Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Exotic Color Palette [Premo Sculpey]

Exotic Color Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

1B: Gogi Berries
Mustard Seed
Ground Cumin

You don’t need to travel far, to discover something exotic!

Take for example, this lovely Rhododendron bud that my daughter Willow snapped with her camera, as inspiration for this month’s color palette. There were tons of these buds on the bush that I passed by everyday as I headed out the door. But I didn’t notice them… I was waiting for the real flowers to show.

When Willow showed me this shot, I was amazed at it’s enticing beauty. The warm, rich colors reminded me of exotic foods and spices from far off lands. It was the perfect inspiration for a warm Summer/Fall Color Palette.

The recipes for each of the following 4 Exotic Color Palette colors will be released during the month of July 2011 in Volume-038 [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.

  • Gogi Berries (Recipe 038-1B)
  • Mustard Seed (Recipe 038-2B)
  • Persimmon (Recipe 038-3B)
  • Ground Cumin (Recipe 038-4B)

Gogi Berries is the vibrant Coral Red of a ripe Gogi Berry, found along the ridges of the sepals of this exotic looking Rhododendron Bud. Mustard Seed is the warm dusty mustard yellow which is the dominant color of the flower bud. Persimmon is the spicy Burnt Orange also found along the edges of the sepals and Ground Cumin is the soft Tan Green seen in the older outer petals.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-038 B-Series Palette. They are free to download, for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List.

If you want to see the Volume-038 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of July, then click here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Violet Shimmer Palette

I love the names you give your colors Cindy, so descriptive. ~Cherie-H

I love your colour recipes Cindy. And I love being able to think of an idea involving different colours and knowing I’ll most likely find exactly how to make it in the library. Thanks. ~Aims

I save your color recipe cards to “my pictures” and then print four recipes on one page which automatically reduces the size. Mine fit in a baby wipes box. Your newsletter makes my Fridays a treat!! Thank you. ~Sandra-G


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  1. pollyanna, 20 June, 2011

    Willow has another winner. What an eye! Cindy these are just fantastic. You know I love happy colors and these sure are that.

  2. pattw35, 20 June, 2011

    Willow – you are awsome !! What a neat pic. So now you MOM is taking color palettes from you. How great is that ? Thanks ……….

    Cindy -these ( and purples) are my colors. What a pretty summer palette. I will be using this color pathway for sure.. Thanks to YOU, Willow and Doug!

  3. Jeanne C., 20 June, 2011

    Beautiful colors, they remind me of fall.

    Another great picture Willow!

  4. Sharon B., 20 June, 2011

    Willow, I love the photo….. and Cindy, your recipes look yummy.

    Another winner, indeed!

  5. Linda K., 20 June, 2011

    Gee, Doug better watch out or Willow is going to take his job away from him! Another lovely photo, Willow. You have a gift of seeing beyond what is obvious.

  6. Dawn, 20 June, 2011

    Once again, I love the palette and the photo. Go Team Lietz!

  7. Jocelyn, 21 June, 2011

    Great photography, I love how these blends glow against the background image.

  8. Peggy Barnes, 22 June, 2011

    Willow your picture says it all. Your parents are so Blessed to have both their children share their love for art with them. I have said for months I would love to buy your Dad’s photos to put with my recipe cards. I enjoy the pictures so much because I actually feel like they are talking to me, giving me inspiration for my jewelry. Now I hear yours speaking some of those same soft beautiful words of encouraging inspiration. Thank you for sharing that with all of us. It takes a special person to send a message through their photography and you as well as your Dad are one of those very special people. You are a true artist Willow, Congratulations once again.

    Love the Colors Cindy, can’t wait to see what you use them with.

  9. Catalina, 22 June, 2011

    Yep, another winner, Willow! I saw that photo and knew you took it! Keep snapping those beautiful pics!

  10. Cherie, 22 June, 2011

    Beautiful! Such a warm palette; I love these colors. Willow congratulations on another stunning palette photo. Keep them coming!!

  11. Phaedrakat, 26 June, 2011

    Wow! Exotic, yummy, and much more “wonderful!” Thank you all, Lietz’s!

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