Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pantone Spring 2019 Fashion Colors Summary and Clay Recipe Cards

Here is a review of the Pantone Spring 2019 Fashion colors.  Click on the photos below to see the clay recipes using Kato clay.  If you would like to see more clay recipes for the past Pantone fashion colors, go to the color recipe page at the top of this blog.


Living Coral & Mango Mojito

Jester Red & Sweet Lilac

Terranium Moss, Pepper Stem & Aspen Gold

Pink Peacock, Fiesta & Turmeric


Princess Blue, Toffee & Sweet Corn

Eclipse, Brown Granite & Soybean

Would you like some recipe cards with these Pantone colors ready to print out on 4" x 6" index cards?  They have the colored dots on them but are ready to add your own baked clay chip samples.

If so, click here to download and print out by following the instructions included.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Clay Recipes for the Pantone Spring 2019 Colors Eclipse, Soybean and Brown Granite

Along with the Sweet Corn clay recipes that I shared yesterday, Eclipse, Soybean and Brown Granite are the other three Neutrals that Pantone includes in their spring 2019 fashion color palette.

Eclipse is a deeper shade of navy blue compared to the navy used in the past seasons.  Navy is sometimes referred to as the "new black" and I have found that my buttons and jewelry pieces created in navy as the dominant neutral instead of the typical black, have become quite popular.  Many people find they do not look good in black as it can drain their facial color where they can wear a dark neutral such as navy without the same negative effect.


While I show three of these neutral colors together they will also compliment the other colors in the Pantone Spring palette.  For instance, instead of using a white or ecru in your mokume gane blend, try using Sweet Corn or Soybean instead.  Or for a dark shade, you can use the Eclipse or Brown Granite instead of black.

I am going to continue on experimenting with my color blocks and see what new combinations I can come up with and perhaps expand this style even a little further which I will share with you later.  In the meantime, here are the last three recipes for the Pantone colors Eclipse, Soybean and Brown Granite using Kato clay.

Eclipse
Follow the base recipe for Navy # 9-7,
increasing the Kato Black to 2 parts

Soybean
2 parts Ecru Base #2-7 *
1 part Kato Yellow
1 part Kato Pearl

Brown Granite
Same as the clay recipe for
Chocolate Truffle # 3-5 *


* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System


If you do not have my Clay Color System tutorial, it is available in my Etsy shop (US pricing and instant download) and my Online Store (Canadian pricing and sent to the e-mail address you provide).

Tomorrow I will have these clay recipes available on 4x6 index cards that you can print out if you wish.  Please feel free to leave a comment here or on facebook if you have enjoyed receiving these clay recipes.  

Monday, January 28, 2019

Clay Recipes for the Pantone Spring Fashion Colors Princess Blue and Toffee

The last two clay recipes of the main Pantone 2019 spring color palette are Princess Blue and Toffee.  Tomorrow I will share three more clay recipes which are the Neutrals.  Sweet Corn is one of these neutrals which I have decided to show here as well.  If you have my clay color system, you already have this recipe along with the Toffee.

Here are some samples I mixed up combining these three colors.  The earring dangles (diamond shape) are all reversible and can be worn on their own or added to the posts.

Sweet Corn & Toffee

Princess Blue & Toffee

Reversible & Interchangeable Earrings
Princess Blue, Toffee & Sweet Corn

And finally the recipes for the Pantone colors Princess Blue, Toffee and Sweet Corn using Kato clay.


Princess Blue
8 parts Kato Blue
1 part Kato Violet
2 parts Kato Pearl
1 part Ecru Mix #2-8 *

Toffee
Same as clay recipe
Tanned Leather # 3-6 *

Sweet Corn
Same as clay recipe
Cream # 2-10 *



* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System


My Clay Color System tutorialis available in both my Etsy shop (US pricing and instant download) and my Online Store (Canadian pricing and sent to the e-mail address you provide).

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Clay Recipes for the Pantone Spring 2019 Colors Pink Peacock, Fiesta and Turmeric

The three Pantone Spring 2019 colors Pink Peacock, Fiesta and Turmeric are all close together on the color wheel so I wanted to play around with more color blocking to show how they go well together.


I find that the as I experiment with the same technique over and over, each time my ideas expand a bit more.  This is how we learn to develop our own style.  In playing around with simple color blocking, I came up with this circular design that looks like a bulls eye.  These earrings could simply be worn on their own or for more fun, interchanged with the diamond shape reversible drops.



So here are the recipes for the Pantone colors Pink Peacock, Fiesta and Turmeric using Kato clay.

Pink Peacock
6 parts Kato Magenta
1/2 part Kato Yellow
1 part White Mix #1-2 *

Fiesta
1 part Kato Red
1 part Kato Orange

Turmeric
12 parts KatoYellow
1-1/2 parts Kato Orange
1 part Kato Gold
1 part Kato Pearl


* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System



If you do not have my Clay Color System tutorial, I have extended my special offer ending tonight, January 27 of 30% off!

Use the coupon code:   COLOR30

This offer is good for both my Etsy shop (US pricing and instant download) and my Online Store (Canadian pricing and sent to the e-mail address you provide).

Friday, January 25, 2019

Clay Recipes for the Pantone Spring 2019 Colors Terranium Moss, Pepper Stem and Aspen Gold

This spring season, Pantone includes two shades of green - Terranium Moss and Pepper Stem.  Both lean towards the yellow side of the color wheel which I am more partial to.  Aspen Gold is a soft yet still vibrant golden yellow and combines beautifully with the two greens.

Here are some samples I made using these three colors.

Interchangeable Earring Pieces in Terranium Moss & Pepper Stem

Earrings in Terranium Moss & Pepper Stem

Terranium Moss, Pepper Stem & Aspen Gold Combination

Earrings in Aspen Gold and Terranium Moss

So here are the recipes for the Pantone colors Terranium Moss, Pepper Stem and Aspen Gold using Kato clay.


Terranium Moss
Follow the clay recipe for
Forest Green #7-7 *
adding 1 part Kato Black

Pepper Stem
10 parts Kato Yellow
1/2 part Kato Green
1/2 part Kato Gold

Aspen Gold
12 parts Kato Yellow
1/2 part Kato Gold
5 parts White Mix #1-2 *


* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System


If you do not have my Clay Color System tutorial, I have extended my special offer for one more week (ending January 27) of 30% off!

Use the coupon code:   COLOR30


This offer is good for both my Etsy shop (US pricing and instant download) and my Online Store (Canadian pricing and sent to the e-mail address you provide).

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Clay Recipes for the Pantone Colors Jester Red and Sweet Lilac

The Pantone spring 2019 color Jester Red is more a burgundy or crimson.  It follows along from past seasons but has a bit more red than the Tawny PortChili Oil or Red Pear.  It combines beautifully with the Sweet Lilac which is a soft shade of pink and a hint of lavender.

I have been playing around with creating some new earring designs and love using these new Pantone colors for my experimenting.  It is also a great way to see how the colors look when they are combined.


These earrings can be worn various ways and in different combinations.  The charms are reversible and can be hung on my interchangeable ear wires.


They can also hang from the post earrings at the back of the ear which create this cool swivel effect.  I think this design is worth experimenting a little more.  For the post/studs I used the stainless steel bezel frames which are not only easy to fill but give a real professional finish.  I have them available in my online store along with the button shanks as well.




So here are the recipes for the Pantone colors Jester Red and Sweet Lilac using Kato clay.

Jester Red
8 parts Kato Red
1/2 part Kato Blue
2 parts Kato Pearl

Sweet Lilac
2 parts Kato Magenta
1/4 part Kato Violet
1 part Kato Yellow
10 parts White Mix #1-2 *


* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System


If you do not have my Clay Color System tutorial, I have extended my special offer for one more week (ending January 27) of 30% off!

Use the coupon code:   COLOR30

This offer is good for both my Etsy shop (US pricing and instant download) and my Online Store (Canadian pricing and sent to the e-mail address you provide).

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New Clay Recipes for the Pantone Spring 2019 Fashion Colors

All my clay in the new Pantone Spring Fashion colors are now mixed and I am ready to share them with you!  These colors are so vibrant and just scream spring and summer!

I will start with Living Coral which is the Pantone color of the year for 2019.  It is a lovely shade of a peachy pink orange combo.  I love the fish with the coral in the water photo sample Pantone uses for this color, as it really shows off it's true nature.


The other clay color recipe I will be sharing is Mango Mojito.  Pantone describes it as a "golden yellow that feeds our craving for pleasant comforts."


I was playing around in combining these two colors and experimenting with color blocking in a minimalist style.  These earring beads are reversible and can be worn several ways when hung on my interchangeable ear wires.





So here are the recipes for the Pantone colors Living Coral and Mango Mojito using Kato clay.

 Living Coral

1 part Kato Magenta
1 part Kato Orange
2 parts Kato Yellow
4 parts White Mix #1-2*

 Mango Mojito

20 parts Kato Yellow
1/2 part Kato Orange
1/2 part Kato Gold
1 part Kato Pearl (optional)


* Note:  These clay color recipes are created using Kato Polyclay.  Any of the base color "mixes" used are from my Clay Color System


If you do not have my Clay Color System tutorial, I have extended my special offer for one more week (ending January 27) of 30% off!

Use the coupon code:   COLOR30

This offer is good for both my Etsy shop (US pricing and instant download) and my Online Store (Canadian pricing and sent to the e-mail address you provide).