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.
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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.
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Easy Faux Crackle Technique Tutorial – Overlay Technique
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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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!
Faux Beach Glass Tutorial
- Separate 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.
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Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant 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.
Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial
- Fully condition your Premo! polymer clay.
- Choose colors to make a simple Skinner Blend. This particular blend was made using my Sunset Skinner Blend recipe.
- Cut out a small portion of the blend.
- Place on a sheet of black clay rolled on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
- Cut out any shape (using cutters or a blade) that is pleasing to your eye.
- Use your finger (check out the Christi Twisty technique) or a stamp to lightly texture the background.
- Add some light blue (or white) lines in various places for clouds.
- Add a few green “islands” if you’d like as well.
- Use a sculpting tool to “paint” the clouds and give them texture. Do the same for the islands.
- Now you need a focal point … why not some lovely palm trees? Not only that, but you could also use birds or a hammock, an owl or some deer, or how about a bear? Not to mention that you could add some water to the bottom for a wide variety of other options too.
- When you are finished add some highlights with some mica powders or chalk powders.
- Bake your pendant for 45 minutes at 275 degrees.
- After baking, add a bail to your pendant. Finish as desired.
See this article for an example on backing your piece and why it’s important to finish your pendant properly.
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Polymer Clay Faux Cloisonne Beads
Love the look of Cloisonné but can’t afford it? Make Your Own.
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Memorial Day Stars Tutorial from Polymer Clay
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.
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Polymer Clay Scrappy Tutorial by Martin Pottjewijd
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!
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Here’s a simple easy polymer clay ladybug tutorial to make your own tiny little miniatures for yourself. If you joined me yesterday to read about my Into the Forest submission, then you saw these tiny little caned Lady Bugs parading. Now you can make your own. Enjoy!
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Free Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Tutorials
Here’s our free polymer clay Valentine’s Day tutorials that you might like to try your creativity with to make for someone you love this upcoming Valentine’s Day. With over 200 free polymer clay tutorials here on KatersAcres, it can be a daunting task to remember where they all are. Valentine’s Day is a favorite Hallmark holiday of many and a joy to create for, and these tutorials showcase a portion of that love! Come try out these free tutorials below.
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Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Book Tutorial
This DIY polymer clay Valentine’s Day book tutorial will show you how to make a cute little book for someone you love this Valentine’s Day. You can fill the book with whatever sentiments you’d like. Here’s a few ideas for you: coupons, reasons why (the recipient) is loved, positive affirmations, love quotes, love scriptures, special memories with your loved one, or anything else you’d like to include. Are you ready? Let’s get started!
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EasyCuffs Polymer Clay Bracelet Kit
with Teresa Pandora Salgado
Using TinyPandora’s EasyCuffs Bracelet Kit
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There’s few things that are as fun as making your own cuff bracelets, unless you’re using Teresa Pandora Salgado’s EasyCuffs Bracelet kit. Teresa has taken ALL the guess work out of making cuff bracelets for you. She’s come up with a fast, fun, & easy way to make polymer clay cuff bracelets in three fun sizes. With EasyCuffs there’s a cuff bracelet for everyone from your best friend, niece, aunt, grandma, and even your sister-in-laws best friend’s, aunt’s niece! Yep, Teresa’s got you covered. If you haven’t visited TinyPandora, be sure to stop by.
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Making your own polymer clay cuff bracelets couldn’t be easier with this EasyCuffs Tutorial from Teresa Pandora Salgado. Learn to make your own easy, simple, & quick bracelets using Teresa Pandora Salgado’s EasyCuffs bracelet kit.
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Winter Art Girl, A Mini-Tutorial
Fresh Perspectives: A Change in Medium
I love mixed media. Especially mixed media that centers around paper, paint, and collaged elements; like this Winter Art Girl. There’s just something about collage that I have always been drawn to and always enjoyed. Today’s WIP Wednesday is about taking a break from your “main art form” to express yourself and your heart through another art medium. Come on over and join me to see my Winter Wonderland Snow Girl. I made this as a dashboard for my Traveler’s Notebook. As a bonus today I’ll teach you to make your own.
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5 Days of Ornaments
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer … well, as least his cute little feet that is! The holidays are so much fun, especially when the 5 Days of Christmas Ornaments are here! This years series is a lot of fun and all about … feet! Today we bring you another cute ornament with Reindeer Feet.
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