Faux Stained Glass?! Made with Polymer Clay

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Faux Stained Glass Window made with Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

Faux Stained Glass

with Translucent Liquid Sculpey

We are trying some new things with our store this year.  Some of those things we have never done before.  Or in the case of our Interpretive Art Pendant Series, we’ve done them a lot, but never listed them in our Etsy store.  One of the NEW things that we are trying to 2012 is “faux stained glass” sun catchers.  The picture above is a picture of the three sun catchers we did in honor of Valentines Day.  We hope to do MANY more sun catchers.  These sun catchers are made with 100% polymer clay. What’s nice about these is that they are UNBREAKABLE!  Unlike those expensive real glass sun catchers, if these fall to the ground, off the door, or onto the tile below they will NOT shatter.  You won’t have to worry about your children or pets stepping in glass!

The pattern was first hand drawn and placed on parchment paper. The black clay was used to outline the design. Then translucent liquid Sculpey was blended together with vivid alcohol inks. The colors were mixed and then place into the heart. The colors were then “feather” together using knitting and sewing needles. The heart was then baked. The resulting effect is a semi-translucent “sun catcher” that allow light through in beautiful patterns. Try making these also with mica powders.

Sculpt Your Dreams,


No Such Thing as Scrap Clay Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Blocks

No Such Thing As Scrap Clay

You’ve heard it said many times in polymer clay books, in tutorials, and most likely many other places that there is “no such thing as scrap clay.”  But there’s a trick to gaining usable scrap clay and not just a mess of murky, brown, dirty ugliness. Continue reading No Such Thing as Scrap Clay Tutorial

Getting Ready For A Craft Show

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Build Your Brand Craft Show Series - So You Want to Do a Craft Show
Getting ready for a craft show shouldn’t be a last-minute deal. Getting ready for a craft show requires preparation, even up to a year in advance for the better and bigger shows. After doing Craft Shows for over six years now, I have some tips and some pointers that newbie crafters (or even craft show pros) may find helpful.  I’m writing this in timeline form so that it is easy to follow.

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Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Tutorial

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 Skill Level: Basic Knowledge of Polymer Clay

Minimum Supplies Needed: Basic Supplies & 1 Cup of Coffee

Time to make 1 Mokume Gane Loaf: Approximately 45 minutes

This is a great polymer clay tutorial that has many uses. Mokume gane can be used in beads, projects, jewelry, covering, and even as a background for textured and embossed pieces. Mokume gane is versatile and offers hundreds of color combinations, color palettes, and unique design patters, that you can not simply plan. Thanks for join us for this polymer clay tutorial. Read our other polymer clay tutorials here.

These are the basic supplies you will need:

Blades, needle tools, ball tipped tools, and other tools to indent your clay, as well as a piece of cardstock or other paper to work on, and a pasta machine.

And don’t forget the most important: a cup of coffee. Continue reading Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Tutorial

10 Polymer Clay Tips & Tricks

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Polymer Clay Tips from KatersAcres

As with all things in life, we pick some things up and get good at them…and yet with other things we need help.  I am a 100% self taught polymer clay artist.  I have never taken a class on sculpting, pottery, drawing or anything else.  I have purchased several polymer clay books and use several very religiously.  But over the past 3 years, I have learned many things about working with polymer clay.  Today I will share with you 10 hints, tips, & tricks for working with polymer clay that you may not already know.

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Iced Coffee Recipe

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Iced Coffee Recipe

Iced coffee has never tasted better than on a 90+ degree day, such as we had here yesterday in NW Pennsylvania.  One of my favorite summer drinks is by far iced coffee.  I used to spend over $3.00 on ONE of these at the nearest Dunkin’ Donut or Starbucks.  But now, I’ve gotten smarter!  I’ve figured out how to make the PERFECT cup of iced coffee, each and every time.  And the best part, it costs only about $0.30 per glass to make. So, if you’re a fan of this cooled down, chilled out, version of the famous Cup of Joe, you’ve got to try this! You can tailor this base iced coffee recipe to suit your tastes. Continue reading Iced Coffee Recipe

Product & Store Testimonials

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KatersAcres Testimonials

You don’t have to take our word for it anymore!  
Read what our fan have to say about our items with these KatersAcres testimonials:
  • “I LOVE PARKER!!! so adorable… makes me smile every time I see him with me!” ~Krystal, owner of the Original Parker Keychain
  • “I love my Parker!” ~CanineCloset owner of the LE Glitter Parker Keychain
  • “He’s so adorable, I love him. And I love the card to fill out for him, it’s cute and clever. Thank you!!”  ~AngelasPaperArt, Owner of The Original Parker Cell Phone Strap
  • “Katie’s work can be found in any dictionary under the word “adorable”!” ~Jill Q.
  • “So cute and adorable!” ~Inessa
  • “So adorable!! I don’t even have words” ~ASDesigns

If you have bought one of our items, feel free to leave your thoughts and comments on this post.

Thank you to each of you, our buyers, friends, and followers for your faithful support and encouragement of our store and our products.  God bless you!

Affiliate Disclosure Statement

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Affiliate Disclosures

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links on this site:

  • Some of the links on KatersAcres.com are affiliate links from which I receive a small commission from sales of items, the price is the same for you.
  • Unless otherwise stated in the product review, all reviews are of items I have purchased myself and I am not paid or compensated in any way.
    • If the item has been given to me for review purposes, this will be stated in the item review itself. This however, will NOT change the content or the review of the item itself. I will always be 100% honest in my feedback and review of all items on this site.
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    Nothing changes for you on the buying end and all discounts or codes that you have to use will still be accepted.


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