Unfurling Sunflower Palette | Premo Recipes Vol-085-B

Unfurling Sunflower Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Unfurl

In the previous color recipe palette, Little Becka Sunflower Palette, I spoke of how that picture of the beautiful open faced flower makes me feel like turning my face to the sun… closing my eyes and just soaking it all in.

The unopened sunflower has quite a different feel that it evokes… beginning more closed, protected and just emerging… then slowly unfurling and opening to the world. Changing… maturing… developing into the magnificent flower it will soon become.

Even the colors are so different at this stage than they will turn out to be in the open blossom. So green and undeveloped. It’s hard to believe these fresh yellow green petals will become the rich red petals of the Little Becka Sunflower.

I love that about living things… how they start out in one form… and then mature into another. Each stage completely different, but just as beautiful in its own special way. Even after the sunflower has gone to seed… its heavy head hanging down from the weight, and the petals all dried and curled up from the long summer exposure… the plump seeds in an intricate spiral… dark and rich… promise of nourishment and future crops as the seeds are consumed by foragers, or that fall to the ground.

This really is a lovely photo Doug captured isn’t it? So much potential in those unfurling petals… I do hope you enjoy this inspiration for our next Vol-085-B Series color recipes for June 2015.

Unfurling Sunflower 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 2015:

  • Unfurl (Recipe 085-1B)
  • Open (Recipe 085-2B)
  • Reveal (Recipe 085-3B)
  • Developed (Recipe 085-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Unfurl is the soft yet bright yellow green of the unfurling sunflower petals. Open is a softer, darker green of the opening leaves surrounding the petals of the flower. Reveal is the smoking pink color that dusts the edges of the leaves, and is the undertone of the petals as they begin to change color. And Developed is the darkest, yet still soft green of the outer leaves that have developed to their full rich color.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-085 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to the Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter, during the month of June 2015.

If you want to see the Volume-085 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of June, then click here: Little Becka Sunflower Palette

I love the color mixing info and I can’t believe how perfect my sunflower beads turned out. They look so real thanks for the mix recipe. ~Daisy-S

Cindy… I have a pretty strong background in art and color… but still feel that I have a lot to learn. Please make more of your very informative videos. They are of great help and a great reference point! I think it’s very important for an artist to have access to this kind of information for future projects and I can’t think of a better starting point for any project than color! I can’t get enough of your informational videos. Be well. ~Joy-D

Well, decided to give polymer clay a try again. Got sidetracked with other things but recently started reading the blog and watching all the videos again. I was just going to start to make the color recipes and like so many here, Cindy’s color mixing video will now make that task easier. I am so glad to read Cindy’s remarks regarding her reason for starting The Polymer Clay Tutor and that was to help beginners. I can see that this is the best place to be-))) ~Catherine-R


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  1. Maria C, 25 May, 2015

    What a lovely and delicate palette, Cindy and Doug. Thank you!

  2. Cindy Lietz, 25 May, 2015

    You’re welcome Maria! Thanks for saying so!

  3. Dixie Ann, 28 May, 2015

    Getting a little behind here and just found this palette coming out. The colors are so pretty and “feel” all soft and snuggley.

  4. Cindy Lietz, 11 June, 2015

    Thanks Dixie Ann! I hope you love mixing them up and using them in your projects!

  5. Marina Santos, 06 June, 2015

    Hello Cindy,

    thank you so much for another pretty picture and lovely colors.

    I confess each month i get really excited (kinda like a child waiting for her present!) to discover the new palette but also for the words that come whit it, sometimes there’s poetry, like this one the sunflower its the cycle of live that you have described so simply and yet so poetic.

    Thank you Cindy!

  6. Cindy Lietz, 11 June, 2015

    Thank you for saying that Marina. That was very sweet. I tend to feel very poetic when I see these pretty photos and sit and think about what I am going to name them. The colors, the names, the way the whole things feels, makes the words pour out. It makes me happy that you appreciate that. The process of creating these palettes is very time consuming… and sometimes brain consuming, so it is nice to know that they are being appreciated. Thanks! :)

  7. Marina Santos, 11 June, 2015

    Hello Cindy!
    You’re quite welcome in fact i’m the one who should be thanking you for the time, the patience (the brain!) and the love that you dedicate to us all !!! ( and Doug, for sharing you with us! :) Good bless him)
    So thank YOU!!!

  8. Marion Rayner, 26 April, 2016

    Hi Cindy – I tried clicking on the Polymer Clay Guest List link but was taken to the ‘enroll’ page. How can I be added to this list?
    Thanks – Marion

  9. Doug Lietz, 26 April, 2016

    You actually are already on the Guest List, Marion. If you are receiving the Friday Newsletter emails, that is how you know if you are on the Guest List :-)

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