It’s Friesen Friday once again (insert wild applause, cheers, laughter, and dance moves here) …. I hope that you have been having a good time making birds over the past two months. I know that I have! Today’s project is not from the “Birds of a Feather” Book, but examples of it can be found in the birds book with fancy birds, plain birds, and exciting birds of each of every page! This bird tutorial is actually from Christi Friesen’s other awesome book, “Polymer Clay & Mixed Media Together at Last.” Make sure to get this book before it goes out of print. Let’s get started, shall we?!
YAY! It’s HERE! The Friesen Friday project you’ve been waiting for! I think every week I tell you that this week’s project is my favorite, so I will definitely refrain from saying that again … but … this was so much fun!!! I LOVED IT! I could make lots of these and then make lots more. So without any further yakity-yak … let’s get started!Continue reading Friesen Friday: Polymer Clay Flamingo Tutorial
You know what time it is? Yep, it’s FRIESEN FRIDAY! That means that today is going to be another awesome tutorial from Christi Friesen. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying your projects for this summer. I also hope that you are taking just a few hours to make some of Christi’s beautiful projects. Today’s project is a polymer clay penguin tutorial. Bring on the icebergs! Continue reading Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial from Christi Friesen
Polymer Clay Owl Tutorial
Well, yesterday was quite the day around here. And because I love you all so much … despite that we lost power for over 4 hours in the afternoon, I was so dedicated to each one of you that I had to finish my owl. So in the picture above you can see the bright and shiny studio that I usually get to work in …. along with yesterday’s claying conditions. YIPES! So, without further ado, let’s get on with our projects today, shall we? Continue reading Friesen Friday: Owl Mania!
POLYMER CLAY PEACOCK TUTORIAL
For the summer months, the Friesen Project is going to look a little bit different. As I explained in the opening Friesen Friday of June, many of the tutorials for the Christi Friesen projects are coming from online resources. This being said, today’s project is not a complete tutorial. The tutorial can be found elsewhere online (see project information and link below). I had a lot of fun creating my polymer clay peacocks, in fact I made several of them. So get out your clay and let’s get started!
SCULPTED BIRDS TUTORIAL
The much awaiting and highly anticipated “Birds of a Feather” book by Christi Friesen has begun. (*Three Cheers for Christi’s awesome book*). I think I mentioned in my last post, thought it always bears repeating, that this is my favorite Christi Friesen book. Perhaps it’s because I really enjoy making birds, or maybe it’s because I enjoy feeding birds, or maybe it’s because my favorite food is chicken?!?! Whatever the reason, I am so excited to kick off this month with Christi’s awesome “Lil’ Blob Birds” from her book. These are so addicting … I made 6 the first sitting and about a dozen in the next. They are fun! So get your clay out, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get started! Continue reading Little Sculpted Birds Tutorial
Another month has come and gone and it’s time to kick off summer with my favorite of all Christi’s books: Birds of a Feather. With summer comes outside activities, vacations, time with friends, and for many much less time in your studios. Because of this we are taking two summer months to have some fun, relax, and play!
I really enjoy all of Christi’s books, but there are some polymer clay books that I LOVE to review and this is one of those books. I do not necessarily have a “thing” for birds, (okay, maybe I do a little bit). This book is jam PACKED with awesome tutorials, tips, fun, and or course Christi’s humor.
How to Make a Koala Bear in Polymer Clay
This project was so much fun to do and to create! It is now my joy & pleasure to share it with all of you! I really love any kind of animal that has that cuter than cute look about them … and the Koala bear is definitely one of them. This koala bear tutorial can be done as shown above or as a free standing sculpture, the choice is yours. Without further ado … let’s get started! Continue reading Koala Bear Tutorial
The Friesen Project of 2013 Presents:
Friesen Friday Once Again
Well another Friday is here! Can you believe that we have done 16 tutorials together? Today’s tutorial makes number 17. Awesome! For those of you who have stayed with me throughout every project and every challenge, I commend you for taking the time to get back to claying. I started this project with one goal in mind: to explore polymer arts, meet clayers from around the world, and get people to fall in love with polymer again. Many of you have written to me and told me how much you appreciate the tutorials and the project. Thank you for the letters & emails – I’m honored to take this journey with you! Today’s tutorial is not found in Christi’s book, it’s just from me to each of you … from way down under, the Tasmanian Devil! Continue reading How to Make a Polymer Clay Tasmanian Devil Project
The Friesen Project of 2013 Presents
Break out the popcorn, Twinkies, Vegemite, and TimTams:
IT’S FRIESEN FRIDAY!
Today brings us an awesome little cutie pie for a garden, planter, doll house, or even a tree ornament! I really didn’t think he was that cute in the book … but … then when I made it, I actually squealed! He’s so cute with all his spikes and little red parts … you’re going to LOVE him! So, let’s get started.
The Friesen Project of 2013 Presents:
It’s here: another Friday another Christi Friesen tutorial … well inspired by her at least. In this first week of our “Down Under” book, we are deciphering and creating Aborigine style artwork. Wow – this is an immense topic with thousands of design possibilities. I challenge you to do a google search for “Aborigine artwork photos” and see what pops up … or just click here. So for today … I’m bringing you some awesome Aborigine artwork and a tutorial on how to do it too … Continue reading Christi Friesen Tutorial: Aborigine Artwork
A new month is here with new projects, new fun, and awesome adventures in store for us! Christi once again takes us on a new adventure, this time “Down Under” with this fresh and fun Beyond Sculpture Series Book. Step inside and lets see what’s in store for us this month as we do a brief polymer clay book review, overview of projects, and a surprise free project you won’t find anywhere else, but here. Continue reading Polymer Clay Book Review: Down Under by Christi Friesen
Well it’s here … the final project in Christi Friesen’s “Cats” book. *insert tears here* As we have gone through these tutorials, I have tried to save the biggest or best projects for last with the idea that after 2-3 weeks of practice you have worked yourself up to the “bigger” item. I hope that this has helped many of you succeed in creating your final projects for each month. Last month I received a lot of “kudos” for having a PDF tutorial that you could download, print, and take into your studios to do your final project. This month I think I’ve given you a little taste of everything: standard tutorials, a video tutorial, and a PDF tutorial. If there’s something else that you are craving, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.Continue reading Polymer Clay Trinket Box Tutorial
Welcome back Friesen Project participants … and non-Friesen project participants too! I hope that you all had fun making kitties this past week. In case you’ve gotten behind, don’t miss the cat bead tutorial here or the cat figurine video tutorial here. This week’s project is just a simple one – kitty cat lump beads! Don’t miss the project and all Christi’s cats on pages 25-28 in the Beyond Sculpture, Cats Book. Continue reading The Friesen Project: Lump Cat Tutorial
A new tutorial just for each of you. This tutorial is in conjunction with the Friesen Project (yes, please clap and applaud, I stayed up all night to write this for you). Last week we made kitty cat beads, but today we’re going to make a cat figurine. I did something fun and special for you … I made you a video! Click below to watch the video and don’t forget to give it a thumbs up! Now let’s go … it’s a polymer clay cat figurine tutorial …