Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Purple Wallflower Palette (Premo)

Purple Wallflower Polymer Clay Color Palette

1B: Purple Wallflower
2B: Soft Lilac
3B: Pale Sunshine
4B: Stone Path

Sometimes the colors I choose for my polymer clay color palettes are bright and vibrant. Sometimes they are soft and gentle. This is one of those soft and gentle palettes.

This delicate colored flower is a wildflower called a Wallflower. It can often be found in a bright orange, but this is the pale purple  variety. Doug took this photo when we were on vacation at Whistler, where many of our color recipe inspiration came from this year.

It’s funny, my daughter was just reminiscing about that trip the other day, and what a pain it was that Doug kept stopping on our hike to take pictures of flowers. Thank goodness he did, or I wouldn’t have had so many wonderful colors to be inspired by!

I’m learning more about color theory from the recipes than I could ever learn from a book. Thanks Doug for your uncanny ability to capture the beauty of nature, and to you, Cindy, for your uncanny ability to translate it into recipes we can incorporate into our work. What a team!!

Cindy, it takes a special person, like you are, to inspire so many others – not only artistically but by touching their hearts. Oh, and I just LOVE your low tech system with the file cards for storing all of the color recipes. I put mine in a binder, instead of a box, for easy reference!  xoxoxoxoxo. ~Lori-F

Cindy, I just love the way your color pallets are based on nature – God’s natural color combinations.  We really can’t improve on that, but you do a superb job of capturing the colors that we might not really notice otherwise.  Thank you so much! ~Carolyn-F

The recipes for each of the following 4 Summer colors will be released during the month of May in Volume-024 [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 throughout the month of May:

  • Purple Wallflower (Recipe 024-1B)
  • Soft Lilac (Recipe 024-2B)
  • Pale Sunshine (Recipe 024-3B)
  • Stone Path (Recipe 024-4B)

Purple Wallflower is the main purple color you see in the flower blossoms of this lovely wildflower. Soft Lilac is the softer, bluer purple, representative of the areas of the petals in the shade. Pale Sunshine is the delicate creamy yellow of the center of each floret. And Stone Path is one of the soft taupe grays in the background of the photo.

The recipe names listed above are from the Vol-024 B-Series Palette. They are free for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List. If you want to see the Vol-024 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of May, then click here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes | Stargazer Lily Palette (Premo)

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  1. Nevena S, 28 April, 2010

    Cindy ,you have my compliments not only for the beautiful colour palettes but also for their lovely names!Where do you find such a poetic sounding from?

  2. Bonnie Kreger, 28 April, 2010

    These are so spring. It’s 95 here now, I think we missed spring. Thanks for another beautiful palette.

  3. Joyce M, 28 April, 2010

    These are so beautiful, Cindy. Thank you, Doug, for stopping along the way. Sometimes I miss my days of photography.

  4. Lisa Whitham, 28 April, 2010

    What a beautiful pastel palette…so spring!

    ~Lisa :)

  5. Linda K., 28 April, 2010

    Well, I woke up to a snowstorm in Vermont this morning! My beautiful purple azaelas are almost totally covered in white. So seeing this flower and its wonderful colors on your blog this morning, Cindy, was a welcome surprise.

    This is definitely one of my favorite palletes so far.

  6. Cheryl, 28 April, 2010

    Thank you so much Cindy and Doug for the beautiful, inspiring photos and color recipes. I love taking photos of nature myself and my family kind of get tired of me stopping along the way. This is a beautiful, soft palette.

  7. Koolbraider, 28 April, 2010

    I grew wallflowers in my garden. Beautiful flower. Could never figure out why girls against the walls at dances were called “wall flowers” in a negative connotation since the real thing is lovely.

  8. Cindy Lietz, 28 April, 2010

    @Nevena: Thank you, that is sweet. I don’t know where it comes from but the poetry has always been inside me. Comes quite easy, like a flow of water.

    @Bonnie Kreger: Geez, you with the scorching heat and poor Linda K below had snow at her place today! Looks like the weather is all over the map!

    @Koolbraider: My grade 7 teacher called me a wallflower at a school dance. He said that there was no reason to be so shy with the boys since most of them were my friends. That I was too friendly to be a wallflower. He had said it in such a kind way, I never really thought of it as being negative. And you’re right, with a flower so pretty, maybe it’s not so bad to be a wallflower! :-)

  9. Phaedrakat, 28 April, 2010

    This is so pretty! I love these soft, muted colors. I need to mix these babies up! I’m gonna put my hands on a food processor this weekend, even if I have to take the new one out of the cupboard to use! I want to get lots of clay conditioned, sheeted, etc. so I can mix up these colors and see what they look like “in person.” I’ve got a lot of catching up to do tute-wise, and I’m really tired of feeling too rotten to clay! We’ll see how it goes~

    Thanks Cindy & Doug (hurry up, dad!) for these gorgeous colors & photo inspirations!

  10. Phaedrakat, 28 April, 2010

    Wow, the temp & weather extremes are bizarre! Bonnie’s 95 degree heat in AZ & Linda’s snowfall in VT, I guess I’m lucky to be at a nice 67F today in Riverside, CA…

    Cindy, I find it hard to believe you were a wallflower! I picture you out there moonwalking or having your own breakdancing crew. LOL!

    Koolbraider, you’re right — the flower is too pretty to be used to name something with negative connotations! The term must have started with “making fun” of the girls just standing around looking pretty (against the walls at the dance,) but not blending in or dancing with others. I guess if you’re ever called a wall flower you should just say, “Thank you!” :~D

  11. Peggy Barnes, 29 April, 2010

    Well I am most thankful for all those pictures and names. Like I said Cindy you and Doug make quite a team and the team work just seems to pour out of the two of you in the best way possible. Love the colors and love being a part of all of this.
    Thank you both for everything you bring to all of us.
    Most grateful Uuuuugggs to the both of you, Peggy

  12. Silverleaf, 29 April, 2010

    Pretty, it somehow reminds me of ice cream!

  13. Ella Moore, 13 May, 2010

    I can’t seem to find the blank recipe card template
    tks elly

  14. Phaedrakat, 14 May, 2010

    @Ella Moore: Hi Ella, you can find a blank recipe card here.

    I found it by doing a search — use the box at the top left and type in a few words, whatever your looking for. I typed in “blank recipe card” and found this. It has instructions on how to save it to your pc. It also has some free Sculpey III recipes, too (submitted by a member.) Have fun!

  15. Ella Moore, 14 May, 2010

    tks for the info, now I can get back to doing my color cards

  16. Mimi, 14 May, 2010

    Cindy, is there any way to retrieve the complimentary B series color recipes? I missed the 2 for May 7th, 1B of Vol-024, & 1B of Vol-012. Thanks.

  17. Cindy Lietz, 14 May, 2010

    Hi Mimi,

    Currently there are no back issues posted, for the B-Series Color Recipes. I will be making them available at some point, but I’ve just not had the time to get it done.

    So currently, the only way to collect the B-Series Color recipes is to download them from the weekly newsletter emails which get sent out on Friday mornings. Each newsletter contains two B-Series color recipes.

    @Phaedrakat: Thanks for helping Ella with her question about the blank recipe cards.

    @All: As Phaedrakat said above, the little search box can be your best friend for finding answers quickly, to many of your questions.
    If you did not realize it, all of the B-Series recipes get cycled through the newsletter twice. So any that you miss will come up again in round 2.

    The A-series recipes on the other hand, are available anytime when you log into your members only library account.

  18. Mimi, 15 May, 2010

    Thanks, Cindy. I was finally able to retrieve the colors by scrolling back to previous e-mails which I had not deleted. Should have thought of that sooner!

    Thanks again,

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