Category Archives: Hints, Tips, & Tricks

Hints, tips, tricks, and valuable information for working with polymer clay.

Overlooked Polymer Clay Tips You Might Not Know

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

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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Five Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay

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

Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay

Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

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.

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Fingerprints in Polymer Clay: Two Tips to Banish Them!

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

Q&A with KatersAcres: Fingerprints & Sculpting | The Two Solutions You Need to Know VIDEO

Fingerprints in Polymer Clay

Q&A with KatersAcres: Fingerprints in Polymer Clay & Sculpting | The Two Solutions You Need to Know VIDEO

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.

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LC Machine Tips

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie

LC Machine Tips from KatersAcres | Lucy Clay Tools Clay Rolling Machine

LC Machine Tips from KatersAcres | Lucy Clay Tools Clay Rolling Machine

Today I’m going to bring you my LC Machine Tips that has been highly requested by many of you. The LC Machine is still new to the market and polymer clay world. Here’s a little advice to use your LC Machine.

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Polymer Clay Work Surface, Mable Tile

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie

Polymer Clay Marble Tile Work Surface from KatersAcres | CLICK to watch a video and read more

My Polymer Clay Work Surface: Marble Tile

Polymer Clay Marble Tile Work Surface from KatersAcres | CLICK to watch a video and read more

There are lots of options for a polymer clay work surface. Which one should you use and why should you use it? Here’s the polymer clay work surface that I use and the reasons why a marble tile is my choice.

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Polymer Clay Tool Giveaway – Pretty Darn Nifty

Posted on September 9, 2016 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks, Offers by Katie

Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Tool Giveaway, Pretty Darn Nifty Tool from Christi Friesen

Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Tool Giveaway

“Pretty Darn Nifty” (PDN) Tool

Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Tool Giveaway, Pretty Darn Nifty Tool from Christi Friesen

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ENDS 11:59PM EST on September 15

Introducing the splendid Christi Friesen “Pretty Darn Nifty” polymer clay tool giveaway!

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Explorations in Voice Collaboration with Ginger Davis Allman

Posted on August 22, 2016 in Creative Prompts, Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie

Explorations in Voice Collaboration with Katie Oskin & Ginger Davis Allman | Polymer Clay Tools & Supplies Review

Explorations in Voice Collaboration with Katie Oskin & Ginger Davis Allman | Polymer Clay Tools & Supplies Review

Explorations in Voice a collaborative project with Ginger Davis Allman from The Blue Bottle Tree. Explorations in Voice is a joint collaboration in projects, materials, and supplies for polymer clay.

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Your Voice in Polymer Clay, The Necessity

Posted on August 18, 2016 in Creative Prompts, Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie

Explorations in Voice with Katie Oskin and Ginger Davis Allman

Your Voice in Polymer Clay, The Necessity

Explorations in Voice with Katie Oskin and Ginger Davis Allman

All this week at The Blue Bottle Tree and KatersAcres Facebook pages, we have been discussing your voice in polymer clay. We’ve garnished your feelings, thoughts, opinions, and even been surprised by how others define our individual voice. While I can’t fill you in on all the details of Ginger and my time together (details on Monday); I can talk a little more about your voice in polymer clay and developing it. Read More

Mobile Office Solution

Posted on August 16, 2016 in Creative Prompts, Hints, Tips, & Tricks, In My Studio by Katie

Mobile Office Solutions for Small Business

Mobile Office Solution

Mobile Office Solutions for Small Business

I used to take 4 trips from my office to the dining room table, just to tote all my stuff: planner, computer, iPad, iPhone… Inevitably I would sit down to work and realize I didn’t have my favorite fountain pen … so back to my desk I’d go. Okay, I have my pen … two minutes later, I recognized I didn’t have my notebook. So back to my desk I’d go and this would repeat itself several times throughout the morning. Does this sound familiar? Well … thanks to my friend Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree, she helped me solve my problem with this mobile office solution. Read More