Colors of Spring are Bright, Bold, & Vivid

Colors of Spring for Polymer Clay & Acrylic Paints

Colors of Spring are those colors that make me feel happy, bouncy, and rejuvenated. Are there certain colors of Spring that you automatically gravitate to? Maybe it’s because of the way that they make you feel? Perhaps it’s because of the clothes you wear? Or maybe it’s because it’s some preconceived notion you already have. Today let’s look at some vibrant colors to liven up your old spring pastel palettes.

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Your Voice in Polymer Clay, The Necessity

Explorations in Voice with Katie Oskin and Ginger Davis Allman

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

Mobile Office Solution

Mobile Office Solutions for Small Business

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 Purple Color Recipe – Purple Punch

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Purple Punch by KatersAcres | CLICK for this color recipe plus DOZENS more!

Premo! Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Have you ever noticed that purple seems to go with everything? This polymer clay purple color recipe is a super easy recipe that will slightly change your purple into something just a little more interesting … basically, purple with a punch. Hence, “Purple Punch.”

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Spring Green Clay Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Spring Green by KatersAcres

This spring green clay color recipe is a green lovers treasure. I love green … so much so that it’s one of KatersAcres primary colors. Coming up with variations of greens to use in my designs is always fun and seems to be endless with hundreds of combinations to choose from. I have been returning to this simple color often lately and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Enjoy!

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Polymer Clay Color Recipe: Moss Green

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Moss Green by KatersAcres

Spring is just around the corner. That means that you will begin to use all kinds of green colors in your work once again. Green is one of those versatile colors that enjoys playing with almost anything you put with it. Here’s one of my go to greens that I create often in my studio, I call this polymer clay color recipe moss green.

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How to Play with Polymer Clay Colors

How to Play with Polymer Clay Colors

Polymer Clay Color Play Tutorial by KatersAcres

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.

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Finding, Maintaining, & Remaining Creative Through Studio Immersion

A Dialogue of Creativity for Polymer Clayers | Maintaining Creativity Through Creative Space Immersion

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.

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