With so many options for sculpting tools on the market these days, how do you know which ones are the best, which ones are worth the money, which ones you need, and which ones you just can’t live without. This video guide (with online links where appropriate) will help you to solve that problem if you’ve never sculpted before. Even if you have sculpted for years, perhaps you’re in the market for a new tool option or looking to see what others use or what else may be available to you. Hopefully this guide will be helpful.Continue reading Sculpting Tools for Polymer Clay
Winter Snow Storm – Premo Color RecipePosted on — Leave a comment
I’ve written color recipes for polymer clay for a long time here on the blog. I use mostly Premo polymer clay in my studio, so I specifically write recipes for Premo polymer clay. All polymer clay artists have favorite color recipes or colors that they turn to and mix up often. I’ve whipped this color up many times in my studio as it’s a nice, deep, could quasi-purple-blue that will make heads turn. I hope you enjoy it and use it often.Continue reading Winter Snow Storm – Premo Color Recipe
Monica Rice from Coloratura CreationsPosted on — Leave a comment
Today I would like to introduce you to my friend Monica Rice. You’re probably already familiar with her if you’ve been around the Acres for any amount of time. Monica is my helper, assistant, and friend. Monica is absolutely head over heels in love with buttons and that love of buttons spills over into all kinds of work for her, from jewelry to canvases, polymer clay to housewarming gifts. I can’t wait for you to meet her…Continue reading Monica Rice from Coloratura Creations
Emily Zampetti from EmizartPosted on — Leave a comment
Today I would like to introduce you to a lovely person, Emily Zampeti from Emizart. Emily creates beautifully sculpted dragons in her Etsy shop. I can’t wait for you to meet her.Continue reading Emily Zampetti from Emizart
Jayne Dwyer from Paper Moon Jewelry – Polymer Clay Millefiori Picture CanerPosted on — Leave a comment
Jayne has been around the polymer clay world for quite some time. Her work is fun, has a touch of whimsy, is intricate in her detailed expressions of animals and critters inside her canes … and let’s be honest, it’s just plain gorgeous. I’m blessed to own several pairs of Jayne’s earrings and a brooch and wear each with pride. Jayne is a lovely person inside and out and it’s my joy to have her here with us today.Continue reading Jayne Dwyer from Paper Moon Jewelry – Polymer Clay Millefiori Picture Caner
2021 Polymer Clay ChallengePosted on — 4 Comments
2020 was quite a year for many people. When the year kicked off, never did anyone think we would be thrust into a global Pandemic, let alone that it would rage on for the entirety of the year. For many, completing a challenge, or working toward a goal on a hobby was the last thing on their mind. This year, I hope that art would encourage, inspire, uplift, and bring peace and joy into your life. I’ve always said that your art (whether polymer clay or something else) should make you happy. If it doesn’t … then why are you doing it?Continue reading 2021 Polymer Clay Challenge
Polymer Clay Symposium 2021Posted on — 2 Comments
How you would like the opportunity to take lessons from 25+ of some of the world’s best polymer clay instructors for free? Sounds like it’s too good to be true, right? Well, it isn’t! I’m one of the instructors at next year’s fabulous Polymer Clay Symposium, hosted by Curious Mondo February 5th-13th, 2021. If you want to learn more and sign up for free, all you have to do is click the link below.
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Helen Terlalis Dorn from Clay Babies, Inc – Polymer Clay Whimsical SculptorPosted on — Leave a comment
Helen has been around the polymer clay world for quite some time. Her work has appeared in magazines, on Sculpey’s website and in their tutorials, and pops up on Pinterest too. Today, I’d like to share Helen’s adorable character creations with each of you.Continue reading Helen Terlalis Dorn from Clay Babies, Inc – Polymer Clay Whimsical Sculptor
Customer FavoritesPosted on — Leave a comment
Do you ever visit a site and wonder what the favorites are? Do you ever wonder what people really love? What customers are purchasing? Since I’m a polymer clay whimsical sculptor, teacher, and basic tools & supplies shop there’s a lot here and a lot of things you can miss. So I’ve made it really easy for you to find the Customer Favorites and try out some of the things sculptors and artists love most from the site.
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Why a Whimsical Sculptor?Posted on — Leave a comment
There are lots of things that you can do with polymer clay. From making gorgeous jewelry, creative millefiori cane assembly, realistic sculpture, tiny canvas creations, mind-bending geometric designs, steampunk faux metallic pieces, and a huge variety of other things you can come up with that is only inhibited by the size of your imagination! So then why would you choose to use polymer clay to by a whimsical sculptor?Continue reading Why a Whimsical Sculptor?
OVERSTOCK Is HerePosted on — Leave a comment
Do you know what happens when you have polymer clay supplies that you sell? Sometimes you have too many and sometimes you end up with just that very last one. Instead of having sales, we have an OVERSTOCK section right here on site.Continue reading OVERSTOCK Is Here
Parker Turns 10!Posted on — Leave a comment
A very long time ago a little yellow creation came into existence, his name was Parker. He existed long before his “clay form” came into being as a little friendly imaginary friend of mine. Shortly after his creation, I went through the process of obtaining a real US copyright license for him; so Parker© is even copyright official. Today Parker turns 10 years old and we’re going to celebrate his birthday all month long with some new designs, releases, special sales, discounts, and more. But before we do, let’s take a quick look back.Continue reading Parker Turns 10!
CF Rainbow Tree 2020 Ornament DonationsPosted on — Leave a comment
The CF Rainbow Tree is back once again! This year we’re onto another donation adventure. Although the pandemic has changed hospital life and policy, we are still able to go forward with this project. So … I’m in need of your help and your polymer clay Christmas ornament donations. Can you make polymer clay Christmas Ornaments? Are you willing to help? I’m calling on you; that’s right you. I’m calling on all clayers worldwide! I need your help decorating a Christmas tree for Cystic Fibrosis patients again this year. Please see the information below for details on making your clay Christmas ornament donation.Continue reading CF Rainbow Tree 2020 Ornament Donations
Shirley from Shirley’s Studio Art Dolls – Polymer Clay Art Doll SculptorPosted on — Leave a comment
I stumbled upon Shirley’s Studio on Instagram several years ago. I fell in love with her whimsical art dolls, their expressions, and their elaborate costuming. Today, I’d like to share her work and her love of working with polymer clay and doll making with each of you.Continue reading Shirley from Shirley’s Studio Art Dolls – Polymer Clay Art Doll Sculptor
How to Use Our Mica PowdersPosted on — Leave a comment
So what is mica powder? In a nutshell and simply explained, mica is a mineral [a rock] that has a reflective and metallic look to it. When it is ground and made into a powder it retains those natural properties. Make is found both in the earth, from the ground and is lab-created (which is most often these days). The larger the particles that mica contains, the more sparkly and shiny it is and becomes.Continue reading How to Use Our Mica Powders
Mermaid Teal Color Recipe CardPosted on — Leave a comment
I’ve written color recipes for polymer clay for a long time here on the blog. I use mostly Premo polymer clay in my studio, so I specifically write recipes for Premo polymer clay. All polymer clay artists have favorite color recipes. Mermaid Teal has shown to be one of them. It has been used by other artists, revisited consistently, and has been well-traveled on Pinterest. So today, I thought that I would take a minute and share with you a printable version of the color recipe so you can continue to use it.Continue reading Mermaid Teal Color Recipe Card