Koala Bear Tutorial

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Christi Friesen style Koala Jar Polymer Clay Tutorial

How to Make a Koala Bear in Polymer Clay

This project was so much fun to do and to create! It is now my joy & pleasure to share it with all of you!  I really love any kind of animal that has that cuter than cute look about them … and the Koala bear is definitely one of them.  This koala bear tutorial can be done as shown above or as a free standing sculpture, the choice is yours.  Without further ado … let’s get started! Continue reading Koala Bear Tutorial

How to Make a Polymer Clay Tasmanian Devil Project

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Polymer Clay Tasmanian Devil Tutorial by KatersAcres

The Friesen Project of 2013 Presents:

Polymer Clay Tasmanian Devil Tutorial by KatersAcres

Friesen Friday Once Again

Well another Friday is here!  Can you believe that we have done 16 tutorials together? Today’s tutorial makes number 17.  Awesome! For those of you who have stayed with me throughout every project and every challenge, I commend you for taking the time to get back to claying.  I started this project with one goal in mind: to explore polymer arts, meet clayers from around the world, and get people to fall in love with polymer again.  Many of you have written to me and told me how much you appreciate the tutorials and the project.  Thank you for the letters & emails – I’m honored to take this journey with you!  Today’s tutorial is not found in Christi’s book, it’s just from me to each of you … from way down under, the Tasmanian Devil! Continue reading How to Make a Polymer Clay Tasmanian Devil Project

DIY Polymer Clay Pig Tutorial

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DIY Polymer Clay Pig Figurine

Cute & Utterly Adorable – Make Your Own Today:

“Home on the Range” or “Down on the Farm” have fun new meanings this week!  On Tuesday, I released a free DIY Polymer Clay Chicken Tutorial for you.  If you haven’t gotten your free chicken tutorial, go and get it now!  Today’s free tutorial features an adorable polymer clay piggy that you can make to sit around your house, gift to a friend, use as an ornament, or even set in a terrarium.  Keep reading to get your DIY polymer clay pig tutorial instructions… Continue reading DIY Polymer Clay Pig Tutorial

DIY Polymer Clay Chicken Figurine

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DIY Polymer Clay Chicken Figurine by KatersAcres

Cute & Adorable

Spring brings all kinds of fun things, including planting gardens … which for me always brings to mind the farm.  So this week stay tuned to get two awesome, cute, & fun farm animals.  This chicken is super cute, super easy, and you’ll love it so much you will make a whole brood of chickens!  Make them in dozens of colors and sizes and have some fun with this DIY polymer clay chicken figurine.

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Polymer Clay Echidna Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Echidna Tutorial by KatersAcres for the Friesen Project of 2013

The Friesen Project of 2013 Presents

Break out the popcorn, Twinkies, Vegemite, and TimTams:

IT’S FRIESEN FRIDAY!

Today brings us an awesome little cutie pie for a garden, planter, doll house, or even a tree ornament!  I really didn’t think he was that cute in the book … but … then when I made it, I actually squealed! He’s so cute with all his spikes and little red parts … you’re going to LOVE him! So, let’s get started.

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Polymer Clay Trinket Box Tutorial

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Lion Polymer Clay Trinket Box Tutorial by KatersAcres

Well it’s here … the final project in Christi Friesen’s “Cats” book.  *insert tears here* As we have gone through these tutorials, I have tried to save the biggest or best projects for last with the idea that after 2-3 weeks of practice you have worked yourself up to the “bigger” item.  I hope that this has helped many of you succeed in creating your final projects for each month.  Last month I received a lot of “kudos” for having a PDF tutorial that you could download, print, and take into your studios to do your final project. This month I think I’ve given you a little taste of everything: standard tutorials, a video tutorial, and a PDF tutorial.  If there’s something else that you are craving, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Continue reading Polymer Clay Trinket Box Tutorial

The Friesen Project: Lump Cat Tutorial

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Lump Cat Tutorial - The Friesen Project of 2013 - KatersAcres Polymer Clay Blog

MEOW!

Welcome back Friesen Project participants … and non-Friesen project participants too!  I hope that you all had fun making kitties this past week.  In case you’ve gotten behind, don’t miss the cat bead tutorial here or the cat figurine video tutorial here.  This week’s project is just a simple one – kitty cat lump beads!  Don’t miss the project and all Christi’s cats on pages 25-28 in the Beyond Sculpture, Cats Book. Continue reading The Friesen Project: Lump Cat Tutorial

Polymer Clay Cat Figurine Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Cat Figurine Tutorial by KatersAcres for the Friesen Project

A new tutorial just for each of you.  This tutorial is in conjunction with the Friesen Project (yes, please clap and applaud, I stayed up all night to write this for you).  Last week we made kitty cat beads, but today we’re going to make a cat figurine.  I did something fun and special for you … I made you a video!  Click below to watch the video and don’t forget to give it a thumbs up!  Now let’s go … it’s a polymer clay cat figurine tutorial …

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Make Your Own Christi Friesen Style Kitty Bead

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It’s the first tutorial from the “Cats” book by Christi Friesen (insert shouts of acclamation here)!  Today’s project is just a simple tutorial for a kitty cat bead or ornament.  Full directions for the kitty cat bead, figurine, or decoration are available in the front sections of Christi’s “Cats” book.  The “cat body” tutorial will come on the blog as a bonus Friesen project post on Tuesday – cool huh?  Are you ready to get started? Let’s begin making your own cat bead tutorial. Continue reading Make Your Own Christi Friesen Style Kitty Bead

The Friesen Project: Polymer Clay Fish Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Fish Tutorial on Kater's Acres Clay Blog

Are you ready to swim away into a world of underwater adventures?

Polymer Clay Fish Tutorial on Kater's Acres Clay Blog

It’s a Polymer Clay Fish … Tutorial!

STOP LAUGHING AT MY FUNNY FISH!  Okay, seriously, I know she looks funny … but there’s a reason this fish looks this way.  You see, I wanted to recreate the “flying fish” from the Flying Fish Market (Pike’s Place Market) in Seattle.  So this fish is made to look like she’s just been “flung” through the air and of course you can’t be flung through the air without your tongue falling out of your mouth, I mean really, I don’t think that’s possible … do you?!  Okay … never mind, onto the polymer clay fish tutorial then, shall we?

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Friesen Friday Project: Starfish & Seahorses!

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Christi Friesen Style Polymer Clay Starfish & Seahorse Tutorials on KatersAcres Polymer Clay Blog

Are you ready to begin today’s awesome polymer clay tutorial?

Blow the whistles, pull out the sparkling beverages, throw the confetti … it’s FRIESEN FRIDAY! Let me first apologize to each of you for not having this tutorial posted 12 hours ago, I have been away and clumsy (or forgetful) me left my book at home. *insert audible gasp here* Today’s project has two pieces, each smaller than last week’s turtles, most likely. Continue reading Friesen Friday Project: Starfish & Seahorses!

Make Your Own Christi Friesen Style Polymer Clay Turtle Tutorial

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Make Your Own Christi Friesen Style Polymer Clay Turtle Tutorial

Make Your Own Christi Friesen Style Polymer Clay Sea Turtle Tutorial on KatersAcres Blog

YAY! It’s Friesen Friday!

Another Friday is here and do you know what that means? It means it’s time to party, Christi Friesen style!  As I mentioned last week, this is one of my top 3 favorite of Christi’s books.  So let’s not wait any longer shall we? Let’s dive Under the Sea and let’s do a polymer clay turtle tutorial … shall we?!

As with all the tutorials in the Friesen Project, please remember that these tutorials are done in an abbreviated format, with Christi Friesen’s expressed permission.  These tutorials are written and designed to be used in conjunction with the Beyond Sculptures Book 3, Under the Sea.

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Polymer Clay Frog Tutorial – Friesen Friday Book 2, Week 4

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How to Make a Polymer Clay Frog Tutorial by @KatersAcres on https://katersacres.com

Well, this is the final week in our Jungle Book … I have really enjoyed this book, especially this week’s tutorial!  I had so much fun making Señor Froggy and I can’t wait to share him with you!  

And now, without any further ado, let’s get started with this polymer clay frog tutorial.

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