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Easy Faux Crackle Tutorial – Overlay Technique

Posted on July 21, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Faux Crackle Technique Tutorial by KatersAcres

Easy Faux Crackle Technique Tutorial – Overlay Technique

Polymer Clay Faux Crackle Technique Tutorial by KatersAcres

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!

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Faux Beach Glass Tutorial

Posted on July 7, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Faux Beach Glass Tutorial by KatersAcres

Easy Faux Beach Glass Tutorial

Faux Beach Glass Tutorial by KatersAcres

 

This Faux Beach Glass Tutorial will make the perfect summer accessories for home, decor, or even jewelry! Parker’s Clayful 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!


Materials:

Faux Beach Glass Tutorial

  • Faux Beach Glass Tutorial by KatersAcresSeparate one full block of Premo! Frost polymer clay into 8 equally proportioned pieces.
  • Fully condition each piece of  Premo! polymer clay individually.
  • Choose 6-8 light colored alcohol inks (I chose inks by Ranger) to tint your clay.
    • If you choose 6 colors, you will use only 6 sections of your block. 7 colors, 7 sections, etc, etc, etc.
  • Add only 2-3 drops of each light colored alcohol ink per mini conditioned clay sheet.
    • NOTE: These drops will bake DARKER thank they currently appear. For this project, less is more.
  • Tip: If you are using a “bright” or “bold” alcohol ink by ranger, use ONLY 1 drop of alcohol ink!
  • Use a dry finger to swirl the alcohol onto the surface of the mini sheet.
  • Allow to dry fully.
  • Once the alcohol ink is dry, condition the clay again fully combining the ink into the clay.
  • When the ink is combined into the clay you will have new vibrant sheets of clay!
  • Form these sheets into small shards/pieces of beach glass using your fingers.
    • I got about 3 pieces of faux glass from each 1/8 portion of block I used.
  • Pierce with toothpicks or bead pins before baking.
  • Bake your faux glass for 45 minutes at 275 degrees covered in foil.
  • After baking use your faux beach glass pieces as desired.

To achieve a more realistic faux beach glass result, please see this fabulous tutorial from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,
Free polymer clay tutorials are made possible by Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club Members.

Polymer Clay Faux Cloisonne Beads

Posted on June 21, 2017 in Polymer Clay, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Faux CLOISONNE BEADS Tutorial by KatersAcres for Polyform

Polymer Clay Faux Cloisonne Beads

Polymer Clay Faux CLOISONNE BEADS Tutorial by KatersAcres for Polyform

Love the look of Cloisonné but can’t afford it? Make Your Own.

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Polymer Clay Gemstones: The Art of Deception

Posted on May 6, 2016 in Product Reviews by Katie Oskin

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

 

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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Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month: Faux Batik

Posted on April 5, 2016 in Product Reviews by Katie Oskin

Faux Batik Tutorial by Lorraine Vogel

Lorraine Vogel from Wire Orchid | Polymer Clay Artist

Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month:

Faux Batik Technique

by Lorraine VogelFaux Batik Tutorial by Lorraine Vogel

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and you know what that means?! It means that I introduce you to our polymer clay tutorial of the month! [Click here to see past tutorials of the month.] This month I bring none other than the wonderful talented Lorraine Vogel from Wired Orchid Jewelry.

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Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic Mosaic Bead Tutorial

Posted on February 16, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay FREE Tutorial for Faux Dichroic Mosaic Beads by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic

Polymer Clay FREE Tutorial Faux Dichroic Mosaic Beads by Katie Oskin

Mosaic Bead Tutorial

For the month of February, our polymer clay tutorial of the month is Lisa Pavelka’s Faux Dichroic Glass. Please see this post for more information on this free tutorial, including where to get it.

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Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month – Faux Dichroic Glass

Posted on February 2, 2016 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Polymer Clay, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month, February 2016 - Faux Dichroics with Lisa Pavelka | CLICK to get your FREE Tutorial

Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month:

Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month, February 2016 - Faux Dichroics with Lisa Pavelka | CLICK to get your FREE Tutorial

Faux Dichroic Glass

with Lisa Pavelka

Learning and adapting new tricks with polymer clay is always fun! This month we are going to explore faux dichroic glass techniques using our favorite medium, polymer clay. This past year, Lisa Pavelka and I collaborated on a year long polymer clay project. To say “thank you” to all who participated, Lisa is joining us once again for a tutorial and giveaway (come back Friday).

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Faux Pen & Ink on Polymer Clay Tutorial

Posted on September 1, 2015 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Faux Pen & Ink on Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay TutorialFaux Pen & Ink on Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres

Faux Pen & Ink

So, last week I was in the throws of a really neat design idea. I’m a member of Christi’s Neighborhood and our project theme last month was called “Once Upon a Time.” Thoroughly inspired by the theme, I played around with the idea for several weeks before it formulated in my mind … Rumpelstinltskin.

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Faux Turquoise Tutorial

Posted on March 6, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

March Pavelka Project: Faux Turquoise Technique by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Tutorial

 

March Pavelka Project: Faux Turquoise Technique by KatersAcres

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Faux Ivory Polymer Clay Tutorial

Posted on March 6, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

March Pavelka Project: Faux Ivory Technique by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Faux Ivory Tutorial

March Pavelka Project: Faux Ivory Technique by KatersAcres

 

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Faux Cinnabar Tutorial

Posted on March 6, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

March Pavelka Project: Faux Cinnabar Technique by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Faux Cinnabar Tutorial

March Pavelka Project: Faux Cinnabar Technique by KatersAcres

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Pavelka Project: March – Faux Techniques

Posted on March 6, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

March Pavelka Project: Faux Techniques of Turquoise, Ivory, & Cinnabar by KatersAcres

March Pavelka Project

Polymer Clay Faux Techniques

March Pavelka Project: Faux Techniques of Turquoise, Ivory, & Cinnabar by KatersAcres

Cinnabar, Ivory, & Turquoise

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Polymer Clay Book Tutorial

Posted on September 9, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Book Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Book Tutorial:

Instructions, Photographs, & More

Polymer Clay Book Tutorial by KatersAcres

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Faux Jade Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Posted on July 17, 2014 in Creative Prompts, In My Studio by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Faux Jade

Faux Jade Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Faux Jade

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Polymer Clay Tutorial: Faux Wax Seals

Posted on June 24, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

DIY Polymer Clay Faux Wax Seals Made Using Stamps by KatersAcres

DIY Project

DIY Polymer Clay Faux Wax Seals Made Using Stamps by KatersAcres

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