Saturday, July 17, 2010

Carousel of Colors

"The world is a carousel of colors..." I mixed some clay today using Maggie Maggio's system. I like this method best. I can 'somewhat' control the amount of clay that gets mixed. I love Cindy Lietz's color palettes, but sometimes the parts require you to mix large amounts of clay. Just today I worked on organizing my data files. I decided to save all the recipes together with a picture of the palette. I went back through Cindy's blog and found the pictures of the color palettes. Then I renamed all the color recipes so that they would be with the palette image. I think now when I look through the computer for a color the picture will be close by.
I have posted a picture of my files showing the details. I hope you can see that the recipes are listed for example 22-1a..., 2a, 3a, 4a, then the picture of the color palette, with all the colors. Try clicking on the image to see it better.


PolymerClayTutor said...

I am glad you are enjoying the color recipes Claycass! Actually because I use parts in my recipes, the amounts are easy to control. If you want a smaller amount of clay mixed up, just use a smaller cutter or a thinner setting on your pasta machine. Using this method you can make large batches or tiny batches of the colors in the palettes. It's your choice. ~Cindy Lietz

Claycass said...

Good point Cindy - I had not thought of using a cutter. I usually cut the block. So when I used the recipes - foolish me - used the block for measurement. Well now I will use some of my many tiny cutters, and a thin setting. Thank You.

Arlene Harrison said...

This is funny! I spent a fair amount of time a week or so ago while my boss was out of the office for a few days doing exactly the same thing except that up a main folder named Polymer Clay Color Recipes. Then inside that folder I have a folder for each of the color groupings - including a picture of the inspiration picture. The way that my computer shows the folders is with a picture of what is in the folder so it works well for me. I've also saved this to a cd that I took home to load on my home computer.