Category Archives: Polymer Clay

Finding Your Routine is Essential to the Creative Process

Posted on April 27, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin

Finding Your Routine to Enhance Your Creativity by KatersAcres

Finding Your Routing is Essential

Finding Your Routine to Enhance Your Creativity by KatersAcres

Finding your routine is an essential part of being an artist. It is not something that many of us even think about. A routine can help us settle in. Routine can help us to automatically perceive things about our environment. Today, over on the Sculpey blog I am discussing finding your routine. Why? Because find your routine is one way that will help you in your creative process.

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Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd

Posted on April 21, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd

Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd

Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd

This polymer clay Scrappy Tutorial is by Martin Pottjewijd and is used here with his full permission. Martin is a polymer clay artist from the Netherlands. He makes a wide variety of work including his elaborate and breathtaking castles built on large rocks and his adorable Polly & Mur. You can read Martin’s interview with Polyform here. Martin has graciously agreed to shared this tutorial here with each of you!

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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 for Polymer Clay & Acrylic Paints

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 it’s some preconceived notion you already have. Today let’s look at some vibrant colors to liven up your old spring pastel palettes.

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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

How to Spring Clean Your Studio by KatersAcres

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! It’s not secret that I can’t clean in a mess. I’ve written many times about how I LOVE a very clean studio. Unlike many other artists, I crave a clean and tidy workspace. [It’s okay, you can laugh.] I do know that I’m not the only artist that is like this. I have written articles on this blog before about how you can clean up your studio, but today I’m talking about the BIG clean up (almost like a purge) that you really should do every spring.

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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)

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

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 here on the site and put them all in one place just for you. I know, I know … you’re welcome. So feel free to click on all the links below and go straight to the tutorials of your choice.

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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

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 my month to write for the blog and I’m inviting YOU to come over and join us!

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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

Sumunnat Nepal - Polymer Clay Doll & Necklace

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 the polymer clay community. This includes things like purchasing tutorials from other clay artists & teachers, buying products from other artists, adopting designs from other polymer people, and even purchasing for a good cause. For those of you who have chosen to support KatersAcres in any facet, I thank you!

I myself support other artists, by purchasing tutorials, supplies, & art too. Why? Because I believe in helping others, sharing with others, and supporting each other. We need to lift each other up and help in other out! The world is full of things that are not good. Our art should be full of encouragement, support, and love. In that vein, let us therefore also reach out and help others. Most especially when it is for a good and worthy cause.

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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

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

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 four most used acrylic paints. You may enjoy these acrylic paints for polymer clay sculpting, jewelry making, or many other polymer clay disciplines too.

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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

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

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 participants will be learning fantasy faces, faux jade, mini assemblage, and chain making.

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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

Miniature Caned Polymer Clay LadyBug Tutorial by KatersAcres

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!

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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 together as many polymer artisans as possible in a wide variety of ways. We were to imagine ourselves in a forest. See it in your mind: On the ground beneath a canopy of branches and leaves, unexpected life exists. We were asked to create pieces which will form its life elements. We will combine them into living colonies of varying shapes, colors and sizes. Here’s a look at what I created for Into the Forest.

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Overlooked Polymer Clay Tips You Might Not Know

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

Polymer Clay Tips from KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Tips from KatersAcres

When it comes to polymer clay, one of the most frequently asked questions when I teach at workshops, give classes, and receive emails is: “can you give me some polymer clay tips?” It’s no secret that everyone wants tips when starting out on a new hobby. Here’s a few overlooked polymer clay tips to help you in your polymer clay journey.

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