WIP Wednesday: Inside My Polymer Clay Studio
Posted on October 21, 2015 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin
Inside My Polymer Clay Studio
What’s Going on in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio?
I’ve just returned from a week long vacation and a couple days away for work in Columbus, Ohio. I hope that you follow me on instagram so that you can see behind the scenes work in my studio as well as some tips & tricks as I post them.
- These cute little faces were made for a custom nativity set for a special client. These faces were made using my favorite “skin” color recipe. [Get the Premo! color recipe here]
- You’ve probably seen this all over the internet and here on the site, the 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure. I wanted to be sure that you all know I’m giving away 26 prizes and guess what … there are STILL prizes yet to be claimed, but you have to hurry and join today because the prizes are running out!
- This steampunk pendant was made to go along with the Christi Friesen September project challenge of “Mechanical Organical.” [See my big project here] This project was made using steampunk components from Lisa Pavelka and B’Sue Boutiques. You can get the tutorial for my reversible cane & glowing leaf cane here on the site.
- Very sad that this is the last pile of scrap clay in my studio. Most of my scrap comes from cane ends as I reuse every single color blend and recipe I use here in my studio. You can see my clay box and explanation of how I reuse solid clay colors here.
- See Parker hiding in the foliage on a coffee cup? This photo happens to be taken on Center Street, a road just off of Main Street USA in Walt Disney World. What’s in that cup you ask? Great question. It’s my favorite, a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. MMMmmm!
- What do you get when you mix a boa with polymer clay? You get an awesome monster doll that you can make yourself for Halloween! Get the tutorial here.
PRO TIP: Nature’s Inspiration
Autumn is my favorite time of the year, the gorgeous colors and the crisp cool air are so refreshing after a very warm & humid summer. The picture at the left I took of Pymatuning Lake, which is right next to where I live. It is absolutely stunning in the fall. You can use Mother Nature as your inspiration for designs & pieces. Pay attention to the variety, depth, & facets of this rich, deep, & vibrant colors. Use them in your own work this season.
Here’s a few tutorials to help you be inspired by fall:
Weekly Tidbits & Fun:
- For the first time in 10 years my family & I were able to take a vacation together. So my Mom, Dad, brother, hubby & I hit the road and met up in Walt Disney World. We had a great 5 day trip. Here’s the dinosaur that we just happened to find lurking about… We all know how I feel about dinosaurs! [Get a baby T-Rex tutorial here]
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!