NCTAug1_6 I've also realized that the blue colors are dramatically underused in my work.  So I decided to dedicate this month to the blues.  And since I couldn't pick out just one blue, I've used the 3 blues in the Souffle line, Lagoon, Sea Glass and Robin Egg.  I don't consider Bluestone to be a true"blue" and besides, it's PERFECT just the way it is! LOL

 

[caption id="attachment_26393" align="alignleft" width="300"]See how the clay color influences the pen color? The teal blue becomes much more green on Gold clay. Check out my Creative Map about this project at: https://synssculpeyblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/the-mother-of-invention-a-new-creative-map/ See how the clay color influences the pen color? The teal blue becomes much more green on Gold clay. Check out my Creative Map about this project at: https://synssculpeyblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/the-mother-of-invention-a-new-creative-map/[/caption]

All my coloring on clay has helped me remember what happens when certain colors are mixed.  For instance, using a blue pen on gold clay will yield more green color than the pen used on a silver or white clay will.  This weeks mix shows us exactly what I'm talking about.  I've mixed Premo! Accents Gold with the 3 colors.

[caption id="attachment_26394" align="alignleft" width="300"]A thin sheet of Gold clay added to the entire sheet of blend colors will evenly distribute the Gold throughout the final Skinner blend. Check out my Creative Map post about this project at: https://synssculpeyblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/the-mother-of-invention-a-new-creative-map/ A thin sheet of Gold clay added to the entire sheet of blend colors will evenly distribute the Gold throughout the final Skinner blend. Check out my Creative Map post about this project at: https://synssculpeyblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/the-mother-of-invention-a-new-creative-map/[/caption]

A great way to get this same effect in a Skinner blend is to lay out the blue colors (here I've used Lagoon and Robin Egg) and then add a thin sheet of gold to cover the entire blend area.  Then once you make the Skinner blend, the gold blends into the clays as well, creating a beautiful deep teal green mix.  In this "Double Duty" Broach/pendant

[caption id="attachment_26390" align="alignleft" width="217"]Read the PCD post at: http://polymerclaydaily.com/2016/07/25/double-duty-polymer-bail/ Read the PCD post at: http://polymerclaydaily.com/2016/07/25/double-duty-polymer-bail/[/caption]

combination that was featured on Polymer Clay Daily, you can actually see some of the mixed colors from my NCT this week!