Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Pink Allium Palette [Premo Sculpey]

Pink Allium Polymer Clay Color Palette

1B: Pink Allium
Pink Petals
China Cup

Pink is such a hot color this year. In fact, Pantone’s color of the Year for 2011 is Honeysuckle Pink. So when I came across this gorgeous Pink Flower photograph that Doug took, I just couldn’t resist using it for one of this years Spring color palettes.

Now I did my best to properly identify the pink flower. But since I could not see the stem or leaves of the actual plant, and since I don’t remember seeing the actual beauty myself, I had to guess about it’s true name. With a little ‘Googling’ I did find some similar blossoms, so I went with the name Pink Allium for the name of this palette. If I am wrong about the taxonony, I apologize. But as the saying goes, “A rose by any other name, smells just as sweet.” … or something like that :-)

The recipes for each of the following 4 colors will be released during the month of march 2011 in Volume-034 [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.

  • Pink Allium (Recipe 034-1B)
  • Pink Petals (Recipe 034-2B)
  • China Cup (Recipe 034-3B)
  • Glade (Recipe 034-4B)

Pink Allium is the soft Lavender Pink at the base of the each flower as it opens it’s heart to the Sun. Pink Petals is the lighter softer Pink found in the dazzling tips of the sun kissed petals. China Cup is the dusty aqua blue of the almost painted looking ground behind the blossom head. And Glade is the muted green of the foliage of the surrounding garden.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-034 B-Series Palette. They are free to download, for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List.

If you want to see the Volume-034 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of March, then click here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Bluebell Palette

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!! Thanks Cindy!! ~Stephanie-B

What a lovely palette! The pink that ladies love. This blend is beautiful. Thanks again for selecting such “go-together” colors… Pansy here we come! ~Patt-W

Hi Cindy. I was thrilled to discover your site and so happy to see the color recipes. I’m brand new to this and am happily overwhelmed with all the possibilities. Your info and kindness is unbelievable! ~Lucian-T


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  1. Linda K., 21 February, 2011

    Oh, Cindy! You’ve put together four of my VERY favorite colors. I will definitely be using this palette. And that’s a beautiful photo, Doug!

  2. pollyanna, 21 February, 2011

    Oh my gosh. Love the pinks.

  3. Anna Sabina, 21 February, 2011

    What ever the flower, it is gorgeous. What an inspiration for a beautiful color palette.
    I have a couple friends that are Master Gardeners and I am going to send them the picture. I would LOVE to have this flower in my garden this year. It was close to 70 degree last week here in Iowa. Does Doug remember where he took the picture-US or Canada?

    If anyone here knows the identity, please shout it out.

    Anna-Des Moines, Iowa

  4. Cindy Lietz, 01 March, 2011

    @Anna Sabina: Sorry to take so long to get back to you Anna. Doug can’t remember where he took this photo so I’m sorry but we can’t help further with the location. There are many other types of flowers that look similar to this, with a ‘ball of flowers on a stick’, but most of them have rounder petals on the blossoms. The pointier petals are more like the Allium blossoms so that was why I am thinking that is what it is. Maybe if you print the picture out and take it into one of your garden centers, they might know what it actually is.

  5. Silverleaf, 21 February, 2011

    I’m not a flower expert, but that does look like an allium of some kind, I agree. I love those onion-type flowers! There’s a clump of chives in my herb garden that produces loads of gorgeous purple flowers every summer which the bees love too.

    Beautiful flower, and beautiful palette Cindy. :)

  6. Maria, 21 February, 2011

    Wonderful! I was going to ask if we could have Pantone’s color of the year and you read my mind. I have to say the color “China cup” is very intriguing, too… thanks, Cindy and Doug…

  7. pattw, 21 February, 2011

    What a soft palette. Pantone would love this. I have many friends who are “Pinkeys”. This on is for you……….

  8. Jeanne C., 21 February, 2011

    I’m in love with this color palette! I’m a pink gal! Such a beautiful flower, it reminds me of spring. Thanks again. :)

  9. Ken H, 21 February, 2011

    I saw the Pantone announcement from FireMountainGems and printed the color forecast palettes also. All are beautiful colors and I was hoping you’d bring out a Pink to follow the pantone trend.

  10. Catalina, 21 February, 2011

    Love this palette! My boss loves pink and anything I make that has pink in it she wants! I can’t wait to tell her the color of the year is pink!! But, with the new Peacock Pearl I’m stuck on last years color, Turquoise, still!

  11. Anna Sabina, 21 February, 2011

    You can see the whole line of Pantone colors by going to their site. It is pantone.com – Fall 2011 colors are also available.

  12. Cherie, 22 February, 2011

    What a gorgeous palette Cindy! Doug, your photography is fabulous!

  13. Phaedrakat, 28 February, 2011

    This is a yummy palette, Cindy…thanks! I adore the pink and green, and that shade of blue is beautiful. The flower is lovely, no matter what it’s called, as is the photo. Nice job, Lietz’s!

  14. Phaedrakat, 10 May, 2011

    I’m devastated! I dropped the ball…didn’t save this palette properly on my computer. I just love these colors, but when I checked my “personal library” of recipes, they’re missing! (Along with the last 2 from Vol-033-B.) I’m guess I’ll blame it on the fact I was so sick & weak with that cough for so many weeks…but I shoulda known better. Guess I’ll have to wait for “round 2″…
    waah, waaaah! :-( waaah!

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