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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,
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Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

Posted on June 27, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

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.


Materials:

Polymer Clay Sunset Pendant Tutorial

  • Sunset Pendant Tutorial STEPS by Katie Oskin of KatersAcresFully 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.

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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EasyCuffs with Teresa Pandora Salgado

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Product Reviews, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Teresa Pandora Salgado - Stylish & Fun Easy Cuff Bracelets

EasyCuffs Polymer Clay Bracelet Kit

Teresa Pandora Salgado - Stylish & Fun Easy Cuff Bracelets

with Teresa Pandora Salgado

Using TinyPandora’s EasyCuffs Bracelet Kit

Get Your EasyCuffs Kit Here

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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EasyCuffs Tutorial with Teresa Pandora Salgado

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay EasyCuffs Tutorial with Teresa Pandora Salgado

EasyCuffs Tutorial

Polymer Clay EasyCuffs Tutorial with Teresa Pandora Salgado

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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Pinecone & Leaf Pendant

Posted on November 19, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Winter Pendant: Pinecone, Leaves, & Berries by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Tutorial

Polymer Clay Winter Pendant: Pinecone, Leaves, & Berries by KatersAcres

Winter Pendant Tutorial

Pinecone with Leaves & Berries

Join me later today for a winter pendant tutorial (via video) with Brenda Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques as we bring you a fabulous and easy way to make your own pinecone with leaves and berries!

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Brass & Gemstone Dragon Pendant Tutorial

Posted on October 25, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Dragon Pendant Tutorial Using Brass & Gemstones by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay & Brass

Gemstone Dragon Pendant Tutorial

Polymer Clay Dragon Pendant Tutorial Using Brass & Gemstones by KatersAcres

This polymer clay and gemstone dragon pendant tutorial will teach you how to make your own dragon pendant with a few basic supplies. This is a very simple tutorial geared toward novice polymer clay sculptors. It will show you the basics of creating your own gemstone dragon pendant. Feel free to embellish and add detail to your own pendant. Read More

Faux Arrowhead Necklace Tutorial

Posted on October 11, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Faux Arrowhead Necklace Tutorial by KatersAcres

Faux Arrowhead Necklace TutorialFaux Arrowhead Necklace Tutorial by KatersAcres

Learn how to make your own faux arrowhead with faux bone components for this prehistoric necklace relic. Parker’s Clayful Tutorials Club Members are taking a journey through time this month with our Prehistoric Theme. Don’t miss these other prehistoric tutorials:

Woolly Mammoth * Faux Arrowhead Pendant * Sabertooth Tiger * Cave Paintings Background * Caveman (Coming Soon)

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City Skyline Brooch Tutorial for Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

Posted on April 12, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay City Skyline Brooch Tutorial by KatersAcres | CLICK to get this FREE Polymer Clay Tutorial

Polymer Clay Tutorial

Polymer Clay City Skyline Brooch Tutorial by KatersAcres | CLICK to get this FREE Polymer Clay Tutorial

City Skyline Brooch Tutorial

There’s something special about a city skyline. They’re gorgeous, mysterious, and make a great accessory too! This free polymer clay tutorial will show you the basic steps to making your own polymer clay skyline brooch. Enjoy & feel free to share.

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Tutorial of the Month: Beadmaker’s Bundle from The Blue Bottle Tree

Posted on March 1, 2016 in Product Reviews, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

The Blue Bottle Tree - Beadmakers Bundle

The Blue Bottle Tree

The Blue Bottle Tree - Beadmakers Bundle

Beadmaker’s Bundle from The Blue Bottle Tree

Beadmaker’s Bundle from The Blue Bottle Tree is sure to inspire your polymer clay bead making this season. I’d like to  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 my darling friend, Ginger Davis Allman from The Blue Bottle Tree.

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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 Winter Steampunk Pendant Tutorial

Posted on January 12, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Winter Steampunk Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Winter Steampunk Pendant Tutorial

Polymer Clay Winter Steampunk Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

If you’ve been around KatersAcres for awhile, you already know that one of my favorite seasons is winter. In honor of that, here is a FREE polymer clay winter steampunk pendant tutorial you might enjoy. Feel free to share it with others.

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Steampunk Fall Leaf Pendants

Posted on September 18, 2015 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Steampunk Leaf Pendants Tutorial by KatersAcres

Steampunk Fall Leaf Pendants

Polymer Clay Steampunk Leaf Pendants Tutorial by KatersAcres

Fun, Funky, & Perfect for Autumn

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Polymer Clay Rose Assemblage Pendant Tutorial

Posted on June 13, 2015 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Mini Rose Assemblage Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Rose Assemblage Pendant Tutorial

Mini Rose Assemblage Tutorial by KatersAcres

Make Your Own Rose Pendant with Brass Stampings & Polymer Clay

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June Pavelka Project: Inro Amulett

Posted on June 5, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project by Katie Oskin

June Pavelka Project

Polymer Clay Inro Amulet Tutorial

The 2015 Pavelka Project by Lisa Pavelka & KatersAcres

Welcome back for month 6 of our project. For you mixed media and jewelry lovers out there, this polymer clay Inro Amulet project is sure to be a winner.

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