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2017 Polymer Clay Challenge

Posted on January 1, 2017 in Polymer Clay Challenge by Katie Oskin

2017 Polymer Clay Challenge | CLICK to Learn How to GROW in 2017 with Polymer Clay
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2017 Polymer Clay Challenge | CLICK to Learn How to GROW in 2017 with Polymer Clay

The 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge is here! Last year’s 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge was a great success. Many people were able to successfully able to complete all 52 weeks of the challenge. After 2 unplanned hospitalizations last year, totaling 29 days, I was unable to complete my challenge for the first time in 3 years. However, as usual, I will attempt again in 2017 to complete the challenge. [You can see my 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge Gallery here]

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Colors of Spring are Bright, Bold, & Vivid

Posted on April 20, 2017 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Colors of Spring for Polymer Clay & Acrylic Paints

Bold, Bright, & Vivid Colors of Spring Colors of Spring are those colors that make me feel happy, bouncy, and rejuvenated. Are there certain colors of Spring that you automatically gravitate to? Maybe it’s because of the way that they make you feel? Perhaps it’s because of the clothes you wear? Or maybe it’s because…

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WIP Wednesday’s Busy Studio Life

Posted on April 19, 2017 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

WIP Wednesday at KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | A Glimpse Inside the Magic - REPIN now, Click Later

WIP Wednesday’s Busy Studio Life WIP Wednesday’s sometimes make me tired. Let me explain. Have you ever looked around at all the pictures you’ve taken throughout the past two weeks and simply been blown away? It’s no secret that I don’t do polymer clay full time, but that I also serve as a minister alongside…

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How to Spring Clean Your Studio Easily & Efficiently

Posted on April 14, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin

How to Spring Clean Your Studio by KatersAcres

How to Spring Clean Your Studio Spring clean your studio easily, quickly, and efficiently. These tried and true tips that will take you from danger zone to comfort zone in less than 30 minutes. The arrival of spring not only makes me want to clay my days away, but it also makes me want to clean!…

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Spring Tutorials for Polymer Clay (And Easter too)

Posted on April 11, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

13 Spring Tutorials for Polymer Clay (And Easter too) | REPIN NOW, Click Later

13 Spring Tutorials for Polymer Clay (And Easter too) Spring tutorials for polymer clay are fun, colorful, and will lighten any rainy day! Many of these tutorials can be done in a few short hours, to just a few minutes! I’ve gathered some of the most popular spring tutorials from polymer clay (and Easter too) from…

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Selecting a New Project Considerations on the Sculpey Blog

Posted on April 7, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Tip: What To Consider When Selecting a New Project

Selecting a new project can often be a daunting task. Today I’m going to help you to conquer it! As many of you know I’m a freelance designer and part of the Design Squad for Polyform. I’ve been part of their Design Squad since 2015. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long! This is…

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Making a Difference for Samunnat Nepal

Posted on April 6, 2017 in Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin

Samunnat Nepal - Polymer Clay Doll with Sari Skirt & Necklace

Samunnat Nepal Helping the ladies of Samunnat Nepal is an honor. Finding ways to give back to the polymer clay community that I love so much is a joy. In last month’s Polymer Notebook email, I encouraged all of your to look beyond yourselves and see how you could reach out and help others within…

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WIP Wednesday’s Back Again!

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

WIP Wednesday with KatersAcres | Work in Progress, New Releases, Featured Artists, News, and SO Much More - CLICK to read it all!

WIP Wednesday’s Back Again! At the beginning of the year I asked all of you, my darling readers, if you still enjoyed the WIP Wednesday posts. I asked because sometime posts like this are hard to read because there’s no real “theme” to the post itself, because it’s really a collection of random “stuff” gathered over…

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Acrylic Paints for Polymer Clay

Posted on March 28, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin

Acrylic Paints for Polymer Clay | My favorite acrylics to use with polymer clay - CLICK to read the article now

Acrylic Paints for Polymer Clay Acrylics paints for polymer clay? Absolutely! Acrylic paints have been used safely for years with polymer clay. I have written about the use of acrylics with polymer several times here on the site. (See the linked articles at the end of this post.) Today I will share with you my…

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B’Sue Boutiques Workshop, Columbiana, Ohio – May 19-21

Posted on March 21, 2017 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin

B'Sue Boutiques Workshop | May 19-21, 2017 in Columbiana, Ohio

Come & Join Us: B’Sue Boutiques Workshop in Columbiana, Ohio – May 19-21 You will not want to miss this fabulous workshop put on by Brenda Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques in Columbiana, Ohio on May 19-21. The B’Sue Boutiques workshop is a mixed media discipline workshop that combines polymer clay and jewelry techniques. This year…

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WIP Wednesday Smorgasbord

Posted on March 15, 2017 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio

WIP Wednesday Smorgasbord Do you ever feel you’re surrounded with WIP? Still wondering what WIP is? WIP is “Work in progress” or “Work in progression” or “Work in procrastination” or “work in process” … to be honest it depends on the week as to what the “P” in WIP actually means. Regardless, the past several…

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Miniature Caned Polymer Clay LadyBug Tutorial

Posted on March 14, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Miniature Caned Polymer Clay LadyBug Tutorial by KatersAcres

Miniature Caned Polymer Clay Lady Bug Tutorial Here’s a simple easy polymer clay ladybug tutorial to make your own tiny little miniatures for yourself. If you joined me yesterday to read about my Into the Forest submission, then you saw these tiny little caned Lady Bugs parading. Now you can make your own. Enjoy! Related…

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Into the Forest Submission by KatersAcres

Posted on March 13, 2017 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin

Into the Forest Submission by Katie Oskin

My Into the Forest Submission Into the Forest is an international collaboration of polymer artists and enthusiasts. It is inspired by the high altitude aspen groves in the Rocky Mountains. This project, Into the Forest is an evolving mixed media international installation from Laura Tabakman, Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes. The idea was to bring…

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