Rock Crab Palette | Premo Color Recipes Vol-078-A

Rock Crab Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-A: Rock Crab
2-A: Beach Glass

3-A: Seashell
4A: Rocky Shore

This past summer (2014) when Doug and I were on our 3rd PcT Roadtrip, staying at the Manchester State Park Campsite, I slept in late which is a rare occurrence. We had been working quite hard over the couple of weeks of our trip, and the campground was so quiet and dark, that I didn’t stir until I heard the trailer door close.

It was Doug… not only had he been up for hours, but he was just coming back from a hike down to the beach to take photographs. Today’s photo of a Rock Crab shell resting amongst the jagged black rocks on the rocky shore, was just one of many he took that early morn.

Although I obviously needed the sleep and was glad to get it, I was disappointed on missing the early morning hike with Doug. Judging by the pictures he took, the views were quite stunning. I did get the chance to go on another hike with him the next day though… so all was good.

Over the next while you too will get to see many of Doug’s photos, taken on this trip, as the photo inspirations for upcoming color recipe palettes. I do hope you enjoy this Vol-078-A Series color palette chosen for November 2014.

Rock Crab Palette by Polymer Clay TutorThe following Vol-078 A-series Rock Crab Color Palette will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library at the beginning of November 2014:

  • Rock Crab (Recipe 078-1A)
  • Beach Glass (Recipe 078-2A)
  • Seashell (Recipe 078-3A)
  • Rocky Shore (Recipe 078-4A)


 Rock Crab is the cool rusty red color found on the tips of the ragged edges of the Rock Crab Shell. Beach Glass is the pale blue green of the light as it hits the black rocks in the early morning light. Seashell is the neutral peachy sand color of the faded blotches on the crab shell. And Rocky Shore is the bluish black gray of the angular rocks, covering this rocky shoreline.

Hi Cindy. I just love the way you described each of these colors. I felt so inspired after reading it. You are unbelievable and so talented in so many different things. ~Helen-S

Cindy, this new palette is gorgeous. I love the way you key your selections to the natural world. Thank you for sharing them! ~Jocelyn-C

I love how you take inspiration for color palettes from your environment! It’s so much more fun than just looking at color swatches. ~Karen-B


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  1. Dixie Ann, 20 October, 2014

    They say we always tend to elaborate on what we know and Cindy what you know are colors. I can almost taste the crab as it is one of my favorite dishes. I hope someday you get to visit the Midwest and soak up some of the golden wheats, corn and pumpkin colors it has to offer. I am sure the colors you come up with would be spectacular! The foliage is in it’s glory right now and whenever I view it I think of you and your wonderful color pallettes. Thanks so much for another one.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 21 October, 2014

    Thank you Dixie Ann for saying that. I would love to come out your way sometime. I bet the Fall colors are lovely in Iowa. I believe you guys have a lot more deciduous trees there than we do here. Although we do have many trees that change colors, the bulk of our forests and trees here are evergreen, so it isn’t as dramatic as it is there.

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