Monday, June 6, 2011
Jecru (No not J. Crew)
The book is called "Patterns in Polymer" by Julie Picarello. At first I was a little disappointed because it is about Mokume Gane in polymer clay and I am just not quite there yet. It looks interesting to me but complicated. Perhaps sometime I will give it a try but not right now.
What I did find was an amazing color she has created. It is called Jecru and it has as its base ecru. But Julie adds some punch to the color that really has to be seen in person to be appreciated.
Yes, it is an ivory-like color. I have tried making ivory colors before but they always seemed very flat to me. Julie's formula adds translucent and pearl in varying amounts and the result is a very versatile and stunning color.
I am using it on these beads you see here. She also adds it to colors for a muted effect that enhances the package colors in a simple yet effective way. In other words, it is not a complicated mixing process and all your colors relate since they have the Jecru in them.
I have some in the oven now in which I mixed some Jecru in with turquoise. The color is quite stunning in its raw state. I hope it keeps its color. I'll see in a bit and take some pictures for you.