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« on: June 15, 2008 12:07:19 PM »

hi there can anyone give me some tips on getting a good bread colour the kinda coloiurs are have are lke brown oranges whites black yellow bllue gree so just wondered if you can get a good colour with these ones well not green b ut the others so far i have tried brown yellow and white but hasnt really given me the colour ima fter so any help greatfully received
thank you
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 04:46:59 PM »

Well. . . when I made the bread for my sandwiches, I used mostly white, with a little bit of the fleshy colored clay, and a little bit of translucent. Since you don't have those, I would say mostly white with a little bit of brown. For the crust, I used a light brown clay with some white mixed in. So you could just use your brown with lots of white and maybe a tiny bit of yellow. Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008 08:46:36 AM »

good bread colour the kinda coloiurs are have are lke brown oranges whites black yellow bllue gree so just wondered if you can get a good colour with these ones well not green but the others so far i have tried brown yellow and white

Hmmmm, thought I'd replied to this... must have gotten interrupted.

Often there are at least 2 colors for "bread"... one for the bread itself and one for the crust or outer areas which are usually darker. So a brown lightened with white or off-white should work for both, although they'd be lightened to different proportions.
If you want a color you have or have mixed to be darker, add black or dark gray.
If you want to make the bread look more realistic and less flatly opaque, add a bit of translucent to any mix.

A particlar "brown" can lean toward yellow, red, or green though, so if you want your bread to do that just add more of the color you want to your brown to be (in other words, if you have a reddish brown but want a more yellowish one, add some yellow).

Here are some other things on mixing browns from my page on Color:

Many "browns" can (also) be created by mixing 2 complementary colors together --those which are half-way apart on the color wheel.  The complements can be mixed in equal or in unequal amounts.... so:

EQUAL proportions
umbers = red + green
siennas = orange + blue
ochers = yellow + purple

UNEQUAL propotions = brownish colors which are closer to the larger-percentage color
(these can be further diversified by adding white, black or gray, to each of the resulting colors0
......tan, wheat, maple, auburn ,chocolate, walnut, etc can be achieved this way
.....russets, wines, bricks and maroons can be made from mixing reds and greens. Maggie

Also, rusts and some other interesting variations can be created by mixing the primary colors (which are one-third apart on the color wheel) in unequal amounts... e.g., for rusts, mix a little blue with a lot of red

Instead of creating the darker and lighter parts of a bread product with clay alone, other things like brown-tinted powders or liquids, etc., can be used as well.
If you want to read a lot about all kinds of ways to simulated bread and bread products with polymer clay, check out the Miniatures page at my site too:
(...click on the Breads category, but the Sweets category may have more you're interested in too)


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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2008 11:57:46 PM »

Hi! If you're going to be making alot of bread, try to get white, beige, and translucent. I work with  Fimo Classic, so the colors I use, in equal parts, are white, champagne, and translucent.
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