nov4First, I'm  happy to report that I have full use of all 10 fingers now for typing.  I graduated from a cast to a brace on my left hand yesterday.  First thing I'm going to do at the clay table is take the brace off and roll a ball of clay in my palms.  I think that will be about as good as the warm water and soap did yesterday and THAT was HEAVEN.

Ok, back to color work here, I expected some lovely colors from Premo! Accents Copper and Sculpey Souffle Seaglass, but I did NOT expect that optical illusion that the 2C/1S and 4C/1S mixes provide.  Don't they look like a lighter value than EITHER of the two original colors? I double-checked the mix numbers on the back of each one (I use an Etch n' Pearl to write the mix, like 2C/1S,  on the back of each one before I put it on the bake card so that I can't mix them up).

I also know that it's an optical illusion because, in truth, they are both a slightly darker than the Copper, but at first glance...WOW! That 1:1 mix is my favorite.  That color combined with a Cherry Pie/Gold mix would be a really rich and different take on the traditional holiday colors - kind of like when I wrote a tutorial for a British arts/crafts magazine (years ago) where they used Red and Turquoise as their holiday colors and all the projects were just stunning!



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