What makes Parker so special? There are lots of things that make him special. But today we want to discuss why Parker is so cherished, beloved, and a great piece of art. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at one of our StoryBook Scenes and decided, “I just don’t think I can let someone adopt this one.” Ultimately, if I did that with every item I make, you’d never see anything new in our store, my house would be overflowing with adorable clay figurines, and I’m pretty sure my husband would think I was a crazy lady. Continue reading What Makes Parker Special?
Repurpose X-acto Blades Into a Great New Tool
Build Your Brand with Twitter
You’re probably looking at this thinking: “Gee, that looks familiar…I do that too.” If this is all you do, you will NEVER get followers and people will not click on your links. Let’s see what you can do to make your tweets effective.
Embossing with Powders a Polymer Clay Tutorial
I’ve read many articles that say you should slightly dampen your stamps first. *Sigh* This still didn’t help me. The result was half on and half off, dark in some places and not in others, you get the idea…I just wasn’t happy with the results. And I always emboss things…so I needed a solution that was quick, easy, and stress free.
Carmex Lip Balm Toppers
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. Continue reading Faux Stained Glass?! Made with Polymer Clay
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
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
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.Continue reading 10 Polymer Clay Tips & Tricks
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
- “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
- “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
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