premo spring 2015 color recipes are here

The Premo Spring 2015 color recipes are here! If you are looking to get a head start on your Spring polymer clay designs or just need some new colors to kick your creativity into high gear, these beautiful Spring colors should do the trick. As always you can find the Premo Spring 2015 Color Recipe Ebook right here on my website or in my Etsy shop.

Premo Spring 2015 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook - Click for larger image

Premo Spring 2015 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook

Premo Spring 2015 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook - Click for larger imageWhether you aren’t comfortable mixing colors or just want to save yourself some time, these recipes are for you.

  • 31 polymer clay color recipes from PANTONE’s Spring/Summer 2015 color trends
  • 21 pages in PDF format
  • Trend info by color collection
  • All recipes use PREMO! by Sculpey polymer clay
  • Recipes are formatted as printable “recipe cards”
  • Ideas for organizing your color recipe cards
  • PLEASE NOTE: These recipes include cobalt blue and zinc yellow, which are available through limited retailers. For a list of retailers and possible substitutions, please refer to the FAQs page.
  • Copyright Crafts by Chris 2014

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a new perspective on polymer clay

A new perspective on polymer clay.

Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.

Polymer clay often gets a bad rap for being a plastic material, but it’s all about perspective.

While flipping through a recent issue of Fast Company Magazine I came across a quote that hit close to my polymer clay heart. Ok, I may not have even read it, if not for the clear sofa photo that caught my eye.

image from Fast Company Magazine

Image from Fast Company Magazine. Designed by French designer Philippe Starck and made by Kartell.

Here’s the quote…

“I have always loved to work with plastic, as it is a reflection of human intelligence. Men have not created stone or wood, but plastic is the result of human creativity.” – Philippe Starck

“plastic is the result of human creativity”

So, polymer clay artists are not only being creative, but they are being creative with a material that is the result of human creativity. How is that for a new perspective?

Color Palette #1 with Premo Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Color Palette #1 with Premo Polymer Clay Color RecipesNew Creative Inspiration!

    Includes:

  • high-resolution inspirational image
  • color palette from image
  • corresponding Premo polymer clay color recipes

PLEASE NOTE: These recipes include cobalt blue and zinc yellow, which are available through limited retailers. For a list of retailers and possible substitutions, please refer to the FAQs page.

Copyright Crafts by Chris 2013-14

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FIMO Professional Update

fimo professional polymer clay
I dug out my FIMO Professional polymer clay the other day to mix up some color recipes for the upcoming Stars Issue of From Polymer To Art magazine and thought I would share a little update.

I had posted a quickie review of FIMO Professional back in June, which you can read here and here. My biggest concern was that the softness of the clay was going to turn a lot of FIMO Classic users off.

I’ve since read that FIMO did not change the formula, it’s the same formula as the old FIMO Classic. The softness is apparently due to it being so fresh. And guess what? When I opened up the previously opened packages and started running it through my pasta machine, I did notice that it was getting firmer and had a little bit of that dry/crumbly texture of my older FIMO Classic.

So, for those of you who love the FIMO Classic, you will be happy to hear that given time, the new FIMO Professional will eventually end up with the texture and consistency that you are used to.

I do have have the Fall 2014 polymer clay color recipes ebook for FIMO Professional, which is available here on my website or in my Etsy shop.
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creative block buster #11

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity.

Creative Block Buster #11 – Explore Other Mediums

This creative challenge is all about finding inspiration from other mediums. Do a Google image search for pottery, quilting, knitting, painting, etc. and really look at some of the images. Pay attention to textures, techniques, shapes, patterns, and the colors used. Try to translate at least one of those items into your current medium.

dragonfly polymer clay pendant

This polymer clay dragonfly pendant was inspired by gourd art.