Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thinking in Colors

Spring seems to be the perfect time to think about colors. The whole world is popping with colors as the weather warms and the days grow longer.

So it is a perfect time for our Polymer Clay Guild to focus on color.

Color Inspirations is our guide book through this glorious world.

For some clay artists, color is an intuitive process, taking a pinch of one primary color, and another color and just mixing until we come up with a color that pleases us.  For other clay artists, color mixing is a precise science with color recipes and swatches to record the process that lead to that color. Both styles can be very rewarding and satisfying.

Each polymer clay brand/formulation has different primary colors, and require different color mixing recipes.

The two most widely used polymer clay brands are Premo! and Kato. Both clays have their strong points and their weaknesses. And both are perfect for different applications and art techniques.

List of Color Recipes for Premo! and Kato and comparing the color line-up between the two brands.

This list is just a start, only scratching the surface on the subject of color mixing. If you find some interesting links, let us know.

Have fun claying!

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