Feb 4I have always really liked the soft blues (almost violets) that you can get by mixing Premo! Ultramarine Blue with Premo! White.  So naturally, I like all these colors!  I picked up a Premo Accents Frost White Glitter instead of the regular white and just as I went to toss it back into my Premo container, I thought, “hmmmmmm, what if…?”  So if you want to mix a really nice color with a little bit of sparkle, mix the Ultramarine Blue with Frost White Glitter – it’s a perfect twilight sky color and a really nice (and different) Summer color.  Wow, I wonder if you mixed Orange with the Frost White Glitter if that wouldn’t be a perfect counterpart to this cool color?  I’m gonna try it! I love Orange and I don’t seem to use it much…

 

I got sidetracked there (as usual!).  So the other color mixed here is the same ratio of colors as shown on the final photo below, except I used Ultramarine Blue instead of the Cobalt Blue shown in the final. That is basically from the Moroccan mix with a little Ecru in it.

 

 

Feb colors finalOh, here is the key for the color initials in the photo: E=Ecru, CY=Cad Yellow, F=Fuchsia,  RS= Raw Sienna

I’m not surprised that Ecru and even Raw Sienna have proven to be such great mixing colors, but I AM surprised at Fuchsia.  And I’ve used it a TON in these mixes this month!  I’m not a fan of pink (as well documented) but I do see the value in what the hue can add to a mix to counter any green/yellow casts.  I was at a SDPCG Clay Day not too long ago and one of our members was doing a mixing book very similar to what I’ve done here with these photos.  She was having trouble mixing a color as it was coming out just too greenish.  So I told her to add a bit of Fuchsia (spell check has had to bail me out every time I’ve typed this!).  That did the trick and she was just amazed.  So next time you are mixing a color and it isn’t quite right, try a bit of Fuchsia! (more below!)

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset colors

Sunset colors

Shell colors

Shell colors

All right, I can’t decide which set of colors for next month:  Shells or Sunset? Premo or Souffle?

 

Oh, and if anyone would like to make something in the February colors above and post it on the Sculpey website, I will send a 8×10 print of the photo to the one voted as the favorite!

Check out all the New Color Tuesday mixes on one page at:  https://www.sculpey.com/create/project/mixing-colors/

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