What’s Going on at KatersAcres?

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What’s Going on at KatersAcres

What's Going on at Kater's Acres? | WIP Wednesday 062817

 

What’s going on at KatersAcres? Well, WIP Wednesday is here again! It’s been over a month since I wrote a WIP Wednesday. This happens for various reasons because I always have things to share with you, I’m just sharing them as they happen instead of in this weekly, bi-weekly (or in this case monthly) post. If you join me on Instagram you will see behind the scenes photos as well as my Insta-stories, which contain many of these behind-the-scenes photos, tests, and what’s going on in my studio.

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Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

This polymer clay sunset pendant tutorial will introduce you to some basic steps on how to make your own easy pendants to wear this summer. With just a few basic tools and basic skills, you too can create a delightful summer pendant to wear around town.


Materials:

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

  • Sunset Pendant Tutorial STEPS by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresFully condition your Premo! polymer clay.
  • Choose colors to make a simple Skinner Blend. This particular blend was made using my Sunset Skinner Blend recipe.
  • Cut out a small portion of the blend.
  • Place on a sheet of black clay rolled on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Cut out any shape (using cutters or a blade) that is pleasing to your eye.
  • Use your finger (check out the Christi Twisty technique) or a stamp to lightly texture the background.
  • Add some light blue (or white) lines in various places for clouds.
  • Add a few green “islands” if you’d like as well.
  • Use a sculpting tool to “paint” the clouds and give them texture. Do the same for the islands.
  • Now you need a focal point … why not some lovely palm trees? Not only that, but you could also use birds or a hammock, an owl or some deer, or how about a bear? Not to mention that you could add some water to the bottom for a wide variety of other options too.
  • When you are finished add some highlights with some mica powders or chalk powders.
  • Bake your pendant for 45 minutes at 275 degrees.
  • After baking, add a bail to your pendant. Finish as desired.

See this article for an example on backing your piece and why it’s important to finish your pendant properly.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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Golden Green Polymer Clay Color Recipe

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Golden Green Polymer Clay Color Recipe by KatersAcres

Golden Green

Golden Green Polymer Clay Color Recipe by KatersAcres

 

Premo! Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Golden Green Premo! polymer clay color recipe is that touch of old gold. As an illustration, gold that has tarnished with age. Surely reminiscent of pirate’s or fool’s gold. Indeed this is a unique color with attitude! This polymer clay color recipe is the perfect metallic to spice up Steampunk designs & metallic old world pieces.

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How to Make a Color Palette in Polymer Clay 101

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Learn How to Make a Color Palette in Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin

Ready to Learn How to Make a Color Palette in Polymer Clay?

Make a color palette in polymer clay? Yes please! Is it something that you struggle with? Is it something that you are great at? Do you struggle to duplicate colors you fall in love with? Today I’m going to show you a quick, easy, fun, & basic approach to make a color palette in polymer clay. The polymer clay that we are going to use today is my polymer clay of choice: Polyform’s Premo! by Sculpey. So are you ready to make a color palette in polymer clay?! Let’s go!

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WIP Wednesday at Kater’s Acres

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WIP Wednesday is here again! One of my favorite blog posts to write for you is WIP Wednesday and it’s hard for me to believe that it’s been two weeks since the last one. Last week I showcased some really awesome talent too, so if you missed it, you’ll want to be sure you check it out. Today you’ll get to see some more studio spotlights, a special Amazon deal, and even a special studio addition! Every WIP Wednesday post is jammed pack full of fun, it’s always a post you’ll want to see and read.

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Memorial Day Stars Tutorial from Polymer Clay

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Memorial Day Stars Tutorial from Polymer Clay

Memorial Day Polymer Clay Stars Tutorial by KatersAcres

This Memorial Day stars tutorial will show you how to make gorgeous and colorful stars to place on dowel rods to use in flower arrangements, stick in bouquets, use in planters, or a myriad of others ways this Memorial Day. These stars take a little bit of patience, but look beautiful in the end.

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WIP Wednesday at KatersAcres

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WIP Wednesday is here again! One of my favorite blog posts to write for you is WIP Wednesday. Why? Because I get to share everything I’ve stubbled on during the week. Today I’ve included more links to tutorials, teachers, blogs, & spotlights than ever! Be sure to catch all the special offers and savings this week too!

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Finding Your Routine is Essential to the Creative Process

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Finding Your Routine to Enhance Your Creativity by KatersAcres

Finding Your Routing is Essential

Finding Your Routine to Enhance Your Creativity by KatersAcres

Finding your routine is an essential part of being an artist. It is not something that many of us even think about. A routine can help us settle in. Routine can help us to automatically perceive things about our environment. Today, over on the Sculpey blog I am discussing finding your routine. Why? Because find your routine is one way that will help you in your creative process.

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Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd

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Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd

Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd

This polymer clay Scrappy Tutorial is by Martin Pottjewijd and is used here with his full permission. Martin is a polymer clay artist from the Netherlands. He makes a wide variety of work including his elaborate and breathtaking castles built on large rocks and his adorable Polly & Mur. You can read Martin’s interview with Polyform here. Martin has graciously agreed to shared this tutorial here with each of you!

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