Reworking a Sculpture That Doesn’t Satisfy You

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Reworking a sculpture is always a hard decision. What happens when you put time, energy and effort into a piece and you’re not satisfied? I admit that it does happen to me and it probably happens to you too. So what do you do? Do you just leave the piece as it is and decide the piece is a failure or worse yet, that you are a failure? Do you decide to throw it away? Or do you decide to overhaul it? In all truth it can be any of the above and sometimes a variation of the three. Here’s the story about Mr. Mushie d’Room and hopefully it will inspire you to reconsider something in your studio too.

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Groove Life Silicone Wedding Ring for Polymer Clay

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Maybe by now you are familiar with the non-metal wedding ring, and maybe you’re asking yourself what that has (if anything) to do with polymer clay. Back at the beginning of 2017 I did a WIP Wednesday post about some very necessary supplies, one of which was my Qalo Silicone Wedding Ring [not an affiliate link]. You might think that this isn’t an important supply, but it is a lifesaver and I’m going to tell you why you might like to opt for one too.

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Polymer Clay Spring Color Palette

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Polymer Clay Spring Color Palette

There’s nothing that gets me in the mood for spring more than creating my very own polymer clay spring color palette. Over on my FaceBook page this past week I asked for your suggestions on what makes a good Spring Color palette. The answers varied widely, but most of you felt that pastels were a must. So without further ado, I bring you this polymer clay spring color palette.

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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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