April finalFirst, I've got to show you the final panel of colors for last months Passion Flower image.  This was a fun month, because I got to get re-acquainted with the fluorescent clays.  Whenever you need to just pop a color a little brighter, think about reaching for one of these color.  Yellow Fluorescent and Pink Fluorescent are still available from the online clay dealers.

This is an all Premo palette. Here is the key to the colors: CY - Cad Yellow, YF - Yellow Fluorescent, RS- Raw Sienna, G- Green, PF - Pink Fluorescent, AC - Alizarin Crimson

I love that last mix so much, I can't wait to mix a big batch and maybe use the new Wisteria and Periwinkle with it.  Ohhhh with Spanish Olive - wouldn't that be beautiful?


Ok, so now onto the May business.  The new color Sunset Pearl intrigued me - it reminds me of the Souffle Mai Tai color with a metric ton of Pearl in it.  But the color is still so highly saturated, I knew I could get some interesting mixes with it. I found a little tiny bit of it in a left over bag (Sculpey sends us unextruded lumps of clay in large bags when we are testing new colors) and it was just enough to do 3 different blends.  I'm hoping to get a box in the mail with some more for the last week!




May 2015-1So the first mix I knew I had to do was with Premo! Accents Pearl and Sunset Pearl to see just how saturated the color was and color would "win" in the mix with the most Pearl - would it be red? Orange? Pink?  For instance, if you recall from an earlier mix, when you mix Premo! Accents Peacock out with lots of Pearl, it's a light green color!  Well, let me tell you, these mixes were so highly pearlized that I had to shoot this mix at an angle so you could see the colors with less of the pearl! I think that last mix could be shaped into freshwater  (or cultured for that matter) pearl shapes and mimic the pearls pretty closely...

And of course, if you saw my Watercolor Opal project posted earlier this week, you know that the Sunset Pearl mixes really well with the new Opal! 


Check out all the New Color Tuesday mixes on one page at:  https://www.sculpey.com/wp/project/mixing-colors/  I just looked at this page and there are LOADS of colors on there!!

It’s also not too late to join the biggest thing in polymer clay this year, the Polymer Clay Adventure – 22 teachers, over 900 participants. Enjoy and contribute anytime you wish (or can), the community is quite active on our discussion boards.  Get all the info here: http://bit.ly/PCAsyndeeholt2015