Vega Gull Palette | Premo Color Recipes Vol-056-A

Vega Gull Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-A: Seagull
3-A: Vega Gull
4A: Gull Wing

Well, this darling little seagull (I think it may be a juvenile judging by its coloring and softer feathers), had its photo snapped on Cannon Beach along the Oregon coast while we were on our first PcT Roadtrip.

With some research I determined that it was most likely a variety called the Vega Gull. It may also be a young Herring Gull but I found more pictures calling it a Vega Gull rather than a Herring Gull, so I went with that.

If you are a Birder, please feel free to correct me. The only thing is I won’t be able to change the names of the palette since all the recipe cards are already done.

I hope you enjoy this lovely neutral palette for the Vol-056-A recipe series.

Vega Gull Color Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

The following Vol-056 A-series Vega Gull color palette will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library at the beginning of January 2013:

  • Seagull (Recipe 056-1A)
  • Monsoon (Recipe 056-2A)
  • Vega Gull (Recipe 056-3A)
  • Gull Wing(Recipe 056-4A)


Seagull is a light blue gray neutral found in the soft head and belly feathers on this coastal sea bird. Monsoon is the deeper blue gray found in the speckled feathers on his wing. Vega Gull is the soft mushroom taupe which sets this variety apart from most other more gray and white seagull varieties. And Gull Wing is the deep brown gray found on the tips of the wing feathers.

I don’t say it enough but thank you Cindy for bringing color into my life!!! I never knew what I could do until I signed up with you!!! ~Kris-J

How very useful… thank you! I confess to only recently beginning to use my own colour mixes. I just was never brave enough before… your mixes make life even more easy… and less stressful… and now I feel even braver. ~Julz-M

I really appreciate the inclusion of the color palette samples against the picture so that we can see the color against the source of inspiration for it. Really makes it more informative and inspiring for us to try our hand at it. ~MJ


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  1. cherie, 17 December, 2012

    Such a lovely palette. I love these neutral colors; they go with most anything. I just knitted a scarf for my friend as a Christmas present and it has these exact same shades.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 17 December, 2012

    Wonderful Cherie! Maybe you can use this palette to make her a scarf pin for next year or for a birthday present or something, that goes perfectly with the scarf? She would be very impressed with your color coordinating skills! Have a happy holiday!

  3. Synnove O, 19 December, 2012

    Dear Cindy!
    I want to thank you for your video “ten minutes not long enough“. It came to me just in “right time”!
    I was so frustrated over broken clay that I was about to give up!
    Now I’ll never bake for a short time again!
    A nice Christmas to you and your family
    from Synnøve in Norway

  4. Cindy Lietz, 19 December, 2012

    So glad to hear that video was helpful for you. Thanks for letting me know. Merry Christmas to you too, Synnove. It is so wonderful to hear from the all the clayers around the world!

    Doug just finished uploading this week’s “Friday” video… complete with some very fun Christmas bloopers and outakes that’ll make you smile. You won’t want to miss it! For those ion the know… you will actually get to see the advanced screening of the video on Thurs ;-)

  5. Jocelyn, 19 December, 2012

    Cindy, I love these colors from the beach. Clean and soft, fresh and neutral. Cannot wait to try them in their colorway on a project. They soothe me.

    Freckly birds are almost always immature. Seabirds and raptors can go through many plumages for some years before they reach maternity. Sibley is my bible.

    And observation. The nieces loved the gulls that swooped in for their held up McD fries, and the younger labeled this stage, “teenagers.” After I watched them interact with their elder flock, lol, I realized she was exactly correct.

  6. Dixie Ann, 20 December, 2012

    Cindy, I’m really liking this gull palette as I was looking for some neutral colors to make a background clay to go with my next project which is transferring a toner design onto a lighter clay and these colors are beautiful. I have never done this technique so am excited to try, that is, after I dig myself out
    of the blizzard we are having right now! I am going to have to go back though and read all your do’s and don’ts before starting. You always seem to have the perfect names for your color palettes!

  7. Daniel A, 27 December, 2012

    I noticed in one of your articles, that you mentioned that polymer clay can be used to form the soles of shoes. Now I am some what of a shoe designer and just recently did I begin to research this particular substance of clay. So, if you could, please inform me on how indeed you can make this material for shoes? And also, what kind of shoes do you think they would they be used for? (athletic ones, perhaps?)



  8. Cindy Lietz, 27 December, 2012

    Hi Daniel,

    Actually I don’t recommend using polymer clay in the making of shoes. Do you know which article you read that in? Perhaps there was a misunderstanding. I do recall mentioning that you could use a sole of a shoe for adding texture patterns into polymer, but I don’t remember ever suggesting that it be used for making shoes.

    There are a few polymer clay artists who have covered shoes with polymer clay, but I think they are mostly just for decorative use.

    Shoe designing must be an interesting profession. It is nice to see that you think creatively in your material use.

    Take care


  9. Elizabeth M, 29 December, 2012

    I have not taken advantage of your custom color recipes. Now I am starting to download them but I wish that you would put the color in where the sample would be pasted so that if I don’t make the color it is on the card. I can sort it into my color recipes that way. Just a thought… Thanks for your fun projects. I like the once a month projects.

  10. Cindy Lietz, 30 December, 2012

    Hi Elizabeth,

    So glad to hear you are having fun with the projects and that you are enjoying the monthly format. Thanks for saying so.

    Now in regards to adding a color dot onto the recipe cards where the sample is supposed to go… in theory, that is a wonderful idea. The problem is there are huge differences in how individual printers and computer monitors “interpret” color… so much so that blues can completely shift to purple… or reds go to pink… for example.

    The only accurate way to display true colors is to actually mix up the clay so that you can see the result with your own eyes.

  11. Sue F, 24 January, 2013

    This is a really beautiful palette, Cindy!

    I was playing with Premo for a change and wanted to see how these colour recipes turned out in real life, and luckily they didn’t require any of the “new” Premo colours. The combination is definitely one of my favourites… lovely! :)

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