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.Continue reading The Flight of the Macaws
July Pavelka Project
Polymer Clay Sutton Slice Technique
Polymer Clay Covered Birdhouse Tutorial
Welcome back for month 7 of our project. This month finds us with another tutorial that is based around a technique. What does this mean? It means that you can make whatever you want and enter it to win, as long as it uses the Sutton Slice Technique.
Just in time for spring, this adorable fluffy bird is quick and easy to make.
My newest project for Polyform is part of my series of blog posts from the month of April. This project uses my favorite, Premo! polymer clay. Don’t forget to make this fluffy bird in as many colors as you can dream, create, and blend.
Polymer Clay Bird Tutorials REVISITED! Since we are in the Mixed Media Book, I got a request from several of you asking if we could “please, oh please” make birds again. In the case of a couple of those requests, it was because you took time off from the Friesen Project this summer. For others of you it was because you just love birds that much. In either case, we’re going to be doing birds again this week! So break out the clay, it’s time for a bird tutorials. Continue reading Polymer Clay Bird Tutorials: The Friesen Project Revisited
It’s Friesen Friday! Shout & throw up banners, get out the clay and start to play!
It’s Friesen Friday once again (insert wild applause, cheers, laughter, and dance moves here) …. I hope that you have been having a good time making birds over the past two months. I know that I have! Today’s project is not from the “Birds of a Feather” Book, but examples of it can be found in the birds book with fancy birds, plain birds, and exciting birds of each of every page! This bird tutorial is actually from Christi Friesen’s other awesome book, “Polymer Clay & Mixed Media Together at Last.” Make sure to get this book before it goes out of print. Let’s get started, shall we?!
YAY! It’s HERE! The Friesen Friday project you’ve been waiting for! I think every week I tell you that this week’s project is my favorite, so I will definitely refrain from saying that again … but … this was so much fun!!! I LOVED IT! I could make lots of these and then make lots more. So without any further yakity-yak … let’s get started!Continue reading Friesen Friday: Polymer Clay Flamingo Tutorial
You know what time it is? Yep, it’s FRIESEN FRIDAY! That means that today is going to be another awesome tutorial from Christi Friesen. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying your projects for this summer. I also hope that you are taking just a few hours to make some of Christi’s beautiful projects. Today’s project is a polymer clay penguin tutorial. Bring on the icebergs! Continue reading Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial from Christi Friesen
Polymer Clay Owl Tutorial
Well, yesterday was quite the day around here. And because I love you all so much … despite that we lost power for over 4 hours in the afternoon, I was so dedicated to each one of you that I had to finish my owl. So in the picture above you can see the bright and shiny studio that I usually get to work in …. along with yesterday’s claying conditions. YIPES! So, without further ado, let’s get on with our projects today, shall we? Continue reading Friesen Friday: Owl Mania!
In honor of the two months of birdie fun we’re having here at KatersAcres, here’s another classic fun figurine that you can make to enjoy yourself! This DIY polymer clay puffin tutorial is perfect for beginners and advanced artists alike. Continue reading Polymer Clay Puffin Tutorial
POLYMER CLAY PEACOCK TUTORIAL
For the summer months, the Friesen Project is going to look a little bit different. As I explained in the opening Friesen Friday of June, many of the tutorials for the Christi Friesen projects are coming from online resources. This being said, today’s project is not a complete tutorial. The tutorial can be found elsewhere online (see project information and link below). I had a lot of fun creating my polymer clay peacocks, in fact I made several of them. So get out your clay and let’s get started!
SCULPTED BIRDS TUTORIAL
The much awaiting and highly anticipated “Birds of a Feather” book by Christi Friesen has begun. (*Three Cheers for Christi’s awesome book*). I think I mentioned in my last post, thought it always bears repeating, that this is my favorite Christi Friesen book. Perhaps it’s because I really enjoy making birds, or maybe it’s because I enjoy feeding birds, or maybe it’s because my favorite food is chicken?!?! Whatever the reason, I am so excited to kick off this month with Christi’s awesome “Lil’ Blob Birds” from her book. These are so addicting … I made 6 the first sitting and about a dozen in the next. They are fun! So get your clay out, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get started! Continue reading Little Sculpted Birds Tutorial