Top Sculpting Books in Polymer Clay

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My Top Picks (Not Sponsored)

Here’s my top sculpting books for polymer clay and a few brief recommendations on why they are my favorites. There are a lot of sculpting books for polymer clay. Digging through the masses of sculpting books to find your favorites can be tough, especially in such a niche market.

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Willow Tree Green Polymer Clay Color Recipe – Premo

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Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Willow Tree Green by KatersAcres

Willow Tree Green

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Willow Tree Green by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Premo Color Recipe

Royal Purple Fleck polymer clay color recipe for Premo polymer clay is a velvety purple color with just a hint of metallic. It’s vivid purple color will help to pull color to it. This cool toned purple is sure to be a winner in your next palette.

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Royal Purple Fleck Polymer Clay Color Recipe – Premo

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Royal Purple Fleck

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Royal Purple Fleck by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Premo Color Recipe

Royal Purple Fleck polymer clay color recipe for Premo polymer clay is a velvety purple color with just a hint of metallic. It’s vivid purple color will help to pull color to it. This cool toned purple is sure to be a winner in your next palette.

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Easy Faux Crackle Tutorial – Overlay Technique

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Easy Faux Crackle Technique Tutorial – Overlay Technique

Polymer Clay Faux Crackle Technique Tutorial by KatersAcres

This easy, faux crackle technique can become the base for a multitude of clay designs. It works the best the easiest as a veneer technique on raw clay designs. And like many happy accidents and tutorials here at KatersAcres, this faux crackle technique has a story too. It also pairs nicely and easily with the Faux Collage Veneers tutorial too! Are you ready to try it? Let’s get started!

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Dark Green Shimmer Premo! Polymer Clay Color Recipe

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Dark Green Shimmer

Premo! Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Dark Green Shimmer Premo Polymer Clay Color Recipe by KatersAcres

Dark Green Shimmer Premo Polymer Clay Color Recipe is reminiscent of Christmas, holly leaves, and the sparkle of a Christmas tree. I love green polymer clay, especially green polymer clay with a blue undertone. This metallic and luscious polymer clay will  brighten up those dull greens!

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Blue Ribbon Polymer Clay Color Recipe

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Blue Ribbon

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Blue Ribbon by KatersAcres

 

Polymer Clay Premo Color Recipe

Blue Ribbon polymer clay color recipe for Premo polymer clay is that blue that first place dreams are made of. Reminiscent of country fairs, motor race ways, and 4H clubs. This blue means something … you’ve won! This blue carries a subtle purple undertone that doesn’t translate as well on camera as in real life.

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Faux Beach Glass Tutorial

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This Faux Beach Glass Tutorial will make the perfect summer accessories for home, decor, or even jewelry! The Whimsical Sculpting Tutorials Club is taking a dive into the sea with our Ocean Commotion theme this month and started things off with our über cute Puffed Fish duo. With all our ocean tutorials, it seemed only fitting to offer a free Faux Beach Glass tutorial here on the site for all my readers too!


Materials:

Faux Beach Glass Tutorial

  • Faux Beach Glass Tutorial by KatersAcresSeparate one full block of Premo! Frost polymer clay into 8 equally proportioned pieces.
  • Fully condition each piece of  Premo! polymer clay individually.
  • Choose 6-8 light colored alcohol inks (I chose inks by Ranger) to tint your clay.
    • If you choose 6 colors, you will use only 6 sections of your block. 7 colors, 7 sections, etc, etc, etc.
  • Add only 2-3 drops of each light colored alcohol ink per mini conditioned clay sheet.
    • NOTE: These drops will bake DARKER thank they currently appear. For this project, less is more.
  • Tip: If you are using a “bright” or “bold” alcohol ink by ranger, use ONLY 1 drop of alcohol ink!
  • Use a dry finger to swirl the alcohol onto the surface of the mini sheet.
  • Allow to dry fully.
  • Once the alcohol ink is dry, condition the clay again fully combining the ink into the clay.
  • When the ink is combined into the clay you will have new vibrant sheets of clay!
  • Form these sheets into small shards/pieces of beach glass using your fingers.
    • I got about 3 pieces of faux glass from each 1/8 portion of block I used.
  • Pierce with toothpicks or bead pins before baking.
  • Bake your faux glass for 45 minutes at 275 degrees covered in foil.
  • After baking use your faux beach glass pieces as desired.

To achieve a more realistic faux beach glass result, please see this fabulous tutorial from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

This polymer clay sunset pendant tutorial will introduce you to some basic steps on how to make your own easy pendants to wear this summer. With just a few basic tools and basic skills, you too can create a delightful summer pendant to wear around town.


Materials:

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

  • Sunset Pendant Tutorial STEPS by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresFully condition your Premo! polymer clay.
  • Choose colors to make a simple Skinner Blend. This particular blend was made using my Sunset Skinner Blend recipe.
  • Cut out a small portion of the blend.
  • Place on a sheet of black clay rolled on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Cut out any shape (using cutters or a blade) that is pleasing to your eye.
  • Use your finger (check out the Christi Twisty technique) or a stamp to lightly texture the background.
  • Add some light blue (or white) lines in various places for clouds.
  • Add a few green “islands” if you’d like as well.
  • Use a sculpting tool to “paint” the clouds and give them texture. Do the same for the islands.
  • Now you need a focal point … why not some lovely palm trees? Not only that, but you could also use birds or a hammock, an owl or some deer, or how about a bear? Not to mention that you could add some water to the bottom for a wide variety of other options too.
  • When you are finished add some highlights with some mica powders or chalk powders.
  • Bake your pendant for 45 minutes at 275 degrees.
  • After baking, add a bail to your pendant. Finish as desired.

See this article for an example on backing your piece and why it’s important to finish your pendant properly.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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