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Works in Progress (WIP) in my polymer clay studio.

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio

Posted on March 9, 2016 in Work In Progress by Katie

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, freebies, & polymer clay fun

Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, freebies, & polymer clay fun

 Inside KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio

What’s Going on in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio?

PC Tribe SQUARE IconWelcome back to another WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres polymer clay studio. Today not only will you see some things I’ve been working on, but you’ll also get a few of my recommendations as well. ENJOY and don’t forget to join me in Parker’s Clay Tribe, a free polymer clay FaceBook group.

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2015 Polymer Clay Challenge

Posted on November 26, 2015 in Parker, Polymer Clay Dragons, Work In Progress by Katie

2015 Polymer Clay Challenge - Week 47 with #KatersAcres #2015PCChallenge

Polymer Clay Challenge

2015 Polymer Clay Challenge - Week 47 with #KatersAcres #2015PCChallenge

Week 47

My 2015 polymer clay challenge was to create (at least) one polymer clay dragon & one new Parker a week. You can read my personal challenge here. Each participant is encouraged to challenge themselves to something they want to do. Let’s see what this week brought me…

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WIP Wednesday: Inside My Polymer Clay Studio

Posted on November 4, 2015 in Work In Progress by Katie

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, ideas, inspiration, artist focus, & more

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, ideas, inspiration, artist focus, & more

Inside My Polymer Clay Studio


Let’s Remember What WIP Wednesday is …

What’s Going on in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio?

It’s been a busy few weeks around here. There’s so much going on that I don’t know where to start! Often I post oodles of photos on Instagram during the week so you can follow and stay up to date with me. Feel free to come over and follow me on instagram so that you can see behind the scenes work in my studio as well as some tips & tricks as I post them.

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  • WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, ideas, inspiration, artist focus, & moreWelcome to Kater’s Acres. This week I got a new Erin Condren print in the mail. It says “It’s about to get REALLY good.” Want to know where I hung it? To the left of the entrance to my polymer clay studio. Oh yeah! [Save $10 off your new planner purchase with this link]
  • Coffee addict? YEP! I made myself this coffee brooch in the studio to help feed the addiction. [See it on Instagram here]
  • This faux embroidery necklace was made using a  B’Sue Boutiques silver plated stamping. The hollow back I used for the “frame” of my necklace, allowing the sparrow on the back to be a nice added “reverse effect.”
  • See that shelf completely filled with Fimo polymer clay? Yep, that’s an entire shelf of the new Fimo Professional, the full line of which is now being carried at Hobby Lobby.
  • Mocha Latte, is the newest studio supervisor, you can see her in two of these photos.
  • Those three bugs in the corner were sent to my swap partners for the Polymer Clay Adventure swap. I will show you the bugs that were sent to me in another post.
  • What do you get when you mix a boa with polymer clay? You get an awesome monster doll that you can make yourself for Halloween! Get the tutorial here.
  • All those gorgeous sparkly bits? Those are gorgeous vintage stones from B’Sue Boutiques.
  • Be sure you don’t miss the FREE tutorial on how to make your own fantasy wings.
  • The newest Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club tutorial featured a patterned project to make your own bear wall hanging with changeable seasonal decorations. [Get the tutorial here]
  • Last but not least, this cross was made for ABC Ohio’s Executive Minister who is retiring at the end of the 2015 year. [See a closeup on Instagram here]

PRO TIP: Look at What You Already Have

Polymer Clay Tip - Keep Your Cane Ends | Fall Polymer Clay Mason Jar Table Centerpiece Tutorial by KatersAcresIt’s extremely easy to take the things we see as “useless” and commit them to our scrap bowl. I implore you, at least WAIT until the end of your claying session to do anything with those scraps (including wadding them up and confiscating them into the scrap pile). At left, you will see just one such example. Use your cane ends, don’t throw them out. Cane ends are one of my FAVORITE “useless” parts of clay.


 

Pin of the Week:

Photo from Garie International

The pin of the week is something that I have found online, pinned to one of my pin boards on Pinterest, and has received the largest amount of repins or hearts. This time around the Pin of the Week goes to Garie International’s Image Transfer Technique that can be done without liquid clay.

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Current Repin Count: 252


What are you working on?

What’s going on in your studio? What are you working on? Is there a project you’d like to see me tackle and feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts & ideas!

WIP Wednesday: Inside My Polymer Clay Studio

Posted on October 21, 2015 in Work In Progress by Katie

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, artist profiles, & much more

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, artist profiles, & much more

Inside My Polymer Clay Studio


 

What’s Going on in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio?

I’ve just returned from a week long vacation and a couple days away for work in Columbus, Ohio. I hope that you follow me on instagram so that you can see behind the scenes work in my studio as well as some tips & tricks as I post them.

  • WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, artist profiles, & much moreThese cute little faces were made for a custom nativity set for a special client. These faces were made using my favorite “skin” color recipe. [Get the Premo! color recipe here]
  • You’ve probably seen this all over the internet and here on the site, the 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure. I wanted to be sure that you all know I’m giving away 26 prizes and guess what … there are STILL prizes yet to be claimed, but you have to hurry and join today because the prizes are running out!
  • This steampunk pendant was made to go along with the Christi Friesen September project challenge of “Mechanical Organical.” [See my big project here] This project was made using steampunk components from Lisa Pavelka and B’Sue Boutiques. You can get the tutorial for my reversible cane & glowing leaf cane here on the site.
  • Very sad that this is the last pile of scrap clay in my studio. Most of my scrap comes from cane ends as I reuse every single color blend and recipe I use here in my studio. You can see my clay box and explanation of how I reuse solid clay colors here.
  • See Parker hiding in the foliage on a coffee cup? This photo happens to be taken on Center Street, a road just off of Main Street USA in Walt Disney World. What’s in that cup you ask? Great question. It’s my favorite, a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. MMMmmm!
  • What do you get when you mix a boa with polymer clay? You get an awesome monster doll that you can make yourself for Halloween! Get the tutorial here.

PRO TIP: Nature’s Inspiration

Pymatuning Lake in Pennsylvania in Autumn (Early October)Autumn is my favorite time of the year, the gorgeous colors and the crisp cool air are so refreshing after a very warm & humid summer. The picture at the left I took of Pymatuning Lake, which is right next to where I live. It is absolutely stunning in the fall. You can use Mother Nature as your inspiration for designs & pieces. Pay attention to the variety, depth, & facets of this rich, deep, & vibrant colors. Use them in your own work this season.

Here’s a few tutorials to help you be inspired by fall:


 Weekly Tidbits & Fun:

  • Dinosaur Invasion with KatersAcresFor the first time in 10 years my family & I were able to take a vacation together. So my Mom, Dad, brother, hubby & I hit the road and met up in Walt Disney World. We had a great 5 day trip. Here’s the dinosaur that we just happened to find lurking about… We all know how I feel about dinosaurs! [Get a baby T-Rex tutorial here]

What are you working on?

What’s going on in your studio? What are you working on? Is there a project you’d like to see me tackle and feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts & ideas!