March Polymer Clay Book of the Month – Images on Clay by Barbara McGuire

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Polymer Clay Book of Month - March - Images on Clay I and 2 by Barbara McGuire

Images on Clay & Images on Clay II

by Barbara McGuire

Polymer Clay Book of Month - March - Images on Clay I and 2 by Barbara McGuire

Polymer Clay Books of the Month

If you are new to KatersAcres, welcome to the clay FUN ZONE! If you are not new to KatersAcres, welcome back. My goal with everything that I do here on the website is to make polymer clay engaging, fun, and accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be a professional artist to use this versatile medium. One of the new things I’m doing in 2016 is choosing one polymer clay book of the month to share with you. These books may be brand new, like January’s “Dogs” Book by Christi Friesen, or older and well loved, like this month’s Images on Clay series by Barbara McGuire.

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Polymer Clay Artist Cyndi Small

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Polymer Clay Artist Cyndi Small

Meet Polymer Clay Artist Cyndi Small

Polymer Clay Artist Cyndi SmallIt’s my pleasure and joy today to introduce you to a polymer clay artist who is after my own heart, Cyndi Small. Her joy, exuberance, and whimsy with polymer clay is just fantastic. I met Cyndi through a FaceBook group, HOP! (Hooked on Polymer). She is so funny and her sense of fun and humor shows in all of her creations. Recently, Cyndi was published in the March/April Polymer Cafe Magazine – congrats Cyndi! Without further ado, I give you … Cyndi Small.

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Tutorial of the Month: Beadmaker’s Bundle from The Blue Bottle Tree

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The Blue Bottle Tree - Beadmakers Bundle

The Blue Bottle Tree

 

Beadmaker’s Bundle from The Blue Bottle Tree is sure to inspire your polymer clay bead making this season. I’d like to  introduce you to our polymer clay tutorial of the month! [Click here to see past tutorials of the month.] This month I bring none other than my darling friend, Ginger Davis Allman from The Blue Bottle Tree.

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How to Play with Polymer Clay Colors

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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 Glitter Storage Idea

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Polymer Clay & Glitter Storage by Katie Oskin of KatersAcres

A Better Way to Store Your Glitter

Polymer Clay Storage Solutions by KatersAcres
Creative Glitter Storage Ideas

Polymer Clay & Glitter Storage by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresSometimes finding the “perfect storage solution” is not an easy task. You try things that work and things that fail. Several years ago I purchased one set of these acrylic storage units with the idea that I could use them to store my glitter and you know what … it worked and it’s been my “go to” storage for any form of glitter (or sequins) that I bring into my studio. Please note that I buy glitter in small packs, like these. I do NOT buy big jars of glitter because glitter is a rarity for me and even these small portions will take me forever to use.

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Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic Mosaic Bead Tutorial

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Polymer Clay FREE Tutorial for Faux Dichroic Mosaic Beads by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic

Polymer Clay FREE Tutorial Faux Dichroic Mosaic Beads by Katie Oskin

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.

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Polymer Clay Color Recipe – Kissable Orange

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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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