Sunday Market Palette | Premo Recipes Vol-059-A

Sunday Market Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-A: Watermelon Dahlia
Salmon Tulips
3-A: Purple Limonium
4A: Purple Millet

Just one look at this photo that Doug took of a bucket of flowers at the Astoria Sunday Market, and polymer clay color recipes came to mind. The only problem is… which of the many colors should I choose to use in this month’s Vol-059-A Sunday Market Palette.

Since there’s only room for four, I went with the ones that spoke to me the most...

Sunday Market Color Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

The following Vol-059 A-series Sunday Market color palette will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library at the beginning of April 2013:

  • Watermellon Dahlia (Recipe 059-1A)
  • Salmon Tulips (Recipe 059-2A)
  • Purple Limonium (Recipe 059-3A)
  • Purple Millet (Recipe 059-4A)


Watermelon Dahlia is the beautiful watermelon red of the fat Dahlia blossoms near the center of the photo. Salmon Tulips is the fiery salmon coral color of the yellow tipped tulips in a bunch near the back. Purple Limonium is the softest pale purple found in the tips of the wispy Baby’s Breath-like flowered branches used as a delicate filler in this amazing bouquet. And Purple Millet is the dark almost eggplant purple of the Purple Majestic Millet seed heads poking out like fuzzy spikes in the arrangement.

Hi Cindy – How you see color, and describe it, is remarkable! You challenge us to work with Nature around us, and IMHO, that is God’s Palette. Keep your palette colors coming Cindy, you are a gifted woman. You see things that most people do not… and you are sharing and teaching us to do that simple task. ~Pauline-D

I’m learning more about color theory from the recipes than I could ever learn from a book. This is another beautiful palette. 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!! ~Elizabeth-S

Hi! I’m a member of Cindys Site, and love it. I’m fairly new to polymer clay and she has been so helpful and always there to answer any questions. I love her clay recipes. She’s a doll! ~Peg-D


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  1. teresa d, 18 March, 2013

    now these are colors I can get behind

  2. Jill V., 18 March, 2013

    I agree. These are wonderful colors.

  3. Tantesherry, 18 March, 2013

    These are beautiful color chips !!
    I bet you did have a hard time figuring out
    which 4 to pick:)
    Beautiful strong colors…luv ’em

  4. Elsie S, 18 March, 2013

    Thanks Cindy!!

  5. pollyanna, 18 March, 2013

    love the intensity of these colors!

  6. Jeanne C., 18 March, 2013

    Beautiful color pallette!

  7. Elaine Faulks, 18 March, 2013

    We loved the Sunday Market
    With CINDY by our side
    A host of fabulous colors
    Our eyes were opened wide.

    Can’t wait to blend these colors
    With CINDY as our guide
    We wonder what’s in store for us
    When April shows her pride.

    Gotta be something hot hot hot
    Perhaps another Gem
    Or something completely different
    A covering for a Pen?

    What ever she comes up with
    Will surprise us and delight
    It could be something Egg-Like
    With Easter near in sight.

    So tune right in
    And join us all
    You’ll be so glad you did
    With Doug and co.
    It,s not much dough
    To spend on every Vid.

    .(.sorry, video didn’t quite fit in!)…..cheers xx…………

  8. Patt Word, 18 March, 2013

    Hooray! Another cute poem. Love them – keep’em coming. You are so clever Elaine!

  9. Tantesherry, 19 March, 2013

    ‘Yay Elaine wrote another poem’
    —- what went through the old grey
    matter at first glance
    —-hope you know how many smile
    you encourage w/ your words:)

  10. Cindy Lietz, 20 March, 2013

    Oh Gosh Elaine I love your poems! Keep em coming, they always make my day!

    (Btw, you could have used the word dideo… that rhymes with video. lol)

  11. Dixie Ann, 18 March, 2013

    Ah Elaine, always the poet and so good at it. This last one literally sang. Very nice poem dear girl. Cindy, April is my month so am glad you chose such a beautiful strong color palette. Love it!

  12. Patt Word, 18 March, 2013

    Wow -this is a STRONG palette – just love it. What to make? Cindy will tell us – lucky us

  13. Michelle Adams, 18 March, 2013

    Delicious color palette Cindy. That watermelon color looks so juicy, lol. BTW, I was just watching an old fifth Friday video where you showed us your studio. Have you considered posting those on YouTube? I bet you’d get a bunch of hits and likes for those.

  14. Cindy Lietz, 20 March, 2013

    Thanks Michelle! I’ll have to ask Doug about that. I think they were rendered in another format, so I don’t know if that would be even possible. Could do another studio tour sometime though. Maybe that would work? I have done a few little tweaks in the arrangement of the drawers. Thanks for the suggestion!

  15. Elaine Faulks, 20 March, 2013

    Thanks everyone for your kind words. It is good to know I haven’t lost the knack, but it is Cindy that inspires, so a BIG thanks Cindy, looking forward to April, lovely month to celebrate…cheers xx…..

  16. Dixie Ann, 20 March, 2013

    Hi Cindy, I have a query on rolling out translucent clay. Is there such a thing as rolling it too much? I can’t seem to get pass this plaqueing thing. I know you have to roll it at least 15 to 20 times to get all the plasticizer worked in, you have to be sure there aren’t any air bubbles trapped below the surface but what about the ones you can’t see? In making the Labordorite I followed your instructions very carefully including stretching the top layer of translucent and made sure all the air bubbles were out but after baking it all those darn moons showed up. I’m wondering if I should let the clay cool down between doing the layers and not roll it so much. Any suggestions?
    I am waiting for my inks to come so I can start over. I did let the inks dry overnight.

  17. Cindy Lietz, 20 March, 2013

    Dixie Ann, I not totally convinced you need to condition clay like we have been told to. Yes, if it is crumbling, then you will need to mix it up to get it pliable again. But if you really had to redistribute the plasticizers, then wouldn’t a block that has been sitting around a while, be squishy on the bottom and crumbly at the top?

    I just read somewhere (can not figure out where) that one of the well known clayers (can’t remember who) (God I need a new brain for names), that she wasn’t bothering to condition translucent clay at all, in order to avoid plaqueing. Why don’t you give that a try and see how it goes?

    Also, when working with translucent, any moisture in your hands can also cause those little moons. So be careful about that.

    Hope that helps.

  18. Dixie Ann, 20 March, 2013

    Thanks so much Cindy, I am going to use some of my new Pardo and roll it just enough to make it pliable. I will keep this batch dry and cooler, lets hope that helps. You might be on to something about rolling out translucent if this works better. I am going to try every trick I know of. ;)

  19. Tantesherry, 20 March, 2013

    Oh Dixie Ann this is such an interesting twist
    please do come back with your results:)

  20. Dixie Ann, 20 March, 2013

    will do, wish me luck.

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