Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Coleus Leaf Palette (Premo Sculpey)

Coleus Leaf Polymer Clay Color Palette 1A: Limeade
Lime Zest
3A: Eggplant
4A: Black Suede

If you are a gardener, you will know that some of the most exciting and vibrant color combinations there are in nature, are found in the Coleus plant. That is why, when I saw this photo my husband Doug took of these gorgeous Coleus leaves, I just had to make a color palette with it!

The colors are so rich and alive, and they make the perfect Winter Color Palette for 2009! Something to liven up the gray days while fitting in nicely with the darker wardrobes.

If you have done nothing else Cindy you have made people stop and look at the world around them. This fast pace world that we live in, does take up too much of our time and then we ask ourselves where did the time go. My motto is Stop, Look and Listen. Look around you and enjoy the beauty from with in, and think to yourself how can I create that beauty into a work of art. Create something to show other people there is still beauty in the world and if your art work can make people stop and say thats nice, you have accomplished what you set out to do. I think that is why I have so much fun with Polymer Clay. ~Sandra-H

The following individual recipes will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library during the month of Dec’09 in Vol-019 [A-Series]:

  • Limeade (Recipe 019-1A)
  • Lime Zest (Recipe 019-2A)
  • Eggplant (Recipe 018-9A)
  • Black Suede (Recipe 018-9A)

Limeade is the electric Lime Green found only in Lime Soda and along the edges of this crazy Coleus plant! Lime Zest is a toned down Lime Green and is the perfect companion to settle down his electric friend. Eggplant is the Purple-y Wine Aubergine color that bleeds out from the center of the Coleus Leaf and makes that Lime Green really pop! And finally Suede Black, brings a little class to the party. Making the colors play nice and behave like truly fabulous colors should!


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  1. Darlene, 25 November, 2009

    Oooh, nice! I LOVE mixing colors, so this gives me more to play with! Now I have to get busy and start using all those cool colors! Thanks!

  2. Carrie W, 25 November, 2009

    Awesome colors Cindy! I worked in a greenhouse for 10 years and could not agree with you more!

  3. Sarah W, 25 November, 2009

    Ahhhh, Coleus! This was the plant of choice to decorate a dorm room when I was in college, years and years ago, I never see one without thinking of the little rooms and fun times! Thanks for this wonderful color palette!

  4. JoyceM, 25 November, 2009

    More beautiful colors, Cindy. Looking forward to working with them. Nature is truly awesome and it is so wonderful to have you tuned in and sharing all the splendor. Thanks.

  5. Melinda, 25 November, 2009

    Those are FABULOUS colors! Love them!

  6. Laura B, 25 November, 2009

    LOVE the colours! Can’t wait!

  7. Peggy, 25 November, 2009

    I love Coleus, It was the very first plant I had real success with in my first flower garden after I got married 32 years ago. I can’t wait to try these new vibrant colors out. Sandra I love your motto that is what I need to do more often.
    It is going to be a great end to a colorful year CIndy.

  8. Donna, 27 November, 2009

    My favorite flower Cindy…… Yes I love the colors .

  9. A.Samad Sarijah, 15 December, 2009

    Hi Cindy,

    I’m watching the Vol-009 videos now.┬áIt’s great and learnt a lot from your video. I’m from Singapore.┬áRight now i,m learning how to make flower from soft clay. Also some deco like mirror, wall flowers from soft clay.

    Thank you,
    Abdul Samad Sarijah
    From Singapore

  10. Cindy Lietz, 16 December, 2009

    Thank you everyone! I am glad you like the colors! Make sure to send me some photos of some beads you made with this color palette. It would be so cool to see how you guys use it!

    Also, welcome to you, Abdul Samad Sarijah, from Singapore. It’s great to have you as a member in this International Polymer Clay Community.

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