Polymer Clay Flower Bird Feeder Tutorial

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Flower Bird Feeder Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres

Ever thought of making a bird feeder? There are a wide variety of things you can do with polymer clay to spruce up your yard this Spring season.  I love living in the woods and feeding my birds in just one of my many joys. This tabletop bird feeder is made entirely from polymer clay. This spring you can make your own to sit in a garden, next to your plants, on even on a tabletop, on anywhere you can think of.

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Using Color Palettes as Inspiration in Polymer Clay

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Did you know that you don’t always need to come up with color palettes from scratch? There are a wide variety of websites and resources available to help you. Using color palettes as inspiration to make your own palettes from polymer clay is a quick and easy way to coordinate your jewelry, sculptures clothing or accessories, backgrounds and so much more. Today, I’m going to show you how it’s done with a beautiful color palette from ColorPalettes.net.

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Dragon Swap with Amy Hucks

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Dragon Exchange Artists Swap with Amy Hucks and Katie Oskin

One of the things I love most about polymer clay is the way it feels in my hands. As a sculptor I feel something in clay that many others do not get to feel with polymer. I get to literally push, pull, and manipulate clay in a way that many only dream of doing. If you’ve followed this site for any length of time now, you know that I love making fantasy characters and imagining things in a new way (but most especially in my own way).

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Finish the Sculpture…

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Finish the Sculpture by KatersAcres

How many of you have half finished things sitting around your studio? Or maybe I’m the only one. I know for a fact I’m not after our live FaceBook get together in the 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge Group earlier in the month, in fact many of us laughed about it together. Why? Because we all have half finished, somewhat started, ‘almost right’, or ‘not quite there yet’ pieces sitting around our studios. That has got to stop, for each of us. And this is the year to finish the sculpture! Continue reading Finish the Sculpture…

Interview with Amy Hucks, Super Sculptor, Polymer Clay Sculptor

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Woodruff Hat Headshot by Amy Hucks

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce an artist who is not new to the polymer clay community, Amy Hucks. Amy is a self taught polymer clay artist who emerged on the scene several years ago with her caricature-like faces. She has a vivacious personality and is a joy. It’s my pleasure to introduce her to you today.

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2018 Polymer Clay Challenge

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2018 Polymer Clay Challenge with KatersAcres
The Mrs – Altered Paint Brush

The 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge is here! Once again, last year’s 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge was a great success. Even more people were able to successfully able to complete all 52 weeks of the challenge! Unfortunately this year, I was not one of them. I was able to successfully complete 40 of the 52 weeks. This is the most weeks I have left unfinished of any year. But … as I encourage EACH of you that participate, do not beat yourself up over this, just keep pushing on and creating. As usual, I will attempt again in 2018 to complete the challenge.

What Is the 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge?

Scrumie Spoonie©

I have been hosting the Polymer Clay Challenge for going on 5 years now. The Polymer Clay Challenge is first and foremost a commitment. It is a commitment by YOU the clayer that you will work with polymer clay and complete no less than one item per week. Why would we do such a thing? Why not more and why not less? More is great but can strain our creativity and cause burnout in many people. One item a week turns out to be just 52 items a year and not too hard for most of us to handle and for most does not cause burnout.

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Thank you for Helping Make the #CFRainbowTree a Reality!

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The 2017 #CFRainbowTree from KatersAcres & the Polymer Clay Community

The #CFRainbowTree is Finished!

I am so blown away by all the contributions to the Christmas Tree (#CFRainbowTree) that is now on displayed at University Hospitals, adult CF department, at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. I am blown away by the outpouring of ornaments for the tree. You all sent so many, we had enough to fill TWO trees! Watch the video to see the trees and maybe even find your ornament(s).

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Understanding the Difference Between an Under-sculpt and an Armature

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If you are new to sculpting, you know that there’s a wide variety of things you still have to learn. Understanding the difference between an under-sculpt and an armature may be at the top of your list, or it may be at the bottom. Regardless, at some point in your sculpting world, you may find that the two of these ideas collide and you find yourself either needing to know the difference or needing to know how to execute to two. Under-sculpts and armatures are often easily confused. Today I hope to clear up some of the confusion and help you better understand the difference between an under-sculpt and an armature.

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Sunflower Sparkle Color Recipe – Fall 2017 Color Palette

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Fall 2017 Color Palette - Sunflower Sparkle by KatersAcres

Premo Color Recipe for Polymer Clay

Sunflower Sparkle color recipe for polymer clay. Earlier in the fall I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. With the busy-ness of the fall season, I almost forget to post this luscious yellow color recipe for you. This would have been a sincere tragedy. But don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave a gorgeous yellow out of the fall palette. Enjoy!

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Faux Leather Sculpted Flowers from Polymer Clay

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Faux Leather Sculpted Flowers Tutorial by KatersAcres

Make Your Own Faux Leather Sculpted Flowers

Making these adorable, fun, faux leather sculpted flowers is easy with polymer clay. You can make these for home decor projects, mixed media, jewelry, brooches, and so much more! Learn to make your own with this fun and free tutorial.

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Red Wine Color Recipe – Fall 2017 Color Palette

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Fall 2017 Color Palette - Red Wine by KatersAcres

Premo Color Recipe for Polymer Clay

Red Wine color recipe for polymer clay. Earlier in the month I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. What would fall be without a glass of crisp red wine? It would be like having a deep luscious red missing from our fall color palette. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave it out. Enjoy!

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Orange Spice Color Recipe – Fall 2017 Color Palette

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Fall 2017 Color Palette - Orange Spice by KatersAcres

Premo Color Recipe for Polymer Clay

Premo color recipe in Orange Spice for polymer clay. A few weeks ago I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. I hope that you’ve taken some time to look through them and enjoy them as well. What would fall be without a gorgeous, rich, orange spice color to liven up the bunch?

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Muted Berry Color Recipe – Fall 2017 Color Palette

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Fall 2017 Color Palette - Muted Berry by KatersAcres

Premo Color Recipe for Polymer Clay

Premo color recipe in Muted Berry for polymer clay. A few weeks ago I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. I hope that you’ve taken some time to look through them and enjoy them as well. I wear a ton of burgundy, plum, and berry colors in general. In fact, my closet is jammed packed with them. It’s funny how the colors we prefer to wear, we don’t use as much in our studio. Here’s today’s gorgeous muted berry color recipe.

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Midnight Twinkle Color Recipe – Fall 2017 Color Palette

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Fall 2017 Color Palette - Midnight Twinkle by KatersAcres

Premo Color Recipe for Polymer Clay

Premo color recipe in Midnight Twinkle for polymer clay. A few weeks ago I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. I hope that you’ve taken some time to look through them and enjoy them as well. Today’s color is rich, dark, deep, with a hint of pizazz that yearns for a warm accompaniment.

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Face Swap with Bettie Randles Griffin

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Face Swap with Bettie Griffin & Katie Oskin

One of the things I love most about polymer clay is the way it feels in my hands. As a sculptor I feel something in clay that many others do not get to feel with polymer. I get to literally push, pull, and manipulate clay in a way that many only dream of doing. If you’ve followed this site for any length of time now, you know that I am fascinated with faces and even more so I am in love with making them.

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