my polymer COLOR SAMPLES
set of color samples I posted a while back was made with only 3
colors (of Premo) by someone in my clay guild years ago:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101494.0
Before that though, I had made some samples of my own color mixes from more colors, including fluorescents (primarily Premo, I think) to get familiar with what happens when polymer clays are mixed.
I also wanted to mark
the chip samples somehow with their exact formulas so I could use them later when previewing a few colors together, etc., and be able to duplicate them, so I tried variuos methods.
....markers (permanent-on-plastic type), stamping into raw clay leaving impresions, "writing" in raw clay with pin or stylus, stamping after baking on surface with various inks
...I also cut some of the shapes with a wavy square cutter, and used a heart-shaped cutter for the hole, etc.
I never really finished the whole project, but here's a close-up showing some of the marking systems I used:.
I recently decided to find them, then lay out in spectral "order" just to see what I had.
(Note that these are all plain mixes though... with no white
added to get "tints" (pink, peach, lavendar, etc.), and no black
added for "shades," but a few "tones" did result just from mixing complementary colors (not by mixing in grey or brown though) ... also almost no mixes were made with mica-containing metallic clays, and none with translucents).
The photos don't really show all the differences in color, of course, and some of the colors look kind of blotchy or something probably because of increasing the contrast.
closeup of chip colors ...yellow-orange-red end of the spectrum
closeup of chip colors ...red-magenta-purple-blue-turquoise-aqua-green-yellowgreen end of spectrum
....the five single colors bottom right are a random brown(?), silver, glow-in-the-dark, Sculpey III translucent, SuperSculpey (last two showing up a bit too pink though)
(There's more info on mixing all kinds of polymer clay colors and whole palettes on this page, for anyone interested:http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/color.htm