The Flight of the Macaws

This month I wanted to try and do something new, fun, & different. Every once in a while I get so inspired by photos I take in nature that I feel the need to try my hand at making my own. This month, that’s exactly what happened. Last fall I went on vacation and saw a gorgeous display of tropical Macaws at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I was even quick enough to capture a perfect photo of multiple birds of paradise in flight. This whole month’s tutorials for Club Members are based around this photo.

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Springtime in Paris

French Parker with Eiffel Tower by KatersAcres

With the shock of the pandemic and coronavirus making its way around the globe, most of the world is stuck ‘sheltering in place.’ Here in the United States, this means most of us are only allowed away from our homes for essential needs unless your job is deemed necessary and essential by your state. With so much sadness, stress, and unrest, I thought this month would be best served if we all just took a vacation! But since we can’t really do that, let’s take a virtual one … to Paris!

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Top Five Mixing Clay Colors

Top Five Polymer Clay Mixing Colors by KatersAcres

If you are familiar with making your own color recipes or color palettes, then you probably have familiarized yourself with your favorite polymer clay colors to use for mixing clay colors. If you aren’t familiar with the way that I mix colors you can get my clay mixing worksheet here. Without further ado, let me show you what top five mixing clay colors I can’t be without.

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Polymer Clay Spring Color Palette

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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Using Color Palettes as Inspiration in Polymer Clay

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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2018 Polymer Clay Challenge

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!

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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Sunflower Sparkle Color Recipe – Fall 2017 Color Palette

Fall 2017 Color Palette - Sunflower Sparkle by KatersAcres

Premo Color Recipe for Polymer Clay

Sunflower Sparkle color recipe for polymer clay. Earlier in the fall I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. With the busy-ness of the fall season, I almost forget to post this luscious yellow color recipe for you. This would have been a sincere tragedy. But don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave a gorgeous yellow out of the fall palette. Enjoy!

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Red Wine Color Recipe – Fall 2017 Color Palette

Fall 2017 Color Palette - Red Wine by KatersAcres

Premo Color Recipe for Polymer Clay

Red Wine color recipe for polymer clay. Earlier in the month I introduced you to the Fall 2017 color recipes. What would fall be without a glass of crisp red wine? It would be like having a deep luscious red missing from our fall color palette. Don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave it out. Enjoy!

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