Soufflé colors don’t seem to shift when baked, though white will turn yellowish when baked multiple times.
Instead of the traditional primary colors, Soufflé offers lovely subtle colors. I chose the colors closest to the primaries and secondaries. They’ll never mix to make the full spectrum of colors because they’re not pure and vibrant, except for canary. Many muted colors can be mixed with what I’ve shown. The color Royalty is a bit dark.
They offer some others colors I didn’t use. They don’t offer translucent, metallics, glitter, stone or glow-in-the-dark.
All of these swatches were baked at the manufacturer’s recommended temperature in two aluminum baking tins, one inverted as a lid with two small ceramic tiles inside.
Soufflé is softer clay that conditions very easily, yet holds its shape. It’s not sticky and is easy to work with.
In the photo above, mixtures are indicated by lines drawn between colors.
In the top and bottom rows, I mixed colors that were visually halfway between the packaged colors in the second row. They weren’t mixed half and half because some colors are stronger than others.
Mixing cherry pie and canary makes an orange that’s brighter than pumpkin. Sea glass is is easy to mix from jade and lagoon.
I mixed turnip, canary and sea glass mainly to show that the purer the primary colors, the purer the secondaries colors will be. Since these colors weren’t designed to be primaries, mixing them results in muted colors.
White Soufflé stayed fairly white when baked only once, but got yellowish when baked multiple times.
The first square on the left was baked for 30 minutes. The second square was baked twice for 30 minutes each time. The third square was baked three times for 30 minutes each time. The base was baked four times for 30 minutes each time. All were cooled between bakings.
COLORS THAT DARKENED WHEN BAKED
Amazingly, none of the colors darkened noticeably when baked once.
DOUBLE-BAKING HELPS WHITE SOUFFLE
The surface of Soufflé is flat and smooth with a pebbly finish. The white is a bit whiter when double-baked. I didn’t notice any bubbles in the surface using either baking method.
There are no noticeable color shifts with Soufflé, except white when baked multiple times.
The colors are muted instead of the traditional bright primaries and secondaries. No translucent is offered. If Soufflé offered traditional primary and secondary colors, it would become a more all-purpose clay.
White stays a bit more white by double-baking. Soufflé doesn’t plaque.
Soufflé is softer clay that conditions very easily, yet holds its shape. It’s not sticky and is easy to work with. It has a dry, pebbly surface.
Official Soufflé site: http://www.sculpey.com/product/souffle/
P.S. I bought all these products myself and received nothing from the manufacturers.