Category Archives: Creative Prompts

Prompts of color, texture. palette, and more to help you get inspired and get you working in your polymer clay studio.

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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Explorations in Voice Collaboration with Ginger Davis Allman

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

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 Oskin

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 Oskin

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

Polymer Clay Purple Color Recipe – Purple Punch

Posted on July 26, 2016 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Purple Punch by KatersAcres | CLICK for this color recipe plus DOZENS more!

Polymer Clay Purple Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Purple Punch by KatersAcres | CLICK for this color recipe plus DOZENS more!

 

PURPLE PUNCH

Have you ever noticed that purple seems to go with everything? This polymer clay purple color recipe is a super easy recipe that will slightly change your purple into something just a little more interesting … basically, purple with a punch. Hence, “Purple Punch.”

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Spring Green Clay Color Recipe

Posted on June 7, 2016 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Spring Green by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Spring Green by KatersAcres

SPRING GREEN

I love green … so much so that it’s one of KatersAcres primary colors. Coming up with variations of greens to use in my designs is always fun and seems to be endless with hundreds of combinations to choose from. I have been returning to this simple color often lately and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Enjoy!

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Sunset Skinner Blend Recipe

Posted on May 24, 2016 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Skinner Blend Color Recipe for Sunset by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Sunset Skinner Blend

Polymer Clay Skinner Blend Color Recipe for Sunset by KatersAcres

Spring is here and in NW PA that means that we often have some of the most vibrant sunsets of the year. Here’s a sunset skinner blend recipe that mimics the color palette of the setting sun; I’ve aptly named it “Sunset” … imagine that.

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Polymer Clay Color Recipe: Moss Green

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Moss Green by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Moss Green by KatersAcres

Moss Green

Spring is just around the corner. That means that you will begin to use all kinds of green colors in your work once again. Green is one of those versatile colors that enjoys playing with almost anything you put with it. Here’s one of my go to greens that I create often in my studio, I call this polymer clay color recipe moss green.

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How to Play with Polymer Clay Colors

Posted on February 23, 2016 in Creative Prompts, Hints, Tips, & Tricks, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Play Tutorial by KatersAcres

How to Play with Polymer Clay Colors

Polymer Clay Color Play Tutorial by KatersAcres

One of the biggest issues that my students and new clayers face is learning to play with color and not to be afraid to do it. Today I’m going to walk you through a very simple process of how you can learn to play with triadic colors on the color wheel and make your own simply by learning how to play with polymer clay colors straight from the package.

For a more in-depth discussion on basic color theory, Parker’s Basic Color Theory eBook might be just what you need.

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Polymer Clay Color Recipe – Kissable Orange

Posted on February 8, 2016 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Kissable Orange by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Kissable Orange by KatersAcres

Kissable Orange

This polymer clay orange color recipe is one of 5 colors for the 2016 Valentine’s Day Color Palette, Kissable Colors.  Make all 5 of these luscious colors to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

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Polymer Clay Color Recipe – Kissable Purple

Posted on February 8, 2016 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Kissable Purple by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Kissable Purple by KatersAcres

Kissable Purple

This polymer clay color recipe is one of 5 colors for the 2016 Valentine’s Day Color Palette, Kissable Colors.  Make all 5 of these luscious colors to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

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