Today I’m going to bring you my LC Machine Tips that has been highly requested by many of you. The LC Machine is still new to the market and polymer clay world. Here’s a little advice to use your LC Machine.
There are lots of options for a polymer clay work surface. Which one should you use and why should you use it? Here’s the polymer clay work surface that I use and the reasons why a marble tile is my choice.
Polymer Clay Supplies, Creature Feature, Engagement & Warming of Clay
Polymer Clay Q & A – Episode 3
Welcome back to another episode of “Q & A” with KatersAcres. I hope to do many more of these in the future, but in order to do them, you need to post your questions in the comments below. Your questions will be answered in a future video. I am trying to keep each video to about 10-12 minutes so that I might answer these questions as thoroughly as possible. Below you will see a timed step-out of the video if you would like to watch just a certain portion of the video.
Explorations in Voice a collaborative project with Ginger Davis Allman from The Blue Bottle Tree. Explorations in Voice is a joint collaboration in projects, materials, and supplies for polymer clay.
All this week at The Blue Bottle Tree and KatersAcres Facebook pages, we have been discussing your voice in polymer clay. We’ve garnished your feelings, thoughts, opinions, and even been surprised by how others define our individual voice. While I can’t fill you in on all the details of Ginger and my time together (details on Monday); I can talk a little more about your voice in polymer clay and developing it. Continue reading Your Voice in Polymer Clay, The Necessity
Girl Boss? Try this mobile office solution! I used to take 4 trips from my office to the dining room table, just to tote all my stuff: planner, computer, iPad, iPhone… Inevitably I would sit down to work and realize I didn’t have my favorite fountain pen … so back to my desk I’d go. Okay, I have my pen … two minutes later, I recognized I didn’t have my notebook. So back to my desk I’d go and this would repeat itself several times throughout the morning. Does this sound familiar? Well … thanks to my friend Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree, she helped me solve my problem with this mobile office solution. Continue reading Mobile Office Solution
Polymer Clay Q & A
with Katie of KatersAcres
Translucent Liquid Sculpey vs Bake & Bond
Three Household Glues You Can Use with Polymer Clay
Polymer clay is a wonderful medium that uses products from all over the craft store. Often times some of the things you can use with polymer clay you may even have in your home (or in your husband’s tool box) already. Here’s three glues that you likely already have that you can safely use in conjunction with polymer clay.Continue reading Polymer Clay Glue?! Household Glues You Can Use with Polymer Clay
Just like out clothing, many things in the craft world gain a resurgence after a time. Like Mokume Gane who had a recent resurgence last year, this year silkscreening is making a big comeback. Silkscreening is by no way a new concept to the art world as a whole or to the polymer clay community. In today’s video I will address an important part of using silkscreens and that is, their proper storage.
One of the biggest issues that my students and new clayers face is learning to play with color and not to be afraid to do it. Today I’m going to walk you through a very simple process of how you can learn to play with triadic colors on the color wheel and make your own simply by learning how to play with polymer clay colors straight from the package.
For a more in-depth discussion on basic color theory, Parker’s Basic Color Theory eBook might be just what you need.Continue reading How to Play with Polymer Clay Colors
A Better Way to Store Your Glitter
Creative Glitter Storage Ideas
Sometimes finding the “perfect storage solution” is not an easy task. You try things that work and things that fail. Several years ago I purchased one set of these acrylic storage units with the idea that I could use them to store my glitter and you know what … it worked and it’s been my “go to” storage for any form of glitter (or sequins) that I bring into my studio. Please note that I buy glitter in small packs, like these. I do NOT buy big jars of glitter because glitter is a rarity for me and even these small portions will take me forever to use.
Last week I did a spin off of a post I made some time ago on FaceBook that garnished a lot of attention. So, last week I did a YouTube video on the same ideas and wrote an article about creativity [read it & watch it now]. Today’s video is a continuation of some of my thoughts, ideas, & some of the things that I do to help me maintain my own creativity. In the following video I expound on this idea and share with you how I get it done. Creativity and remaining creative is something that I truly believe in and am very passionate about.
Polymer Clay & Creativity
Going Beyond the Block
Have you ever wanted to make something but you were tired of making it the same old way? Today’s polymer clay tip will demonstrate how to take one idea and make 5 different things. Specifically? Polymer clay ornaments! [Don’t miss last week’s series of 5 polymer clay ornaments you can make in under 10 minutes each!] Today however, this one idea, five ways are not just any ornaments, but they are polymer clay Christmas tree ornaments with Christmas trees on them. Sounds boring right? Perhaps not as much as you’d think.