Swiss Chard Palette | Premo Color Recipes Vol-073-B

Swiss Chard Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Rhubarb Chard
Flamingo Chard
Oriole Chard
Swiss Chard

Well since it won’t be too long now before the vegetable gardens start springing to life, I thought it would be wonderful to feature this gorgeous selection of Rainbow Swiss Chard, given to us by my neighbor and best friend Diane… her husband Paul loves to grow all kinds of delicious veggies… including Swiss Chard. And as most of you know by now, my husband loves to photograph stuff!

Aren’t the colors just magical? There is hardly a more vibrantly hued vegetable out there! Sauteed in a pan with a little butter… it just melts in your mouth. The kids even love this beautiful green.

They have such cool names too… I didn’t even have to make them up this time. In this collection of Rainbow Swiss Chard, there were seeds of Rhubarb Chard, Flamingo Chard, Oriole Chard and White Swiss Chard.

Also known as Silverbeet,  perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, bright lights, seakale beet and mangold… but I’ve always known it as Swiss Chard. It is of the same species as Beetroot but it doesn’t really develop much of a root, so the leaves and stalks are what you eat. They are incredibly nutritious (as all darkly colored fruits and vegetables are), and  can be eaten raw or cooked much like spinach.

Apparently, according to Wikipedia, “The word “Swiss” was used to distinguish chard from French spinach varieties by 19th century seed catalogue publishers. Chard is very popular among Mediterranean cooks. The first varieties have been traced back to Sicily.”

Anyways… I always look forward to receiving this beautiful fresh produce in the Summer whenever it comes my way. I don’t have time to grow a vegetable garden anymore, and there is nothing better than home grown fruits and veggies. Hopefully this year they get another bumper crop and ‘beg’ me to take some off their hands again ;)

Enjoy these colors for this June 2014 Vol-073-B-series color palette!

Swiss Chard Palette by Polymer Clay TutorEveryone who is subscribed to our Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the following recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of June 2014:

  • Rhubarb Chard (Recipe 073-1B)
  • Flamingo Chard (Recipe 073-2B)
  • Oriole Chard (Recipe 073-3B)
  • Swiss Chard (Recipe 073-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Rhubarb Chard is a rhubarb red that is fresh and vibrant, perfect for Summer. Flamingo Chard is a hot pink color with a pinch of violet, lively and tropical. Oriole Chard is a golden orange color that compliments the hot red and pink of the Rhubarb and Flamingo. And Swiss Chard is a crispy fresh green that brings the whole palette together.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-073 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to the Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.

If you want to see the Volume-073 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of June then click here: Dragon Fly Palette

I am very new to polymer clay and one of the scariest things to me was mixing my own colors. Your recipes have really spelled it out for me… and makes me less intimidated to try it. Now I have the gusto to give it a go and I am really enthused about it. My husband wants to know if you give cooking lessons too… since I am so excited about clay recipes now, he wants me to be this excited about being in the kitchen. Hugs. ~Lisa-G

Thanks for posting some recipes for all of us to share.  For those of use who really don’t have an easy time figuring out how to arrive at just the right color yet, these recipes are a real helper! ~Cynister

Not surprising… you so often post palettes of what I am doing currently!! Love that… the colors are perfect. ~Patt-W


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  1. Jill V., 26 May, 2014

    This is a great summery palette!

  2. Cindy Lietz, 26 May, 2014

    Thank you Jill! Glad you like it!

  3. Maria C, 26 May, 2014

    Delicious eye colors, Cindy!

  4. Cindy Lietz, 26 May, 2014

    Thank you Maria! Can’t wait to see what you make with these yummy colors!

  5. Dixie Ann, 27 May, 2014

    Yum, delicious hot colors. So unbelieveably close to the mosaic yarn I am crocheting doilies with right now. I am thinking maybe a huge covered bowl to sit on the 18″ doily or some picture frames in this color palette. You certainly bring out the imagination and thinking cap teacher when you present these wonderful receipes.

  6. Cindy Lietz, 27 May, 2014

    Thank you Dixie Ann! I’d love to see the bowl and frames you make with this palette!

  7. Jocelyn C, 27 May, 2014

    Cindy, I agree with all, those are some snapping bright summer shots – then the green cools. Intermixed with layers of black and translucent….wow. Any type of cane works with that combo, but I would go back to mokume gane, in a very structured and repetitive pattern. Why? Dunno. LOL!

    I am still totally addicted and obsessed with your wonderful beach scene tute, but, have moved to all sorts of locations….mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, both desert and lush. THE BOMB!

    Best were the arctic landscapes, with oceans and icebergs. If I could figure out how to add the aurora and some penguins, I would.

    Hope all is well with you and yours, and that you are now without crutches and really on the mend.

  8. Cindy Lietz, 27 May, 2014

    I wish you had a working camera Jocelyn, cuz I’d love to see your landscapes! I wonder if you could rub a little Pearl’Ex on them to get the Aurora look? That might look cool!

    Thank you for your kind words! Hope you are well too. My calf is healing quite well. Off the crutches now (which is good because we are going to Willow’s Grad on Friday and I had crutches at my own Grad… don’t need them at Willow’s too!) Still swollen and limping around, but if I stand still you can’t really tell. ;)

  9. cherie, 28 May, 2014

    Would love to see photos. I was trying to think how to get the look of ‘trees’

  10. Jocelyn C, 30 May, 2014

    I find that after I run the first mix through enough to flatten it, I can then add on more little sprinkles to convey trees, a river, etc. Roll it in with a brayer, then continue through the pasta machine to the thinnest or design you wish. This new method is the best way to use up scrap clay ever. Next (ahaha) trying for volcanoes and auroras. Wish me luck, lol.

  11. Pattw35, 27 June, 2014

    Thanks for the tips! I,too, want to change the scenes. So many ideas – so little time……………

  12. Marina Santos, 06 June, 2015

    hy Cindy

    what strong colors, love it, they merge so well together…..

    hummm it’s summer calling us!!!

    Next week will be the pink…..oh got to be patience!!!

    thank you!

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