Karolina Söderberg, Polymer Clay Sculptor & Artist

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Karolina Söderberg
Wedding Cake Topper by Karolina Söderberg

Karolina Söderberg is a polymer clay whimsical sculptor, artist, owner, and administrator at Hobbyrian. It’s my honor and joy to share her work and joy working with polymer clay.

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My Weekly 2020 Polymer Clay Challenge Results

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Do you ever know you need to get something done and you just can’t motivate yourself to do it? Well that’s me with this lovely gallery. You see I asked all my #2020PCChallege group members on FaceBook to please make sure if they had a blog to get their posts done and live so we could follow each others work and announce our projects to the world. And … I hadn’t even written my own yet. *Sigh* Major fail on my part. How does life get so busy anyway? Before I go on and on about how busy life is and how full I can cram things into a day, let me remind you a little bit about the project.

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The Wispy Realm with Summer Ross

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The Wispy Realm with Summer Ross

Summer Ross is a polymer clay artist, owner and designer at The Wispy Realm. She has been one of our dedicated moderators for over a year now at our FaceBook group, where she heads up our Finished Fridays. It’s been a joy to watch her grow and progress in her polymer clay sculpting skills. I’m so honored to have her here today and to share her art with each of you.

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Easy Canvas Background Creation

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Polymer Clay OWL Mixed Media Wall Hanging MAIN by KatersAcres
Polymer Clay OWL Mixed Media Wall Hanging MAIN by KatersAcres

Here’s a fast & easy way that I make many of my canvas backgrounds for my polymer clay creations. You can use this as a basis for your own or expound on it in any way that you choose. This is simple, easy, and can be done in about 15 minutes.

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Top Five Tutorials of 2019

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Top Five Tutorials of 2019

Every year the Kater’s Acres family [each of you who purchase, make, & support Kater’s Acres] has tutorials that they choose to adopt into the favorites more than others. What I mean is, these are the most purchased and most beloved tutorials of 2019.

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2020 Polymer Clay Challenge

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Cynthia Gougian
Cynthia Gougian

The 2020 Polymer Clay Challenge will begin shortly, can you believe it? I can’t. I can’t believe that I’m about to close the books on 2019 and start an entirely new year once again! So it’s onward with this years new challenge that opens on January 1st, 2020! Last year’s 2019 Polymer Clay Challenge was a success for everyone who tried to complete the entire year. It was highlighted by the wonderful weekly posts of Cynthia Gougian [read one of them here]. We were so fortunate to have her and even more fortunate to have her return and write for us this year. 

This past year more people were able to successfully able to complete all 52 weeks of the challenge. I am so proud of everyone who participated and was able to do this successfully. Again, for the second year in a row, I was not one of them that was able to complete the challenge. As I encourage EACH of those that participate every year, do not beat yourself up if you can not complete the entire year. Remember the goal of this project is that you continue to grow and that by the end of the year you find yourself being more creative, working harder toward your goals and most importantly seeing your work get better and better with each passing year.

The purpose of this project is to make sure that each polymer artist is pushing on and creating, growing in their creativity and their voice. As usual, I will attempt again in 2020 to complete the challenge. And if you didn’t get to complete it, barely got started, or just stumbled upon this post today. Now’s your chance to come and join us this upcoming year!

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Glow in the Dark Clay Product Review & Help

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Polyform Glow in the Dark Clays

The new Polyform Premo! by Sculpey Glow in the Dark clay is wonderful; except for one thing … because it is brand new, it is hard to sculpt with because it’s so soft. This video will walk you through a few helpful hints, tips, & tricks for making this and Sculpey III’s Glow a little easier to manage.

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Don’t Let Frustration Be The End of Your Creativity

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Cynthia Gougian's Mermaid Box

Meet Cynthia Gougian

Cynthia is one of this year’s administrator’s for the 2019 Polymer Clay Challenge. She is incredibly devoted to the group and for that we owe her a round of applause! [Please clap here] Every Monday she writes us an inspirational message to keep us inspired and creating throughout the week. It’s just one of her ways that she keeps all of us on task; yes, even me. Today I’m sharing one of the posts that she wrote near the end of September. I’ve chosen this one to share here today because I think we’re often way to hard on ourselves and we demand perfection from our projects and our processes. But we need to keep in mind that we must also at all times be learning something from our own polymer clay work. So without any further ado, I’d like to share a few thoughts for you from Cynthia’s own experiences in her clay room.

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Fall Sunset Color Recipe for Premo Polymer Clay

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Fall Berries Color Palette & Color Recipe for Polymer Clay by KatersAcres
Fall Berries Color Palette & Color Recipe for Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

Since Fall has finally arrived in NW Pennsylvania, this polymer clay color recipe may be just what you’ve been waiting for. This color was the color palette that I showcased on my Facebook Page several weeks ago. The dark sunset fuschia color in the top right was the most highly requested from this color palette. So without further ado… here’s that color recipe for you.

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Sculpey Oven Bake Clay Softener for Sculpting Review

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Making a Coordinating Color Palette

After using, testing, and fully working with the new Sculpey Oven Bake Clay Softener for awhile now, I’m pleased to bring you this thorough review of this new product from Polyform.

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Making Coordinating Color Palette Demonstration

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Making a Coordinating Color Palette

Color can be such a daunting task for so many, but it really doesn’t have to be. With just a few simple hints, tips, tricks, and techniques I’ve taken all the guesswork out of making a coordinating color palette for your project.

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Making Antiqued Tins

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There’s just something about a little antiqued tins that makes my heart sing! I’m not sure if it’s the way the metal is all sorts of shades of light and dark in some places and not in others, or what. But here’s what I do know … I’m absolutely in love with the look! So before you try to make these adorable little tins for this month’s project, you’ll want to be sure that you do a thorough job of antiquing your tins.

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