Posted on December 28, 2016 in Tutorials, Work In Progress by Katie
Winter Art Girl, A Mini-Tutorial
Fresh Perspectives: A Change in Medium
I love mixed media. Especially mixed media that centers around paper, paint, and collaged elements; like this Winter Art Girl. There’s just something about collage that I have always been drawn to and always enjoyed. Today’s WIP Wednesday is about taking a break from your “main art form” to express yourself and your heart through another art medium. Come on over and join me to see my Winter Wonderland Snow Girl. I made this as a dashboard for my Traveler’s Notebook. As a bonus today I’ll teach you to make your own.
Posted on February 16, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie
Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic
Mosaic Bead Tutorial
For the month of February, our polymer clay tutorial of the month is Lisa Pavelka’s Faux Dichroic Glass. Please see this post for more information on this free tutorial, including where to get it.
Posted on January 15, 2016 in Creative Prompts, Tutorials by Katie
A Polymer Clay Mask
Behind the Scenes – The Making of “JunglePunk”
One of the things I love about polymer clay is its versatility. This polymer clay mask is make from a base of polymer clay, with hand sculpted polymer clay leaves and jungle themed vines. Want to see how it’s made?
Posted on December 22, 2015 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks, Tutorials by Katie
Polymer Clay Ornaments
1 Idea – 5 Different Ways
Have you ever wanted to make something but you were tired of making it the same old way? Today’s polymer clay tip will demonstrate how to take one idea and make 5 different things. Specifically? Polymer clay ornaments! [Don’t miss last week’s series of 5 polymer clay ornaments you can make in under 10 minutes each!] Today however, this one idea, five ways are not just any ornaments, but they are polymer clay Christmas tree ornaments with Christmas trees on them. Sounds boring right? Perhaps not as much as you’d think.
Posted on December 4, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Tutorials by Katie
December 2015 #PavelkaProject
Polymer Clay Word Ornament Tutorial
Making a Polymer Clay Word Ornament
The time has arrived … the final month of, the Pavelka Project. This month we a doing another more ‘open-ended’ project for you. This month we are using the book, Quick & Easy Gifts with Polymer Clay, and using the ornament idea. The “word” that you choose does NOT have to be a holiday word, maybe it’s your family name, child’s name, pet’s name, or word of the year. In any case, the ornament should be small enough to hang on a tree or on a door.
My take on Lisa’s tutorial is shown below. I used many similar techniques, but you can make your word ornament however you’d like. I’ve combined textured clay, stamping, & mica powders into a sophisticated take on the word “Noel” as in “the First Noel.” Lisa offers literally dozens of ideas throughout all her books on techniques, color palettes, and so much more. [Order your books here] I also have over 150 tutorials here on the site you could use to get ideas to decorate your jar.
Don’t Forget: You MUST incorporate a word into your ornament to be entered for a chance to win.
Posted on September 1, 2015 in Tutorials by Katie
Polymer Clay Tutorial
Faux Pen & Ink
So, last week I was in the throws of a really neat design idea. I’m a member of Christi’s Neighborhood and our project theme last month was called “Once Upon a Time.” Thoroughly inspired by the theme, I played around with the idea for several weeks before it formulated in my mind … Rumpelstinltskin.
Posted on September 26, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie
NEW Fall Festival Polymer Clay Necklace Tutorial
Once again today I’m traveling to spend time with the dazzling crew over at B’Sue Boutiques. Today we are going to be shooting a video on how to make the component parts to make your own polymer clay fall festival necklace.
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