Topics Covered In This Video:
- How to make a Skinner Blend – A polymer clay color blend that gradually shifts from one color to another.
- You can make a 2 color Skinner Blend from white to black for example. Or you can have a multi-color blend that more like a rainbow.
- In a previous video I demonstrated the old school way of making a Stepped Graduated Color Blend, where you mix individual colors by hand in stepped proportions from one pure color to another pure color, with multiple hand mixed shades in between.
- A few years ago (20yrs? or so), a polymer clay artist by the name of Judith Skinner, developed a technique that made blending from one color to another, much faster and simpler.
- In this video I show you how to make a two color Skinner Blend. You will see the biggest effect if you use two colors of polymer clay that have high contract.
- I then demonstrate how to make an Off-Set Skinner Blend.
- In a future video I will show you how I developed an even faster way to make color blends… the Lietz Teardrop Method.
Question of the Day:
Have you ever made one of these Skinner Blends? And do you have an challenges making them?
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