WIP Wednesday: The Process of Frustration

Posted on January 27, 2016 in Work In Progress by Katie

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, freebies, & polymer clay fun

 Inside My Studio, Polymer Clay WIP Wednesday

(with a Side of Frustration)

What’s Going on in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio?

PC Tribe SQUARE IconWelcome back to another WIP Wednesday. Today not only will you see some things I’ve been working on, but you’ll also get a few of my recommendations as well. ENJOY and don’t forget to join me in Parker’s Clay Tribe, a free polymer clay FaceBook group.

Instagram IconFYI: I do tend to post photos on Instagram during the week so you can follow and stay up to date with me and what I’m working on (and get a surprise coupon every once and awhile too). Feel free to come over and 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.

I’ve been dabbling in making a lot of fantasy type faces lately. [This actually started back in December.] And I have really enjoyed the process. The process that I have been so frustrated with however … costuming. I have decided that I can never be a doll maker because I don’t like fashioning the clothes for the dolls. Faces, definitely … clothes, not so much. My hat is off to all of you who make things from fabrics, as this is one thing that most definitely eludes me.

So, help me out if you will …. what should I do with all these little fantasy heads I’m enjoying making? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

  • WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, freebies, & polymer clay funOh how I love Ancient Egypt and it’s rich history. You can read all about my little tin shrine here.
  • These little eye screws are perfect for clay. You get 700 in the pack and they come with free shipping if you have Amazon Prime. Don’t miss this deal. I’ve never seen these before for this great of a price of $6.99. CLICK HERE to get them now.
  • Are you working on your polymer clay mask yet? Here’s me wearing my JunglePunk mask. The first challenge is on for Parker’s Clay Tribe … to make your own mask! You can read all about the challenge and how to enter here.
  • I showed off Cypress the Wood Elf on my FaceBook page late last week. Now you can see him at his full size. But without costuming … why? Read the description above.
  • Polymer Clay Peacock Tutorial by KatersAcres | CLICK to get the tutorial and supply listsThis color palette was one I absolutely LOVED this past week. This color palette was used to make this Crystallized Peacock that you can make yourself with this tutorial.
  • These little faux wax Parker seals go on all of the handmade items that leave my house. It’s part of my branding and packaging. I was out, so I made a couple dozen last week. You can learn to make your own faux wax seals here. [Psst: Remember to follow me on Instagram to see current behind the scenes shots like this one.]
  • FREE Giveaway from KatersAcres & Christi Friesen | Christi Friesen's "Beyond Projects: Dogs! Much Ado About Puppies" for polymer clay and mixed media book plus 2 figurines - 3 Winners totalWho doesn’t need a dog guardian or dog gargoyle. I’d like a whole pack of them, after all, someone needs to watch over my coffee stash! You can learn to make your own here and even enter to win one of these two here.
  • Last but not least, this is my newest face sculpt. It’s a fantasy ogre, who needs a name and his paint details yet.

Come and Join the Fun!

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Online communities are a LOT of fun. Parker is hard at work gathering new clay enthusiasts and has opened up his own clay group: Parker’s Clay Tribe. It’s a FREE group for anyone who plays with clay on FaceBook. We have swap, challenges, prizes, and even giveaways. Anyone is welcome to join. Parker’s Clay Tribe is sponsored by Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club. Consider becoming a member and learn to make your own whimsical creations.

The Polymer Clay Adventure (Year Two) Has Begun!

Lisa Pavelka Class, Wave Spinner Ring for the Polymer Clay AdventureHundreds of people have now signed up for the 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure (including yours truly). Are you one of them? I can’t stress to you enough how phenomenal this Adventure is. You get to try a wide variety of projects, techniques, and styles. Right now we are working through Lisa Pavelka’s class and learning to make her Wave Spinner Ring. I invite each of you to join us, it’s such good fun! AND … There are now three ways to pay for your Adventure: full payment, a gift for someone you love, or pay for it over 3 monthly installments.

File Sep 29, 5 20 45 AMLaurie Mika’s home and studio tour, as well as her class has already been released. WOW! What fun. You can read about my project I did from her class here. This course is just one of 23 others that you will be taking in the 2016 Polymer Clay Adventure.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW


What are you working on?

KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio, Workstation SpinnerWhat’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!

 
4 Comments for this entry
Krithika
January 29, 2016
16:51

Katie, could you share where you got the base for your mask? I can’t seem to find any paper mache ones to cover.

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Katie
January 30, 2016
10:19

Hi Krithika, I didn’t use a base for my mask. I just freehand cut the shape. When I baked it, I propped it with skewers, wooden thread bobbins, and foil to give it its shape. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

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Katie
January 30, 2016
10:20

OH! But you might try looking at this more in-depth article to help you with yours. http://katersacres.com/polyclay/tutorials/junglepunk-a-polymer-clay-mask/

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Krithika
January 30, 2016
23:24

Thanks Katie! I could never cut free hand so neatly. But I dug around and found a mask shaped cutter in my cutter stash! Totally meant to be!! I’m experimenting this weekend with the cutter.

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