Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Earth Tone Snail Palette [Premo]

Snail Color Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

1B: Shell

The lovely picture for last months Vol-036b Peach Rose Palette, was taken by my 14 yr old daughter Willow. Since it was such a big hit with with you all, she has provided another photograph for today’s earthtone color palette.

Willow – you are one very talented young lady. I hope to see more of your pictures in the future. ~Fran-R

How exciting to see Willow’s photos featured here! Nice job, Willow… you’ve got some of daddy’s talents (and some of mom’s, too… I remember your penguin!). Such a talented family – you all must be proud of one another! ~Phaedrakat

Willow – photography is wonderful. You can pour your heart and soul in images. My hubby is photographer – but he centers his interest in aviation photography. You have such great parents. Hope to see many more photos by you in the coming months. ~Patt-W

The recipes for each of the following 4 Snail Palette colors will be released during the month of June 2011 in Volume-037 [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.

  • Shell (Recipe 037-1B)
  • Escargot (Recipe 037-2B)
  • Mollusk (Recipe 037-3B)
  • Mussels (Recipe 037-4B)

Shell is the pale Sand color taken from the highlights in on this snail shell. Escargot is the muted Rust Orange found on the shell near the opening. Mollusk is the warm Gray of spiraling stripes and Mussels is the dark, Brownish, Bluish, Black that inks this snail’s home.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-037 B-Series Palette. They are free to download, for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List.

If you want to see the Volume-037 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of June, then click here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | St John’s Wort Palette

Thank you very much for the recipes. I save them in a special folder for inspiration. I love experimenting with colors and also making flower canes. These color recipes help me to get started. ~Marijke

I do love your color palettes. I find fabulous inspiration and I’ve actually started saving the recipes now (when I first started I didn’t) but I have actually mixed up very few of them because somehow I feel like I’m cheating if I do (not that anyone else should feel this way, it’s my Color Theory and Design professor’s voice in my head). But I use them as inspiration for my own color mixing times and I find them utterly invaluable. Thank you so much for the inspiration! ~Melinda-H

I’m enjoying your web site and watching your videos. I’m excited about trying your ideas and mixing your recipes. Color mixing is not something I’m especially good at so it’s really helpful to me to have access to color recipes. Best regards. ~Deborah-E


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  1. Lisa F, 16 May, 2011

    Thank you so much for these articles… and your daughter Willow sounds so precious…I hope she continues with her passion of photography… I look forward to seeing more photo’s… and the articles are AWESOME!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Take care!

  2. Laura, 16 May, 2011

    Willow-you take pictures beautifully. I wish I could do as well. I also wanted to say that I am so happy that I can now see the videos on my iPad. I can take my iPad upstairs to my workspace instead of lugging and setting up my laptop. Thanks so much!

  3. pollyanna, 16 May, 2011

    I love the colors captured in this snail and Cindy has replicated them beautifully.

  4. Catalina, 17 May, 2011

    Great job with the photography, Willow! I can see you becoming the next creative asset in the family business.

  5. Peggy Barnes, 17 May, 2011

    Willow I bet your Dad is very proud of you right along with your Mother. Your picture is quite lovely. It expresses colors just perfect.
    Awesome job sweetheart. Thank you for sharing your artistic talent with us. The Lietz team is growing!!!! CONGRATULATIONS

  6. Phaedrakat, 17 May, 2011

    Amazing…great job, Willow! And Cindy, thank you so much for a really cool palette — though how could you ‘miss’ with the wonderful inspiration your daughter provided? ;-) You guys are fantastic!

  7. Samone, 17 May, 2011

    Hi Cindi: I have all your video newsletters and look forward to every Friday to a new one. I have learned so much from you and just love to play with clay.

    Take care.


  8. Dawn, 17 May, 2011

    Another beautiful pallette and a beautiful photo as well. Thanks Team Lietz!

  9. Linda K., 17 May, 2011

    Great job, Willow–again!

  10. pattw35, 18 May, 2011

    Ta dah! Willow did it again !! Keep it up !! Glad you have the talent.

    Cindy , this is a good neutral palette – escargot -gotta love it . The snail I mean,er, the food, I mean -you get what I mean teehee…………

  11. Elaine Faulks, 21 May, 2011

    Willow will arch her branches and bow before the strong winds. She will bend but seldom break.
    She is one of the first trees to uncurl her leaves in the pale spring sunshine. She has very special powers.
    A good name well chosen for a very talented child.

  12. cherie, 21 May, 2011

    beautiful palette Cindy and well done Willow! You are certainly a gifted photographer. Awesome Lietz team!

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