Custom Blended Colors
Not often do I find myself repeating colors. Why? I like the “surprise” I get when I put new colors together. Sitting next to my marble work tile is a small little spiral bound notebook. I use this to jot down quick ideas or colors used for a new blend. I do this so that if I do create a color I want to repeat later, I can do it with ease. I didn’t learn to do this until after I had made the most gorgeous color imaginable and couldn’t reproduce it … because I had no idea what I put in it. *Sigh*
Polymer Clay Color Recipe: Ruby Slippers
I call this color “Ruby Slippers” because it is truly the deepest ruby with metallic fleck …
WOW! I am in love with this. In fact, I’ve made several things from it now. These instructions use Premo! polymer clay. Here’s how to make your own:
- 2 Parts Premo! Fuchsia
- 1 Part Premo! Metallic Mauve (Original recipe) *
- 1 Part Premo! Copper
* If you do NOT have any old stock of the Metallic Mauve, you can recreate it with a similar color using 8 parts Premo! Pearl & 1 part Premo! Fuchsia
Don’t forget to add this to your color recipes chart or make a recipe card for it.
FREE Recipe Card:
INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the image above to open the larger version & print on your home computer. Just mix the recipe as described, cut a sample piece, bake, & glue onto the card where it says “Yield.”
IDEAS FOR VARIATIONS:
- Add a little white to brighten and soften the color.
- Add a little silver or pearl to soften the color and add more metallic effects.
- Add more pink for a greater “Ruby” tone.
- Add more copper for a super dark metallic “burgundy” tone.
- Add a little black for an even darker version.
What Will You Create?
I hope today’s palette & 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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