craft room. When you see its perfect order you will be puzzled about my inability to focus and my failure to produce pieces that would have the pc masters begging me for input and direction. You will wonder about why I can’t find things when my storage solutions include combining jewelry findings and peach pits (don’t ask a genius about the connection between peach pits and pc), in the same drawer.

    My friends, help me. Show me the way out of my dilemna (without using the word “clean”). Show me pictures of your work spaces so that I might see the light of claydom and move forward, once again dazzling the world with my pc radiance.

  16. Cindy Lietz, 29 December, 2010

    WOW Sounds like you guys got some great stuff! Most of the clay related things I got this year were more on the organization side. Like a cabinet with doors that I can hide away some of my messes in my studio, some shelving, some storage boxes and one of those parts bins with the little drawers (that guys like to store nuts and bolts in) to store my clay and findings in.

    There are 60 drawers in the parts bin so I filled each drawer with a different color of clay, sorted in rows by color groups. For example, white, black and neutral colors on the bottom row, reds, oranges and yellows in the next, and so on. Love having this organizer filled with clay right on my desk and easily in reach.

    Even have room for the new Premo colors when I get them. Still a little nervous about the whole Polyform color discontinue thing. Hearing rumours that Zinc Yellow and Cobalt Blue may not be as available as we thought. We’ll see how this all plays out in the new year. Still excited about the new colors though. Who wouldn’t be!

    Any way, I think this year is really going to be exciting on the polymer clay front. So many possibilities with this stuff! Doug and I have many neat ideas for taking the membership to a new level. So stay tuned for that. We just need to get through switching everyone over to the new shopping cart, which is proving to be huge job but will be worth it in the end for all the hassles it will save and the better service we can give. Once that is complete, we can start working on new stuff. Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding through this process. I know that change is hard on many of you, but it will be all good in the end, you’ll see.

    @Elizabeth S.: Thanks for your sweet comment about the palette and getting the conversation going over at Facebook. I commented over there, but for the benefit of everyone else here, I will comment here as well.

    As far as your slump and your disappearing muse, it may or may not have anything to do with your messy space and more to do with being tired as Brenda had suggested. With all the activity that has been going on the last few weeks, you may just be feeling overwhelmed (or underwhelmed) when you sit and stare at your clay space looking for inspiration.

    This rarely happens to me because frankly it can’t. I must come up with new material every week that is easy, useful and interesting, so being stuck is not an option for me. It is amazing what your brain will come up with for you when you are ‘under the gun’.

    But when I am doing some planning and need to get inspired, there are a few things that will really help get the creative juices flowing. I like to watch some of the older tutorials, read through jewelry magazines (usually not clay related), take a walk outside, surf the net, tidy my space, look at the list I have possible ideas or just run my hands through the piles of beads I have already made. This can kick start the ideas very quickly.

    Another way to get that Muse to start working for you is to do something out of your comfort zone for no reason other than to spark your creativity. What I mean is, without worrying whether or not something is going to even work out in the end, try something you’ve never tried before. A technique you didn’t really like or totally loved but haven’t done in awhile. Try using a color palette you don’t normally work in or challenge yourself to imitate something that hasn’t been tried before.

    It was pretty satisfying and inspiring for me when the I got that Faux Druzy Technique to finally work. I kept trying different things that weren’t working until finally came across the metallic sand at Michaels around the same time as receiving the silicone molding putty from Terry and after playing around with the materials the whole thing came together. That would have never happened if I had not set out to make that idea work, no matter what.

    So to make a long story even longer… what I’m saying is that don’t worry if your brain is in a temporary slump you just have to go out and look for inspiration. There is so much inspiring information in the videos, articles and comments that are here at this site, to keep you over stimulated for a very long time. Just try to look at things through new fresh eyes… You can do it!

  17. Elizabeth S., 29 December, 2010

    I forgot to add that this may be one of my absolute favorite color palettes to date. Thanks, Cindy, as always.

  18. Becky C., 29 December, 2010

    Hi All! I am crazy about that new color palette! I was lucky enough to get a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby for Christmas, so waiting on clay to go on sale to get my money’s worth! Hope that happens soon. I also got a Roku…anyone else have that? It just got to where I can’t afford cable TV any longer and can’t get satellite–that is a long story there. I love Doctor Who and have watched about 24 episodes since Christmas!

    I hope everyone had wonderful holidays!

  19. Stephanie Bargelski, 29 December, 2010

    Hi Cindy, Just LOVE your color palettes! Before learning about polymer clay, I have never liked the warm colors. I am a pink and purple gal! Polymer clay has changed that for me. I love all the reds, oranges and yellows. I think I have you to thank for that. You just have a way to make the colors look more BEAUTIFUL!!

    I am really excitted over the Faux Druzy Technique. I have looked at both Michaels and Joann’s for the metallic sand. They showed me everything in the store that it might be. Nothing looked like what you had. I am asking for help..

    Thanks Cindy!!

    Stephanie in Auburn, Washington

  20. Marlene, 30 December, 2010

    @Stephanie Bargelski: Hi Stephanie, I have extra gold and silver metallic sand, can send you some. Let me know by sending message to me on Facebook.

  21. Elizabeth S., 30 December, 2010

    @Stephanie Bargelski:Stephanie,

    I had a similar experience when looking for the metallic sand at my Michael’s. They directed me to the floral section where all the other sands are and didn’t seem to know what I was talking about beyond that. Purely by accident, I passed a rack where the m.s. was hanging. It was close to the floral section but away from the other sand stuff. It was a stand-alone rack on the end of an aisle and dedicated to just the metallic and glitter sand display. Might be worth another walk-through next time you are there. My store had only gold but I was able to purchase a beautiful copper shimmering sand which I will gladly share if you want some.

  22. Catalina, 30 December, 2010

    @Stephanie Bargelski: I have plenty of both silver and gold Metalic Sand. Find me on FB, Diana Catalina Ledesma, and I’ll send you some. Look for Diamond Dust, too. I just tried it and I love the look. Very sparklely!

  23. Cherie, 30 December, 2010

    Like Elizabeth, i seem to be stuck; no inspiration! Think I’m just too tired and too much going on. I was sick, my friends have been sick and also received not good news from my sister. Will talk about it on our more than clay group. so I’m feeling really down.

  24. Elizabeth S., 30 December, 2010

    @Cherie: Please let us know what we can do to help.

  25. Catalina, 30 December, 2010

    @Cherie: I’m sorry to hear things haven’t been well with you. I’ll catch up with you on More Than Clay. I hope things will turn out ok.

  26. pollyanna, 30 December, 2010

    OT How do you get to More than clay?

  27. Linda K., 02 January, 2011

    @pollyanna: Pollyanna, if you are a “Paid” member here, you can go to Facebook and send me, Linda Kropp, a friend request. Put a note in there asking for an invite to More Than Clay.

  28. Dorothy H, 31 December, 2010

    I love the new gigham cane!! So nostalgic! Thanks, Cindy.

  29. Tonya, 01 January, 2011

    I’m signed up for the guest list. How do I download the campfire series?

  30. Phaedrakat, 04 January, 2011

    @Tonya: Hi Tonya, you’ll get the Campfire series colors 1 per week like usual (in your Friday morning emails.) This palette is Volume 32B. Last Friday we received the 4th color from Volume 31B…so unless I’m mistaken (okay, yeah…it’s happened!) we should get color 1B from this palette on Friday…Vol-32-1B, I think… Hope that helps!

  31. Tonya, 04 January, 2011

    Oh, Thanks! I just signed up and did not know how this worked.

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