You’ve heard it said many times in polymer clay books, in tutorials, and most likely many other places that there is “no such thing as scrap clay.” But there’s a trick to gaining usable scrap clay and not just a mess of murky, brown, dirty ugliness.Continue reading No Such Thing as Scrap Clay Tutorial
Sometimes you get stuck in a creativity rut, you don’t know where to go and it seems like getting out is taking forever. I’ve had those times. I’ve gone through them and I’ve come out on the other side wondering where my creativity went, where it wandered off to, and why it ‘left’ in the first place.Continue reading Creative License
- Skill Level: Basic Knowledge of Polymer Clay
- Minimum Supplies Needed: Basic Supplies & 1 Cup of Coffee
- Time to make 1 Mokume Gane Loaf: Approximately 45 minutes
This is a great polymer clay tutorial that has many uses. Mokume-gane can be used in beads, projects, jewelry, covering, and even as a background for textured and embossed pieces. Mokume-gane is versatile and offers hundreds of color combinations, color palettes, and unique design patterns, that you can not simply plan.
Edited & Rewritten: 2/21/23Continue reading Polymer Clay Mokume-Gane Tutorial
Since Fall has finally arrived in NW Pennsylvania, this polymer clay color recipe may be just what you’ve been waiting for. This color was the color palette that I showcased on my Facebook Page several weeks ago. The dark sunset fuschia color in the top right was the most highly requested from this color palette. So without further ado… here’s that color recipe for you.Continue reading Fall Sunset Color Recipe for Premo Polymer Clay
Since Spring has finally arrived, this polymer clay color palette may be just what you’ve been waiting for. To read how this color palette came about and see all the other color recipes in this palette, please see this post.
Ever thought of making a bird feeder? There are a wide variety of things you can do with polymer clay to spruce up your yard this Spring season. I love living in the woods and feeding my birds in just one of my many joys. This tabletop bird feeder is made entirely from polymer clay. This spring you can make your own to sit in a garden, next to your plants, on even on a tabletop, on anywhere you can think of.
Did you know that you don’t always need to come up with color palettes from scratch? There are a wide variety of websites and resources available to help you. Using color palettes as inspiration to make your own palettes from polymer clay is a quick and easy way to coordinate your jewelry, sculptures clothing or accessories, backgrounds and so much more. Today, I’m going to show you how it’s done with a beautiful color palette from ColorPalettes.net.Continue reading Using Color Palettes as Inspiration in Polymer Clay
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.Continue reading Faux Leather Sculpted Flowers from Polymer Clay
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.
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!Continue reading Easy Faux Crackle Tutorial – Overlay Technique
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!
Free Polymer Clay Jewelry 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.
Love the look of Cloisonné but can’t afford it? Make Your Own.
Sometimes you just need that perfect something to go with a new outfit. Sometimes even as a sculptor you want to make some beads. Here’s a new take on a very old classic.
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!
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; and in the magazine too. Now you can make your own with the worksheet!
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.