You’ve heard it said many times in polymer clay books, in tutorials, and most likely many other places that there is “no such thing as scrap clay.” But there’s a trick to gaining usable scrap clay and not just a mess of murky, brown, dirty ugliness.Continue reading No Such Thing as Scrap Clay Tutorial
Hey all! As with all good things, sometimes they come to an end. For right now in this season of my life, our LIVE VIDEOS are coming to an end. Life is very full and busy for my family and with so many things going on, I am going to cancel our 2nd Monday of the month LIVE videos.Continue reading Live Events Canceled
- Skill Level: Basic Knowledge of Polymer Clay
- Minimum Supplies Needed: Basic Supplies & 1 Cup of Coffee
- Time to make 1 Mokume Gane Loaf: Approximately 45 minutes
This is a great polymer clay tutorial that has many uses. Mokume-gane can be used in beads, projects, jewelry, covering, and even as a background for textured and embossed pieces. Mokume-gane is versatile and offers hundreds of color combinations, color palettes, and unique design patterns, that you can not simply plan.
Edited & Rewritten: 2/21/23Continue reading Polymer Clay Mokume-Gane Tutorial
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.Continue reading Top Five Tutorials of 2019
What if you could take polymer clay lessons from the comfort of your own home? And what if those polymer clay lessons were tailored to you and your needs? Wouldn’t it be even better if those lessons were one-on-one just you and the instructor! Well, now is your opportunity. Many people can afford the cost of a basic workshop, but when it comes to the cost of travel and lodging, that’s where the real challenge arises. Let’s bring the workshop, class, and instruction virtually, right into your home.Continue reading Polymer Clay Lessons
Ever thought of making a bird feeder? There are a wide variety of things you can do with polymer clay to spruce up your yard this Spring season. I love living in the woods and feeding my birds in just one of my many joys. This tabletop bird feeder is made entirely from polymer clay. This spring you can make your own to sit in a garden, next to your plants, on even on a tabletop, on anywhere you can think of.
Make Your Own Faux Leather Sculpted Flowers
Making these adorable, fun, faux leather sculpted flowers is easy with polymer clay. You can make these for home decor projects, mixed media, jewelry, brooches, and so much more! Learn to make your own with this fun and free tutorial.Continue reading Faux Leather Sculpted Flowers from Polymer Clay
Fairy Potion Bottle Tutorial
with Teresa Pandora Salgado
It is always such a joy to collaborate with other artists. A fantastic artist, fellow clayer, and friend Teresa “Pandora” Salgado has graciously volunteered her time, energy, and effort to bring you a free fairy potion bottle tutorial. This tutorial is not only brightly colored, unique, and a lot of fun, but is a great jewelry project for an artist of any skill level.
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!Continue reading Easy Faux Crackle Tutorial – Overlay Technique
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!
Free Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial
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.
Love the look of Cloisonné but can’t afford it? Make Your Own.
Sometimes you just need that perfect something to go with a new outfit. Sometimes even as a sculptor you want to make some beads. Here’s a new take on a very old classic.
Ready to Learn How to Make a Color Palette in Polymer Clay?
Make a color palette in polymer clay? Yes please! Is it something that you struggle with? Is it something that you are great at? Do you struggle to duplicate colors you fall in love with? Today I’m going to show you a quick, easy, fun, & basic approach to make a color palette in polymer clay. The polymer clay that we are going to use today is my polymer clay of choice: Polyform’s Premo! by Sculpey. So are you ready to make a color palette in polymer clay?! Let’s go!Continue reading How to Make a Color Palette in Polymer Clay 101
This Memorial Day stars tutorial will show you how to make gorgeous and colorful stars to place on dowel rods to use in flower arrangements, stick in bouquets, use in planters, or a myriad of others ways this Memorial Day. These stars take a little bit of patience, but look beautiful in the end. And the reality is that after all our service men and women do for us, we can take a small amount of time and give back, saying “thank you” in just this small way by making something beautiful just to honor them.Continue reading Memorial Day Stars Tutorial from Polymer Clay
This polymer clay Scrappy Tutorial is by Martin Pottjewijd and is used here with his full permission. Martin is a polymer clay artist from the Netherlands. He makes a wide variety of work including his elaborate and breathtaking castles built on large rocks and his adorable Polly & Mur. You can read Martin’s interview with Polyform here. Martin has graciously agreed to shared this tutorial here with each of you!
Spring tutorials for polymer clay are fun, colorful, and will lighten any rainy day! Many of these tutorials can be done in a few short hours, to just a few minutes! I’ve gathered some of the most popular spring tutorials from polymer clay (and Easter too) from here on the site and put them all in one place just for you. I know, I know … you’re welcome. So feel free to click on all the links below and go straight to the tutorials of your choice.Continue reading Spring Tutorials for Polymer Clay (And Easter too)