Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Monkshood Palette [Premo Sculpey]

Monkshood Polymer Clay Color Palette

1B: Monkshood
Misty River
Dew Drops
Meadow Mist

Soft and lovely, like a cool walk through the garden on a early Summer morning. This peaceful color palette of Blues and Greens was inspired by the delicate blossoms of the Monkshood Flower in my garden.

Monkshood gets its name from the shape of the bloom that mimics the hood of a Monk. Most Monkshood flowers are a solid blue color, but this one is a more unusual variegated variety.

The recipes for each of the following 4 Summer colors will be released during the month of August in Volume-027 [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.

  • Monkshood (Recipe 027-1B)
  • Misty River (Recipe 027-2B)
  • Dew Drops (Recipe 027-3B)
  • Meadow Mist (Recipe 027-4B)

Monkshood is the deep almost Cerulean Blue found along the outer edges of this unique hooded bloom. Misty River and Dew Drops are the softer gentler blues found in the petals as they fade to White. And Meadow Mist is the misty Green found at the hood of the new blooms  before it matures and pales.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-027 B-Series Palette. They are free to download, for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List.

If you want to see the Volume-027 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of August, then click here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Snapdragon Palette

I am really “addicted” to your weekly colors and recipes… Thanks! ~Janine-K

Just getting these colors, to me, is like finding a treasure chest! How creative and artistic you must be, to be able to figure out these color combinations. Thanks. ~Karen-O

I love the recipe cards and how you set them up to print and make your own set, very good idea. ~Sandra-M

Pulling colors from nature just fascinates me. Thank you for the recipes, by copying and working with those we can start to develop or own “eye” for later experiments.

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  1. Sue F, 29 July, 2010

    Lovely palette, Cindy! :)

  2. Joyce M, 29 July, 2010

    Cindy, your love of nature shows through in so many ways with your artistic talents. These colors from the Monkshood are just beautiful and that delicate flower, I have never seen or heard of before. A lovely way to start my day. Everyone is sleeping here so I thought it a good time to share yesterdays news. Wayne’s problem with the lymph nodes has disappeared! So THANK YOU everyone for your thoughts, positive energy and prayers. Such power has to have had an effect. We felt the support, it is just awesome (for lack of a better word). Putting words to these feelings is so difficult. I wish all of you could experience my feelings right now. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Our “battle” is not over but we have 12 days before resuming the chemo for two more 21-day cycles if Wayne’s body can tolerate it. This is to make sure there are no “leftovers”. So we are looking forward to a return to good health. We are so thankful for all the blessings received. Please help us thank the Lord (if that is for you). Our loving wish for all of you is a happy day, with all that is good for you.

  3. Tanya L, 29 July, 2010

    @Joyce M: Joyce, that is such terrific news! I’ll keep praying, but what a wonderful miracle you’ve recieved! I’ll also pray that Wayne’s body will be able to tolerate the rest of the chemo treatments. Thanks so much for letting us know and please keep us updated. Isn’t God great?

  4. Phaedrakat, 29 July, 2010

    @Joyce M: Oh, what a wonderful thing to hear! I’m so very happy for you both! I will keep praying, as well, that he can tolerate the rest of the treatments so they can knock out any remnants in his system. Oh, joy! I’m ecstatic for you guys!

    Cindy, this is a beautiful flower, and the palette looks delicate and lovely. I haven’t heard of this flower before, but sometimes that’s part of the fun. I know most of the mainstream flower names, but that’s about it. These other ones are good trivia for me to know. I’ve got a huge brain to fill, and replacing some of the nonsense in there with “real” data like the names of flowers is much better! Especially if I could override some of the memories of my 80’s hairstyles, LOL2) Thanks for everything you do…   ~ Kat

  5. Catalina, 29 July, 2010

    @Joyce M: Glad they are gone, hopefully your battle will be over soon! My prayers are with you and you family.

    Love this color pallet! Can’t wait to have the energy to clay again.

  6. Elizabeth S., 29 July, 2010

    @Catalina: Catalina, you’re amazing!

  7. Elizabeth S., 29 July, 2010

    @Joyce M: I wish I could find the words to describe the joy I feel having read your news of Wayne. My prayers continue.

  8. Cheryl V., 29 July, 2010

    @Joyce M: Joyce, I join you and Wayne in Praising the Lord for His amazing grace and mercy. I know exactly what you and Wayne are feeling because I have also been touched by the hand of God with healing. It is the most humbling experience to realize that God really does hear you (and others that are praying on your behalf) and He really cares enough to reach out and touch you. Continue to walk by faith and you will continue to be amazed by the works of His hands. God Bless You Both. I continue to pray for you.

  9. Melinda Herron, 29 July, 2010

    @Joyce M: Praise the Lord!!! Wayne will stay in my prayers through his chem sessions. Stay tough!

    I love those soft colors…. so pretty!

  10. Tanya L, 29 July, 2010

    I’ve never seen this flower, either, but it reminds me of my balloon flowers I have planted. The colors are beautiful, and I love the shading of the flowers. Hhmm, wonder if this is something that would grow in my area. Another stunning color palette Cindy!

  11. Jocelyn, 29 July, 2010

    Joyce, I certainly wish you and your husband the best of luck. Hopefully, he will respond well to the chemo and put this episode behind him, as many do.

  12. carolyn, 29 July, 2010

    What a lovely palette, Cindy. It is so soft and gentle.

    Joyce, I praise the Lord with you for the good report on Wayne.

  13. Jeanne C., 29 July, 2010

    I always love your color choices, Cindy. Like the others I’ve never heard of the Monkshood flower. Thank goodness we have you to come up with all of these beautiful color palettes.

    Joyce, that’s wonderful news. The power of prayer is very powerful.

  14. Lawrence, 29 July, 2010

    A beautiful flower Cindy and I love the variegated blue colors. I am looking forward,as always, to the recipes.
    The flower looks quite similar to “lady slipper”.
    You and the family enjoy our holiday weekend.

  15. Cindy Lietz, 29 July, 2010

    Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments on the palette. I am glad you like it!

    More wildflower trivia… A few years ago I pulled out my Monkshood. Not because I didn’t love them, but they are highly poisonous and I was afraid the kids would mistake them for some of the edible flowers in the garden. This one, as well as another solid Blue variety are back in the garden, now that the children are bigger and I’ve had the chance to teach them the difference.

    @Lawrence: You are right in saying that the Monkshood is similar to the Lady Slipper flower. But the ‘hood’ on the Lady Slipper comes from the bottom part of the flower instead of the top like the Monkshood. Hence, one is a hood and the other a slipper. :-)

    @Joyce M: I am so pleased that all the positive energy from the folks here, helped your dear husband Wayne. I hope you guys continue to receive good news.

  16. pattw, 29 July, 2010

    @Joyce M -I will continue the prayers for both of you. Wayne hang in there – the best is yet to come.

    Cindy -never heard of this flower -how pretty. Waiting anxiously………..

  17. Lupe Meter, 29 July, 2010

    Love this new palette of colors! I also have never heard of this flower. Can’t wait to try out the new palette! Thanks!

  18. Koolbraider, 29 July, 2010

    Monkshood was one of the many flowers I was unable to transfer before the snow hit. It really is a beautifully rich shade of blue and purple.

    Joyce, wonderful news, I’m so happy for you.

  19. Elizabeth S., 29 July, 2010

    Like many, I am not familiar with this flower, either, but what a beautiful palette it has inspired. Can’t wait

  20. Cheryl Hodges, 29 July, 2010

    @ Joyce – i’m so happy for you and Wayne. Praise the Lord!! Will continue to pray that Wayne is able to finish the treatment needed to get rid of any thing left . Wayne, just hang in there! Hugs – cheryl

    @ Cindy – Never heard of that flower, but its so pretty.

  21. Jan, 30 July, 2010

    The botanical name for Monkshood is Aconitum. It’s also known as Wolfsbane because it’s supposed to kill werewolves. There are a lot of myths and legends about this plant, it’s mentioned in many writings from Shakespeare to Harry Potter.

    It seeds everywhere, can be invasive and it is poisonous.

    It’s a beautiful flower and your colour palette matches well.

  22. pattw, 31 July, 2010

    Add to Jan: Aconitum is also used in Homeopathy, know as Aconite. It is used internally in a sublingual tablet, for pain and aches. We use it all the time for bruises and sudden pain. It also come in an ointment. Interesting stuff. Now I know what it looks like. Learn something new every day!!!!!!!! Trivia is my interest – go figure……….

  23. Phaedrakat, 31 July, 2010

    @Pattw & Jan: Cindy said it was poisonous—who knew it could kill werewolves? [;D] Thanks for the interesting trivia about this cool flower. Kinda scary how the poisonous plants are the ones that help with pain and other conditions–in small doses, of course. (Although it does make sense, that’s how lots of medicines work!)

  24. pattw, 03 August, 2010

    Hey Kat -seen any werewolves lately LOL. Hope only in your dreams. Love to read the older posts…………hugs

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