Vintage Ford Palette | Premo Color Recipes Vol-067-B

Vintage Ford Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Greyhound
Chrome Reflection
Ford Emblem
Vintage Ford

Here’s a fun fact… my husband Doug (the guy who keeps our business running smoothly and is our resident video-photography guru), is also a vintage car fanatic. Over the years he has restored and driven many vintage vehicles, including a couple of 1930 Model A Fords; Several Mid 50’s Trucks (Fords, Chevs and Fargo’s); plus Numerous late 60’s Muscle Cars. He actually still has the 1967 Nova Super Sport that he drove back in his high school days. All in all… he really does love his old cars.

These days, the Polymer Clay Tutor business has pretty much sucked up all of Doug’s waking hours, so he hasn’t had time to do anything in the area of vintage car restoration. In fact, his pretty gold Nova sits waiting for the day he can pay her some attention again. It will be a fun retirement project I’m sure.

Any who… back in September on Doug’s birthday, there was a collection of Vintage Tin at a local car dealership, so we popped in to take a look and snap some photos.

The picture in today’s post is from that September Car show…. and is of a beautiful 1934 Ford Deuce Coupe with it’s distinctive Greyhound Hood Ornament racing out in front of the shiny chrome grill. It was such an elegant vehicle, that I couldn’t resist choosing this image as inspiration for the upcoming Vol-067 B-Series December 2013 color palette.

Vintage Ford Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

Everyone 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 December 2013:

  • Greyhound (Recipe 067-1B)
  • Chrome Reflection (Recipe 067-2B)
  • Ford Emblem (Recipe 067-3B)
  • Vintage Ford (Recipe 067-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Greyhound is a sleek silver metallic that represents the body of the gorgeous Greyhound Hood Ornament on this classic car. Chrome Reflection is a moody silver blue… the color reflected from the car onto the shiny chrome. Ford Emblem is the vibrant light blue of the classic Ford Logo. Vintage Ford is the dark metallic navy blue of this elegant 1930’s vehicle restored to perfection.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-067 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.

If you want to see the Volume-066 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of Dec, then click here: Pine Cone Palette

Just found you on Youtube – just getting into polymer clay – love your colour mixing tips and have joined your mailing list. Many many thanks, and I look forward to receiving some of your free colour mixes – thanks again. ~Ann-A

Great that we are able to collect the B series colour recipes, and yes Cindy we really appreciate the time and effort both you and Doug put in to making and filming all your work. The monthly videos are the best. Nobody else mixes up such wonderful colour recipes and explains so well how to measure out the amounts so easily. I use to use a tiny set of scales to weigh out my portions, but when I saw your method I was converted!! So if anyone out there is hesitant in signing up to PCT wait no longer. Remember, Cindy really cares and it shows. Best value, great hints and tips and beautifully finished items are what this great site is all about. Love it… Cheers xx. ~Elaine-F

Cindy, Although I’ve worked in paperclay, I am new to polymer clay and saving my pennies for your membership. Almost there :) I learn so much from you already. The free color recipe cards took me in an entirely new direction with my work, so I am very excited about next month, when you are in my budget. Thank you for a great website. ~Diana-W


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  1. Jocelyn C, 25 November, 2013

    Last nite I googled images on “the blue hour” in Paris and was drooling at the mood and backgrounds created as the sun sets there. This palette of blues brings me straight back there, they are lovely.

  2. Cindy Lietz, 18 December, 2013

    Just Googled that myself and I see what you mean Jocelyn! Gorgeous! These colors would fit right in with the Blue Hour in Paris mood! Going to Paris is definitely on my bucket list!

  3. Dixie Ann, 02 December, 2013

    O my gosh, who doesn’t love blues! Beautiful palette this month Cindy. The car looks gorgeous too Doug!

  4. elaine faulks, 06 December, 2013

    Just the blues I was looking for, how did you guess Cindy……..cheers xx…..

  5. Janie Tramel, 16 December, 2013

    Hi Cindy, I really like your videos you both are doing. I worked the camera years ago for our church recording our preacher’s sermons, so I am familiar with the work on Doug’s end, and He s really doing a fantastic job! You are also doing a wonderful job in explaining and showing, very clear and precise.

    I am just starting out with polymer clay and I mean just that! I haven’t even opened my Premo Clay yer. I was wanting to know was there any other method you did on Youtube other than the Color Plus 1 Polymer Clay Mixing? I thought I saw another one you did was I wrong? I’m 65 and have watched so many video’s that I could have gotten them mixed up somewhere’s.

    I am wanting to join in with you in January, to become a member well see how finances go then. By any chance do you offer Senior citizen discount? I’m hoping to supplement our income with this work. I want to get so good that I can sell them on the internet. My husband knows how to photograph the jewelry for he went to school in his younger yrs and learned how.

    Keep up the great work Cindy Doug as an older person I am proud of your work! Love ya both, Janie & Michael Marshall Tx.

  6. Cindy Lietz, 18 December, 2013

    Hi Janie! Thanks for the lovely comments! Doug and I appreciate your kind words.

    In regards to other color mixing videos, I do have lots on the subject. Just type ‘color mixing’ into the search box at the top of the page and you will find all kinds of info. Maybe you’ll find the one you were thinking of?

    As far as discounts for seniors, we don’t offer any. Our prices are already extremely low, so there wouldn’t be much room to move on that. Besides, a huge percentage of our members are in your age bracket, so that would make it even more difficult to offer that kind of discount. I think you will find the tutorials to be well worth the price you pay for them. Saving you money in the long run, when you avoid ruining supplies by making too many mistakes.

    I wish you luck with your endeavors. And definitely open up those packages of Premo and get playing with that clay! You can’t get good at it until you start! :)

  7. Carly D, 18 December, 2013

    Hello Cindy. I just came across your videos on YouTube and they were very helpful. Ive only been making clay charms for about two months,so I’m fairly new. I do have a question though. I have seen videos tutorials online for very cute charms. (Example-Key holders,Paperclip charms,ect.) and I was wondering if those kind of things were safe for baking. In the videos I have seen,I don’t know if they take it off and bake the clay,then put it back on,or if these kind of things are safe in the oven. Thank you so much Cindy. Have a great day. ~Carly

  8. Cindy Lietz, 21 December, 2013

    Hi Carly, a lot of things are safe to bake with polymer clay, including the items you mentioned. As long as they can handle the fairly low temp that polymer bakes at. Always do a test bake of the item first, before adding clay to it, to see if it can handle the heat. If it does fine in the oven on its own, then it will do fine having clay baked onto it. If you want to learn more about baking polymer clay, type ‘baking’ intot he search box at the top oft he page and you will get a list of helpful articles, videos and comments that will help. Have fun!

  9. Ernie B, 21 December, 2013


    I have a customer who gave me a fresh white rose to do a rosary for her , im not sure how I should do it. Do I use the same base I would on a red rose and add more white clay?

    Thank you ,

  10. Cindy Lietz, 23 December, 2013

    Hi Ernie, your idea would work. You may want to have a bit of a yellow or creamy tint to it though, since white roses tend to darken when when they’re dried. Having a little contrast between the clay and the flower petals will also help to show the flowers better. Mix up a few test batches and see which color best represents the original rose and go with that. Good luck!

  11. jennifer m, 11 March, 2014

    i look forward to getting the color recipies…i just found your site. signed up for the free newsletter as i cant afford the paid membership yet…

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