52 Weeks of Canes
Year Long Millefiori Tutorials Group
52 Weeks of Canes? Yep, that’s right. Yesterday I wrote about my 2014 goals for my polymer clay, one of which was to excel at my caning. I do better when lots of people are doing the same thing, like a virtual online class. Rian Sanderse is hosting a year long project of making & building polymer clay canes through a FaceBook group. Continue reading 52 Weeks of Canes – Polymer Clay Millefiori Group
Polymer Clay Inspiration
Glow-in-the-Dark Polymer Clay
Today’s polymer clay inspiration and challenge is to make something from Glow-in-the-Dark polymer clay.
Continue reading Halloween Polymer Clay Inspiration: Glow-in-the-Dark Clay Projects
For all of you clay enthusiasts out there…
Free printable polymer clay “keep calm and clay on” poster.
Here’s a little freebie for you to have some fun with … enjoy!
Halloween Color Palette
Today’s color palette is destined for your Halloween creations. Can you use it for something else? Absolutely! The possibilities that form from one color palette are indeed limitless. Today I will give you all the Premo / Sculpey colors as well as a color palette that was auto-generated from the picture you see above at BigHugeLabs.com
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Sometimes it’s not just a color palette that drives me and my creativity, sometimes it’s a theme. Today’s theme is one that drives a huge portion of my creativity … music inspiration.
Continue reading Inspiration Theme: Music
Again for this color inspiration blog post today, I am choosing to show you a color palette, filled with my own hand blended clay from my studio. I hope that you and your adventures of playing, as you get tired, as you run out of ideas, and as you wane that you will have all kinds inspiration through color palettes.
Continue reading Color Palette Inspiration: Sunrise Warmth
Color Palette Inspiration
From Sea Shells
Despite the fact that it has done nothing but rain her at Kater’s Acres for almost 3 weeks … things are flooded, ducks, frogs, and mosquito’s abound! This being said, I’m wishing this summer had more sunshine and less rain. But, you know what they say, “Be careful what you ask for.”
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Creative Road Blocks
As I write this post, my to do list has seemingly over 1 million things on it to get done. Jeepers. I really don’t like that feeling. In fact, often it is so much of a barrier for me that become a severe road block to my creativity. Are you the same way? When you have a million things to do, where do you begin to get inspiration? For me, I simply pick some colors that look nice together and see where that palette will take me. Why I’m “dry” finding a striking color palette is the beginning of that “ah ha” moment for me in my studio. Since this color palette was such an inspiration to me this week, I’m hoping that it will be a springboard to your own creativity.
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COLOR PROMPTS FOR YOU
One of the things that artists need most is inspiration. Sometimes we run out of creativity, draw a blank, and find ourselves out of ideas and with no idea where to start. Color palettes are one of the ways that we can re-inspire ourselves. Lately, on my FaceBook page, I have been offering up a weekly prompt to help you get inspired. Today I will give you two different sources of inspiration, a color palette, and actually polymer clay colors for you to try out in your studio this weekend! Every once and awhile I’m going to throw some prompts your way to help you dive back in your studio! Continue reading Inspiration for Your Creative Weekend
Do you ever have one of those times where the ideas just don’t come? You sit … think … try to create … and after several hours, all you’ve done is play around and there’s nothing “new” produced? Well I’ve been so busy that aside from my orders, I’ve had one of those spells. I’ve frankly been in a creative rut. And it’s not so much that I don’t have ideas, for I have an entire notebook of ideas…but nothing sounds appealing to me! *Sigh* So to help me to get through these times I have done several things to help myself get “into gear.” I’m sure that some of these ideas may help you as well. Continue reading Inspiration for the Creatively Dry Using Color Palettes
Color Palette Ideas
It really helps to create something beautiful when you have a general sense of color. Not everyone is born with this knowledge or we could very easily all be distinguished artists. I’ll be honest, sometimes I pick colors because they look really good together. But for me, this doesn’t happen often. I love polymer clay dearly, but I love even more to make it my own by blending colors, creating tones, complimentary colors, triadic colors, and even colors just because. But not everyone is a color palette expert and often finding the right color combinations can be equally as tricky. So what do you do when you aren’t color savvy? Continue reading Color Palette Generator