Mix Intermediate Colours, Tints & Shades Using Standard Colours

Multi Colour

There are a massive range of gorgeous colours and effects in the various polymer clay brands and ranges. However, we want to tell you about the serious advantages to mixing polymer clay colours yourself.

Let’s take a closer look at why you would, indeed should, go to all that bother of mixing your own:

  • Makes a point of difference in your work. Taking it to another level.
  • It is easy and fun to do.
  • Polymer clay colour mixing gives the option to buy clay in more economical quantities. Big blocks or by the box in the standard colours required to colour mix any colour, shade or tint you can imagine.
  • Colour matching is an essential skill to have if you like to match clothing or colours in your home to jewellery or your home decor.
  • It is very satisfying!

So we’ve identified the reasons why, now let’s talk about how!

We’d like to introduce you to a nifty little work aid. The Kato Polyclay Mixing Chart. It is a simple system to follow and based on using ratio’s of BLACK : COLOUR : WHITE

In addition to Black and White, the standard colours are Magenta, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, Blue and Violet. So, you can see now, these colours are available in any brand.

Where do you get this chart, that you will thank us for telling you about?

It’s in our store of course. But it’s an elusive little piece of gear that’s not so easy to locate. Because it doesn’t fit in any category where you would find it, that is, unless you went searching. So here it is……

Colour combinations and where to find them:

There are people selling colour recipes in lovely combinations. Or if you are one of those that sell the recipes, this chart is for you too! But here’s an idea to save you money!

Choose a colour combination from the myriad of inspirational colour websites and match the colours using this colour mixing chart. Here’s an link to a site that lists 50 sites to get colour inspiration from:


Kato Polyclay Colour Mixing Chart

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