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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008 12:36:29 PM »

When I clay, I probably use more white, translucent, gold, and black than any other single colors. 

I often mix my own colors from scratch though which means I also use a lot of turquoise, magenta, and lemon yellow (plus black and white to make tints, shades, and tones).


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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008 09:04:39 PM »

Translucent, I can never have enough translucent!!!!!!!! As for the least used, hmmmm, orange maybe. It all really depends on what I am working on.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2008 10:46:39 AM »

white, then pink/bown/yellow, then green, and blue last. There not usualy much call for blue when you are making cakes/sweetie miniatures:P
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2008 01:05:47 AM »

uhm... probably black/white and green...
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2008 10:31:15 AM »

White! Because if all else fails, I can always paint the white once the clay has cured, or use oil pint & Liquid Sculpey to paint before baking!
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2008 05:45:28 AM »

I can never have enough white.  Ever. Ever, ever, ever.
Pearl comes in a close second.

I enjoy mixing the gold with tan for a fun shimmer to the bears I make.

I accidentally bought Ivory the other day (you know, trying to buy more WHITE!) and I liked the effect it gave a few colors I mixed it with.  I mixed it with a green and when it was done it had a jade effect that looked really cool, so sometimes accidents are a good thing!

I miss being able to buy the Granitex blocks at my craft store.  I loved mixing the "black" with other colors for texture.  I've found other "effects" clay but it's just not the same.

There really isn't a least-favorite color of mine, but I have found that some yellows get TOO soft and that bugs me.
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008 10:09:34 AM »

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I miss being able to buy the Granitex blocks at my craft store.  I loved mixing the "black" with other colors for texture.  I've found other "effects" clay but it's just not the same.

I think Granitex is still being sold so you should be able to get it online.  Otherwise, have you tried adding black lint to translucent as a substitute?...that's what it always looked like to me anyway, and about as hard to slice.
 
I always preferred the old Fimo "stone" colors myself since they looked like real granite, etc... alas, as with many good things, they've been discontinued quite a while now.  If you've never seen Fimo's stone colors, here's a photo where I used the "black" one as a background a wa-a-y long time ago, though the sparkles didn't show up that much in person:





Ivory/beige/ecru/etc. --or a tad of brown, or gray, or the complement of a color-- is great for making tones from any polymer clay colors.  Even whole palettes of go-together-well toned colors can be made at one time just by adding one of those to each of the basic 3 colors (a red, a blue, a yellow) before mixing them.  They're great for making "desert" colors, "country" colors, and various other toned-down palettes too, or many natural materials and stones.  One clayer even got a similar effect from using SuperSculpey to get muted, country colors since SS is just translucent tinted with a pinky-brownish pigment.
Another term one clayer used for her palette of shades was "saddened" colors. 
Mixing colors is major fun!


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