Category Archives: Polymer Clay
Posted on March 21, 2017 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay by Katie
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 participants will be learning fantasy faces, faux jade, mini assemblage, and chain making.
Posted on March 14, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie
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!
Posted on March 13, 2017 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay by Katie
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.
Posted on March 7, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie
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.
One of the things that I am asked the most often is “why should I join a tutorial club anyway?” In all honesty the answers are as varied as the people who join them are. Today I’m going to give you a few reasons to join a tutorial club; and why you may want to consider joining any kind of a tutorial club (regardless of medium) in the first place.
Posted on February 17, 2017 in In My Studio, Offers, Polymer Clay by Katie
… The Year of Discovery …
Have you ever sat back and wondered if you or your art is going in the right direction? Ever stopped and wondered if you are being true to your inner most self? This past fall as I spent over 30 days (on two separate occasions) hospitalized and I had a few of those inward moments. I spent a lot of time thinking about my sculpting and my art. Was my art true to myself? I had those thoughts and moments of self doubt. Was being true to my heart song? So as 2016 gave way to 2017, I knew the course was going to change, it was inevitable … 2017 was going to be a year of Discovery. My art was going to change, because I was changing. Read More
Posted on February 16, 2017 in Parker, Polymer Clay by Katie
Growing Up Parker
When you begin a new craft or hobby your work is often in it’s “rough” stages. You begin simplistically. Simple shapes, patterns, and techniques. Parker is one such example. Parker was not the first thing I made with polymer clay, but he was the first character I created with a full story line, home to live in, back store, friends, and plenty of adventures to be had along the way. But there’s a funny thing that happens when you work in one area long enough. You find that eventually you end up “growing up Parker.”
Posted on February 14, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie
Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay
There can be nothing more frustrating than sculpting with white polymer clay. Before you know it dust, lint, fibers, rouge cat hair, glitter (than you haven’t used in a month), and specks of other colors of clay find there way embedded into your pristine white polymer clay. There’s no need to hyperventilate, panic, throw out the clay, scream, cry, or even give up completely. Here’s a few tips that might help you along your journey to whiter, sparklier, and all around crisper white sculpted designs.
Posted on February 7, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie
Free Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Tutorials
Here’s our free polymer clay Valentine’s Day tutorials that you might like to try your creativity with to make for someone you love this upcoming Valentine’s Day. With over 200 free polymer clay tutorials here on KatersAcres, it can be a daunting task to remember where they all are. Valentine’s Day is a favorite Hallmark holiday of many and a joy to create for, and these tutorials showcase a portion of that love! Come try out these free tutorials below.
Posted on January 31, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie
Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Book Tutorial
This DIY polymer clay Valentine’s Day book tutorial will show you how to make a cute little book for someone you love this Valentine’s Day. You can fill the book with whatever sentiments you’d like. Here’s a few ideas for you: coupons, reasons why (the recipient) is loved, positive affirmations, love quotes, love scriptures, special memories with your loved one, or anything else you’d like to include. Are you ready? Let’s get started!
Posted on January 27, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie
Fingerprints in Polymer Clay
There’s only two things you need to know when dealing with fingerprints in polymer clay when you are learning how to sculpt. These two simple solutions are the two things each of my students who venture to my studio for lessons learn first. If you can remember #1 and master #2, fingerprints in polymer clay will be a thing of the past for you.
Posted on January 17, 2017 in Product Reviews, Tutorials by Katie
EasyCuffs Polymer Clay Bracelet Kit
with Teresa Pandora Salgado
Using TinyPandora’s EasyCuffs Bracelet Kit
Get Your EasyCuffs Kit Here
There’s few things that are as fun as making your own cuff bracelets, unless you’re using Teresa Pandora Salgado’s EasyCuffs Bracelet kit. Teresa has taken ALL the guess work out of making cuff bracelets for you. She’s come up with a fast, fun, & easy way to make polymer clay cuff bracelets in three fun sizes. With EasyCuffs there’s a cuff bracelet for everyone from your best friend, niece, aunt, grandma, and even your sister-in-laws best friend’s, aunt’s niece! Yep, Teresa’s got you covered. If you haven’t visited TinyPandora, be sure to stop by.