Polymer Clay Gemstones: The Art of Deception

Polymer Clay Gemstones: The Art of Deception by Randee Ketzel and Kim Schlenke | May 2016 Polymer Clay Book of the Month

Polymer Clay Gemstones, The Art of Deception

by Randee Ketzel & Kim Schlinke

Polymer Clay Book of the Month

If you are new to KatersAcres, my goal with everything that I do here on the website is to make polymer clay engaging, fun, and accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be a professional artist to use this unique, versatile, and readily available medium. One of the things I’m doing in 2016 is choosing one polymer clay book of the month to share with you.

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Fairies, Gnomes, & Trolls by Maureen Carlson

Polymer Clay Book of Month - April - Fairies, Gnomes, & Trolls by Maureen Carlson

Fairies, Gnomes, & Trolls

by Maureen Carlson

Polymer Clay Book of Month - April - Fairies, Gnomes, & Trolls by Maureen Carlson

Polymer Clay Book of the Month

If you are new to KatersAcres, welcome to the clay fun, wonderful, a tiny-bit crazy, but mostly a laid back learning zone! If you are not new to KatersAcres, welcome back. My goal with everything that I do here on the website is to make polymer clay engaging, fun, and accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be a professional artist to use this versatile medium. One of the new things I’m doing in 2016 is choosing one polymer clay book of the month to share with you. These books may be brand new, like January’s “Dogs” Book by Christi Friesen, or older and well loved, like this month’s Fairies, Gnomes, & Trolls by Maureen Carlson.

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March Polymer Clay Book of the Month – Images on Clay by Barbara McGuire

Polymer Clay Book of Month - March - Images on Clay I and 2 by Barbara McGuire

Images on Clay & Images on Clay II

by Barbara McGuire

Polymer Clay Book of Month - March - Images on Clay I and 2 by Barbara McGuire

Polymer Clay Books of the Month

If you are new to KatersAcres, welcome to the clay FUN ZONE! If you are not new to KatersAcres, welcome back. My goal with everything that I do here on the website is to make polymer clay engaging, fun, and accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be a professional artist to use this versatile medium. One of the new things I’m doing in 2016 is choosing one polymer clay book of the month to share with you. These books may be brand new, like January’s “Dogs” Book by Christi Friesen, or older and well loved, like this month’s Images on Clay series by Barbara McGuire.

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January Polymer Clay Book of the Month: Dogs!

Polymer Clay Book of the Month "DOGS!" by Christi Friesen | CLICK to read the review & enter to win your own copy

Earlier this week I announced my plans for KatersAcres blog in 2016. [You can read the post here] One of those things is that each month I will introduce you to a ‘polymer clay book of the month.’ This book may be new, it may be old … but one thing will be sure. It’s a book that I like and think that you will too. I have several big artists and their books lined up all year, so be sure to check back on the first Friday of every month.

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Top Five Polymer Clay Books

Top 5 Polymer Books by KatersAcres

Top Five Series

Polymer Clay Books

If you are a bibliophile (like I am) then books are your thing. This also means that books are very personal. Books take on a life of their own, even instructional based books. I have assembled the “top five” polymer clay books, based on my opinion alone. I will also recommend an additional 3 books that also rank very high on my list, and in fact made this a very hard decision in 3 of my categories.

If you are a polymer clay artist and would like to recommend a polymer clay book that perhaps didn’t make my cut, feel free to do so in the comments below.

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Sculpting Santa Book Review

Sculpting Santa Polymer Clay Book Review by KatersAcres

By Michele Barrow-Bélisle

The Promotional Front-Matter

It’s the promotional front-matter that sells books for the most part, right? Right. Here’s what Amazon has to say about it:

Create a beautiful one of a kind life-like Santa figure with the this inspiring book. Filled with easy to follow instructions, tips and techniques by professional artist and sculptor Michele Barrow-Belisle, this book will guide you to create your own polymer clay sculptures.

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Polymer Clay Book Review: Flourish Book One “Flora” by Christi Friesen

The Friesen Project: Polymer Clay Designs Inspired by Christi Friesen & Flourish

Well all, this is the final book review for Christi Friesen for the Friesen Project of 2013. It has been a great year filled with projects, fun, and much more. I certainly hope that you have enjoyed it and had fun getting to know your clay once again. Look for another HUGE project coming your way for 2014 and a new FB group to join as well. Next years project will be much different, but very fun & enjoyable! Continue reading Polymer Clay Book Review: Flourish Book One “Flora” by Christi Friesen

Book Review: Marie Segal’s “The Polymer Clay Artist’s Guide: A Directory of Mixes, Colors, Textures, Faux Finishes, and Surface Effects

Marie Segal's The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide Book Review by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Book Review

Marie Segal's The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide Book Review by KatersAcres

It’s time for another great polymer clay book review! I have done many book reviews (mostly of Christi Friesen’s books because of the Friesen Project) and I have yet to do a negative book review.  Don’t get excited, this is NOT going to be a negative review! But maybe day I will find the courage to write on one of my books that doesn’t live up to what I want it to. But I feel bad putting people’s hard work down … so we’ll leave that dilemma for another day.

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Polymer Clay & Mixed Media Together at Last Book Review

Friesen Friday - Polymer Clay & Mixed Media Together at Last Book Review

Polymer Clay Book Review

Friesen Friday - Polymer Clay & Mixed Media Together at Last Book Review

It’s time to begin … another Christi Friesen book. This is the second to the last book that we will conquer together for the Friesen Project of 2013. So, without any further ado, let’s open up the book and get started!

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Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Book Review “Steampunkery”

Friesen Fridays - Steampunkery by Christi Friesen | Book Review & Weekly Projects

Polymer Clay & Mixed Media Book by Christi Friesen

STEAMPUNKERY

Steampunkery Polymer Clay Book by Christi Friesen

 Polymer Clay Book Review & Project Listing

Every month you get to hear my “low down” on the Christi Friesen book that we are working through that month. This month is no exception! Today’s book review however is going to send you straight to the “check out” and pick this awesome book up!

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Friesen Friday: Book Review & Project Listing for Book 7 – Woodland Creatures

Friesen Fridays - Book 7 of the Friesen Project for 2013

It’s here, a brand new book, new projects, and of course oodles of fun! Remember: Tutorials can not be completed without the book.  Please order the book here.

How are You Doing?

I hope that each and every one of you are enjoying your journey through Christi’s books.  By now you have had the opportunity to make approximately 25 projects! Wow, that’s a lot of projects.  If you are behind or are missing projects, you can easily get the tutorial listing and link to purchase the books here.

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Birds of a Feather by Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Book Review

Friesen Fridays - Book 6 Birds of a Feather Book Review

Another month has come and gone and it’s time to kick off summer with my favorite of all Christi’s books: Birds of a Feather.  With summer comes outside activities, vacations, time with friends, and for many much less time in your studios.  Because of this we are taking two summer months to have some fun, relax, and play!

I really enjoy all of Christi’s books, but there are some polymer clay books that I LOVE to review and this is one of those books.  I do not necessarily have a “thing” for birds, (okay, maybe I do a little bit).  This book is jam PACKED with awesome tutorials, tips, fun, and or course Christi’s humor.

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