Artistic Evolution: Growing Up Parker

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Parker - Handmade Polymer Clay Figurine by KatersAcres

Artistic Evolution:

Growing Up Parker

Parker - Handmade Polymer Clay Figurine by KatersAcres

When you begin a new craft or hobby your work is often in it’s “rough” stages. You begin simplistically. Simple shapes, patterns, and techniques. Parker is one such example. Parker was not the first thing I made with polymer clay, but he was the first character I created with a full story line, home to live in, back store, friends, and plenty of adventures to be had along the way. But there’s a funny thing that happens when you work in one area long enough. You find that eventually you end up “growing up Parker.”

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Five Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay

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Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay

Tips for Sculpting with White Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

There can be nothing more frustrating than sculpting with white polymer clay. Before you know it dust, lint, fibers, rouge cat hair, glitter (than you haven’t used in a month), and specks of other colors of clay find there way embedded into your pristine white polymer clay. There’s no need to hyperventilate, panic, throw out the clay, scream, cry, or even give up completely. Here’s a few tips that might help you along your journey to whiter, sparklier, and all around crisper white sculpted designs.

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Free Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Tutorials

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Free Polymer Clay Valentine's Day Tutorials by KatersAcres

Free Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Tutorials

Free Polymer Clay Valentine's Day Tutorials by KatersAcres

Here’s our free polymer clay Valentine’s Day tutorials that you might like to try your creativity with to make for someone you love this upcoming Valentine’s Day. With over 200 free polymer clay tutorials here on KatersAcres, it can be a daunting task to remember where they all are. Valentine’s Day is a favorite Hallmark holiday of many and a joy to create for, and these tutorials showcase a portion of that love! Come try out these free tutorials below.

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WIP Wednesday: Polymer Clay Studio Ideas & More

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WIP Wednesday: Polymer Clay Studio Ideas & More

WIP Wednesday: Polymer Clay Studio Ideas & More | CLICK for Ideas, Hints, Tips, & More

 

Polymer Clay Studio Ideas & More

This January overview will hit the high points of our WIP Wednesday for the month. Why just the highlights? Because as a working full-time polymer studio, there’s always a lot of things that go on here in NW Pennsylvania that I can’t always share. The reason is because sometimes they are for upcoming tutorials, super secret collaborations or future projects. In other words, I can’t always share everything I’m working on, but I can share some things with you. Today’s WIP Wednesday features a few things you may

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Valentine’s Day Book Tutorial

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DIY Polymer Clay Valentine's Day Book Tutorial by KatersAcres | CLICK to learn how to make your own

Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Book Tutorial

DIY Polymer Clay Valentine's Day Book Tutorial by KatersAcres | CLICK to learn how to make your own

This DIY polymer clay Valentine’s Day book tutorial will show you how to make a cute little book for someone you love this Valentine’s Day. You can fill the book with whatever sentiments you’d like. Here’s a few ideas for you: coupons, reasons why (the recipient) is loved, positive affirmations, love quotes, love scriptures, special memories with your loved one, or anything else you’d like to include. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

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Fingerprints in Polymer Clay: Two Tips to Banish Them!

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Q&A with KatersAcres: Fingerprints & Sculpting | The Two Solutions You Need to Know VIDEO

Fingerprints in Polymer Clay

Q&A with KatersAcres: Fingerprints in Polymer Clay & Sculpting | The Two Solutions You Need to Know VIDEO

There’s only two things you need to know when dealing with fingerprints in polymer clay when you are learning how to sculpt. These two simple solutions are the two things each of my students who venture to my studio for lessons learn first. If you can remember #1 and master #2, fingerprints in polymer clay will be a thing of the past for you.

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WIP Wednesday: January Overview

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A Behind the Scenes Look Into My Polymer Clay Studio

This January overview will hit the high points of our WIP Wednesday for the month. Why just the highlights? Because as a working full-time polymer studio, there’s always a lot of things that go on here in NW Pennsylvania that I can’t always share. The reason is because sometimes they are for upcoming tutorials, super secret collaborations or future projects. In other words, I can’t always share everything I’m working on, but I can share some things with you. Today’s WIP Wednesday features a few things you may have seen already if you follow me on Instagram as well as a whole bunch of new stuff you may not have seen before.

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EasyCuffs with Teresa Pandora Salgado

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Teresa Pandora Salgado - Stylish & Fun Easy Cuff Bracelets

EasyCuffs Polymer Clay Bracelet Kit

Teresa Pandora Salgado - Stylish & Fun Easy Cuff Bracelets

with Teresa Pandora Salgado

Using TinyPandora’s EasyCuffs Bracelet Kit

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There’s few things that are as fun as making your own cuff bracelets, unless you’re using Teresa Pandora Salgado’s EasyCuffs Bracelet kit. Teresa has taken ALL the guess work out of making cuff bracelets for you. She’s come up with a fast, fun, & easy way to make polymer clay cuff bracelets in three fun sizes. With EasyCuffs there’s a cuff bracelet for everyone from your best friend, niece, aunt, grandma, and even your sister-in-laws best friend’s, aunt’s niece! Yep, Teresa’s got you covered. If you haven’t visited TinyPandora, be sure to stop by.

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EasyCuffs Tutorial with Teresa Pandora Salgado

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Polymer Clay EasyCuffs Tutorial with Teresa Pandora Salgado

EasyCuffs Tutorial

Polymer Clay EasyCuffs Tutorial with Teresa Pandora Salgado

Making your own polymer clay cuff bracelets couldn’t be easier with this EasyCuffs Tutorial from Teresa Pandora Salgado. Learn to make your own easy, simple, & quick bracelets using Teresa Pandora Salgado’s EasyCuffs bracelet kit.

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Duality – The Concept & The Challenge

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Duality by KatersAcres

For most of us, we are a Duality: Happy and sad. Sick and Well. Good and bad. Right and wrong. Rich and Poor.

For many of us there is one side that shows more than the other. Today we will see both of those sides, look at them, see what they show, what they mean … and even discover whether they can work together in your clay work, or not.

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WIP Wednesday: Supplies

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First WIP Wednesday of 2017 | A Quick Look at Supplies

The First WIP Wednesday of 2017

First WIP Wednesday of 2017 | A Quick Look at Supplies

Supplies, Supplies, & More Supplies

2017 has arrived. Let the polymer clay fun begin! To help kick off this WIP Wednesday, since we’re only a few days into the new year, I’m going to show you a few things I’m working on; as well as some great supplies you might like in your studio for the new year. I will also let you know where you can find these supplies. (PS: Most of my supplies I get from Amazon as my nearest retail art/craft store is about an hour and a half from my house. — Yes, I live in podunk).

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2017 Polymer Clay Challenge

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The 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge is here! Last year’s 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge was a great success. Many people were able to successfully able to complete all 52 weeks of the challenge. After 2 unplanned hospitalizations last year, totaling 29 days, I was unable to complete my challenge for the first time in 3 years. However, as usual, I will attempt again in 2017 to complete the challenge. [You can see my 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge Gallery here]

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WIP Wednesday: Winter Art Girl

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Winter Wonderland Snow Girl Midori Dashboard by KatersAcres | WIP Wednesday

WIP WEDNESDAY

Winter Art Girl, A Mini-Tutorial

Winter Girl Midori Dashboard by KatersAcres | WIP Wednesday

Fresh Perspectives: A Change in Medium

I love mixed media. Especially mixed media that centers around paper, paint, and collaged elements; like this Winter Art Girl. There’s just something about collage that I have always been drawn to and always enjoyed. Today’s WIP Wednesday is about taking a break from your “main art form” to express yourself and your heart through another art medium. Come on over and join me to see my Winter Wonderland Snow Girl. I made this as a dashboard for my Traveler’s Notebook.  As a bonus today I’ll teach you to make your own.

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Polymer Clay Reindeer Feet Ornament

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5 Days of Christmas Ornaments by KatersAcres | Reindeer Feet Ornament FREE Tutorial

5 Days of Ornaments

Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer … well, as least his cute little feet that is! The holidays are so much fun, especially when the 5 Days of Christmas Ornaments are here! This years series is a lot of fun and all about … feet! Today we bring you another cute ornament with Reindeer Feet.

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