Color chart & Premo Clay

Color chart & Premo Clay

Post by jka.. » Sun, 25 Jan 1998 04:00:00



Hi:

Been out of touch for some time.  I was wondering if the latest color
chart, if one is available, has the new Premo clay that I just read
about in a magazine.  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks,

Tib

 
 
 

Color chart & Premo Clay

Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 28 Jan 1998 04:00:00


No it's not. Kelly Keniston will post  here when she's up to speed, though
(she was in the process of moving last time we heard here) but she did
recently announce her intention of putting out a new chart. Keep checking here
and/or at Polymer Clay Central -- I suspect Kelly will also post there.

Sherry (formerly Kelly's partner on the project)

: Hi:

: Been out of touch for some time.  I was wondering if the latest color
: chart, if one is available, has the new Premo clay that I just read
: about in a magazine.  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks,

: Tib

 
 
 

Color chart & Premo Clay

Post by Rose A. Raftery, G » Wed, 28 Jan 1998 04:00:00


I'm pretty sure I saw a color chart of the premo clay on the order
form part of www.prairiecraft.com

Take care,
Rose

Quote:
>No it's not. Kelly Keniston will post  here when she's up to speed, though
>(she was in the process of moving last time we heard here) but she did
>recently announce her intention of putting out a new chart. Keep checking here
>and/or at Polymer Clay Central -- I suspect Kelly will also post there.

>Sherry (formerly Kelly's partner on the project)


>: Hi:

>: Been out of touch for some time.  I was wondering if the latest color
>: chart, if one is available, has the new Premo clay that I just read
>: about in a magazine.  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks,

>: Tib

 Take Care,
  Rose Raftery, GAM, InHouse Solutions

  http://www.inhousesgp.com
 
 
 

Color chart & Premo Clay

Post by Dorothy Mcmill » Thu, 29 Jan 1998 04:00:00


    One great thing about the Premo clay is that the names of the colors
are the same as with paints so that you can almost visualize the color by
just seeing the name.  

Dotty in CA

 
 
 

Color chart & Premo Clay

Post by Echo » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00


And who comes up with the paint names?
How in the heck did a name like 'Mauve' or 'Puche' (or how ever that color is
spelled) or even Ocher?

Lysle Shields



 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Sat, 31 Jan 1998 04:00:00


: And who comes up with the paint names?

Paint names for ARTIST paints (we aren't talking walls, here) are things like
Cadmium Yellow or Ultramarine Blue. These are universally, well established,
pretty much the same color from brand to brand, and most of the time are
talking about the chemical or pigment in the paint. (Cadmium is a metal.)

: How in the heck did a name like 'Mauve' or 'Puche' (or how ever that color is
: spelled)

Mauve and Puce are mysteries to me -- but they aren't paint color names,
either, so they aren't rally relevant to this discussion. (New tangent?)

or even Ocher?

Ochre is an earth pigment, in the golden brown range. (Yellow Ochre, is,
anyhow. I think plain Ochre is somewhat browner.)

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by C.Simpso » Sun, 01 Feb 1998 04:00:00


The colour "puce": Brace yourselves! My dictionary defines it as the
colour of FLEAS. No kidding. And this is supposed to be a chic
colour name! "Deep red to dark grayish purple", in case you never looked
closely....<GRIN>    

Quote:


> : And who comes up with the paint names?

> Paint names for ARTIST paints (we aren't talking walls, here) are things like
> Cadmium Yellow or Ultramarine Blue. These are universally, well established,
> pretty much the same color from brand to brand, and most of the time are
> talking about the chemical or pigment in the paint. (Cadmium is a metal.)

> : How in the heck did a name like 'Mauve' or 'Puche' (or how ever that color is
> : spelled)

> Mauve and Puce are mysteries to me -- but they aren't paint color names,
> either, so they aren't rally relevant to this discussion. (New tangent?)

> or even Ocher?

> Ochre is an earth pigment, in the golden brown range. (Yellow Ochre, is,
> anyhow. I think plain Ochre is somewhat browner.)

> Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by violette laport » Sun, 01 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Actually those color names (ochre, puce et mauve) are French names as
are many more of those funny sounding (to you) names. <g>
Violette

 
 
 

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Post by janeh.. » Sun, 01 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Is this some kind of cosmic convergence or something?  The QuiltArt
mailing list has recently entertained a lengthy discussion of puce,
including the information that Lady Cottingham's Pressed Fairy calendar
decreed puce and ochre the official colors of January 30.  If you
haven't checked out Pressed Fairies, I recommend it..J

 
 
 

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Post by Helen Fleisch » Tue, 03 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Mauve and Puce are mysteries to me -- but they aren't paint color names,
>either, so they aren't rally relevant to this discussion. (New tangent?)

Can color really be off topic in this group?! [g]

The origin of the color name, "Puce" is no mystery. That info is in any
good dictionary. It comes from the French word for flea and refers to the
brownish, red-purple color you get when you add a drop of water to flea
excrement. In other words, puce is the color of dried *** or common
garnets. However, if you ask any 10 people what color "Puce" is, you may
well get 10 different answers; many of them shades of acid green!

Checking the dictionary, I find "Mauve" also comes to us from the French
and refers to the mallow flower which is a delicate purplish shade. The
first definition refers to a specific purple from oxidized aniline dye,
even though most of us don't think of mauve as being a very specific or
pure color.

Color names are certainly a lot less precise and consistant than a system
like Pantone numbers, but the paint pigment names are far more universal
than most. I applaud the use of paint pigment names in Premo. It's
definitely a step in the right direction.

 Helen "Halla" Fleischer
 Fantasy and Fiber Artist
 In Fairland, Maryland, USA

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00


: Is this some kind of cosmic convergence or something?  The QuiltArt
: mailing list has recently entertained a lengthy discussion of puce,
: including the information that Lady Cottingham's Pressed Fairy calendar
: decreed puce and ochre the official colors of January 30.  If you
: haven't checked out Pressed Fairies, I recommend it..J

Oh oh -- new project! If PRINT pressed fairies are good (and they are!) THINK
what could be done with polymer! (The Pressed Fairy Book is a hoot! I haven't
allowed myself to indulge in purchasing it but I have scanned it at the
bookstore, and it's hilarious, especially to those of us who may have been a
little too serious about fairies in the past!)

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Peggy & Bo » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00


 and it's hilarious, especially to those of us who may have
been a little too serious about fairies in the past!)

Quote:
> Sherry

oh?  do tell Sherry.

The Doctor is in.  Peggy