WIP Wednesday: A Colorful Week

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

Immersed in a World of Polymer Clay Color

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Studio, A Colorful Week | Polymer Clay tips, hints, tutorials & more

Color Me Happy

I thrive on color. My world is colorful, happy, fun, bright, & cheerful. My polymer clay designs (for the most part) are an expression of that. Colors straight out of the package are pretty … but making your own colors? Now that’s REALLY pretty! Add in a Skinner blend or two and you’ve just opened a world filled with possibilities.

Here’s what has been going on in my studio this past week:

  • CRAFT HAUL! Who doesn’t love a good craft haul? This past week I hit up a few local craft stores & hauled home a few goodies including:
    • Viva Decor’s Patchy mold
    • Martha Stewart mold
    • Buttons!
    • Pardo Art Jewellry Clay in Transluscent
    • Lisa Pavelka Textures
    • Lisa Pavelka Cutters
  • Scrap Clay Fun! While making some new canes this week, I used the ends of my Skinner blends to make 3 (very large) flower brooches. To make these I just adapted this tutorial with different shapes to create new effects.  Yesterday’s post featured a very brief discussion on taking time to perfect & finish your projects.
  • I also made some kind of a weird/funky fantasy woodland pendant using a brown blend from a leftover cane, glass bubble, silver foil, & my glowing leaf cane … uses for this project? I haven’t gotten that far yet.
  • Parker & His Crayon friend StoryBook Scene. Ready for adoption & shipment in my Etsy store.

Weekly Inspiration

  • Does your jaw ever drop when you see some gorgeous polymer work. Mine does and it’s usually around something that has color. This past week Laura Schiller posted some pictures of bird houses she made. I have been inspired by them daily. See Laura’s work here.
  • Hitting another happy color place for me this week was Marie Segal. About a week ago she began releasing some vibrant & color filled earrings (that I REALLY want to get my hands on so I can wear them joyfully). Marie’s work is fantastic, detailed, and flawless. She was featured on The Polymer Arts Blog this week too. Shop Marie’s store on Etsy. Trust me, these earrings are more than drool worthy. Don’t miss them!

Tidbits & Fun

  • Quiet Time with KatersAcresThis week found me still recuperating from my recent hospital stay (you can get more info here), so it was a less productive week than some.
  • I took more time to stop, gather my thoughts, think, & pray. This is very important to me and something that I find very easy to do when I occupy a piece of Earth next to Pymatuning Lake.

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!

 
2 Comments for this entry
Marie
August 20, 2014
13:09

Thanks for the color happy mention Katie!
Keep your life bright and colorful!

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Katie
August 20, 2014
21:52

Thanks Marie for your inspiration this week!

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