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Clay Colours Got me Stumped
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:09:03 PM »
I have a question, wasn't really sure where I should ask so I guess here is fine. I am going to order in some clay from emma(Hopefully without breaking the bank. XD) and I wanted to try cernit and fimo pro, I already have a fimopro picked out, but I debating inbetween a single color from cernit, or getting the colour pack?
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Re: Clay Colours Got me Stumped
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 12:59:53 PM »
I bought the colour pack first, but there are a couple of colours in there that I'll likely never use.  It's a good choice if you don't mind mixing your colours.

I've now gone back and chose a few of the single colours. 

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Re: Clay Colours Got me Stumped
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 06:49:15 PM »
When i started with clay back in another era i bought colour packs and then i could see wich colours i used and i bought more of them and also i could see wich colours i was not using.

Now i never buy packs.
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Re: Clay Colours Got me Stumped
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 07:30:51 PM »
The colour packs are a great way to hit the floor running with a variety of colours.

But if budget doesn't allow, you can have quite a lot of fun just picking up one or two blocks.

For example, you could pick red, yellow and blue and do some custom mixing.

Or maybe pick a darkish shade like Pine green or navy and a white. You could mix various shades with just those two colours to do techniques like mokume gane, simple canework etc. That would allow you to get a feel for the clay. And if you didn't like what you made, you could smoosh it up and it would still be a nice, useable colour.

Remember also - you can mix the clays together if you wish.

So maybe also be guided by the Fimo colours you have chosen and pick something different when it comes to the cernit.

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