Polymer Clay Color Recipe: Luminescent Skin


Many polymer artists, especially those who are making series or duplicates of items, rely on color recipes to make uniform pieces.  For those of you who have been with me for awhile now, you know that I rarely use recipes. Why? Because I like that all my pieces are different in color, that I don’t repeat colors, and that nothing I make is ever identical. To me it adds to the special nature of my sculptures. But I’m not the norm when it comes to polymer artists… However, this is my favorite recipe and I rely on it often, it’s how I like to make my skin for my figurines.

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Luminescent Skin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Luminescent Skin by KatersAcresI like my skin color to have a bit of metallic luminescence and over the years I have relied on this recipe to achieve this slightly glowing look to the skin. This super easy recipe is easy to duplicate over & over again. And as an added bonus it helps to hide moonies/plaquing in the clay.

  • 1 Part Premo! Ecru
  • 1 Part Premo! 18k Gold
  • 3 Parts Super Sculpey


  • Add a pinch of Premo! Jungle for an olive tone.
  • Add a pinch of raw sienna for deeper skin tones.
  • Add 1/2 part additional gold for a more metallic glow.

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What Will You Create?

What kinds of things would you make with today’s color? Feel free to post your creations on my Facebook page and show everyone what you have made with the color palette from today’s blog post. Also, feel free to tweet your picture to @katersacres with #KatersCP to show off your creation!

I hope today’s color selections help you get back into your studio this weekend! Thanks for joining me today and don’t forget to sign up for more tutorials, prompts, and projects direct to your email.

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