Tag Archives: mixed media

Colors of Spring are Bright, Bold, & Vivid

Posted on April 20, 2017 in Creative Prompts by Katie Oskin

Colors of Spring for Polymer Clay & Acrylic Paints

Bold, Bright, & Vivid Colors of Spring

Colors of Spring for Polymer Clay & Acrylic Paints

Colors of Spring are those colors that make me feel happy, bouncy, and rejuvenated. Are there certain colors of Spring that you automatically gravitate to? Maybe it’s because of the way that they make you feel? Perhaps it’s because of the clothes you wear? Or maybe it’s because it’s some preconceived notion you already have. Today let’s look at some vibrant colors to liven up your old spring pastel palettes.

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Acrylic Paints for Polymer Clay

Posted on March 28, 2017 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin

Acrylic Paints for Polymer Clay | My favorite acrylics to use with polymer clay - CLICK to read the article now

Acrylic Paints for Polymer Clay

Acrylic Paints for Polymer Clay | My favorite acrylics to use with polymer clay - CLICK to read the article now

Acrylics paints for polymer clay? Absolutely! Acrylic paints have been used safely for years with polymer clay. I have written about the use of acrylics with polymer several times here on the site. (See the linked articles at the end of this post.) Today I will share with you my four most used acrylic paints. You may enjoy these acrylic paints for polymer clay sculpting, jewelry making, or many other polymer clay disciplines too.

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Valentine’s Day Book Tutorial

Posted on January 31, 2017 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

DIY Polymer Clay Valentine's Day Book Tutorial by KatersAcres | CLICK to learn how to make your own

Polymer Clay Valentine’s Day Book Tutorial

DIY Polymer Clay Valentine's Day Book Tutorial by KatersAcres | CLICK to learn how to make your own

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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WIP Wednesday: Winter Art Girl

Posted on December 28, 2016 in Tutorials, Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

Winter Wonderland Snow Girl Midori Dashboard by KatersAcres | WIP Wednesday

WIP WEDNESDAY

Winter Art Girl, A Mini-Tutorial

Winter Girl Midori Dashboard by KatersAcres | WIP Wednesday

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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Cave Paintings Background Tutorial

Posted on October 28, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Cave Paintings Background Tutorial by KatersAcres | Click for FREE project & PDF

Cave Paintings Background Tutorial

Using Polymer Clay & Mixed Media

Cave Paintings Background Tutorial by KatersAcres | Click for FREE project & PDF

This cave paintings background tutorial will show you how to make your own backdrop for your prehistoric creations. 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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Art Journal Page from Veneers

Posted on July 12, 2016 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Art Journal Page from Scraps Tutorial by KatersAcres

Art Journal Page from Polymer Clay Mixed Media Scraps

Polymer Clay Art Journal Page from Scraps Tutorial by KatersAcres

Find yourself making oodles of clay veneers from my Faux Collage Techniques tutorial or other veneer tutorials? If so then you’ve likely realized something … stamps, paints, and so much more end up in the trash … why, because you had to clean your tools before you reused them or put them away. Enter my friend, “Can’t Bear It.” “Can’t Bear It” is the name of my art journal that I “clean” my products on. From my scrapers, brushes, stamps and more …

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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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The Making of “JunglePunk” a Polymer Clay Mask

Posted on January 15, 2016 in Creative Prompts, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

"JunglePunk" Polymer Clay Mask by Katie Oskin of KatersAcres | Join the Challenge, make your own, and enter to win prizes

A Polymer Clay Mask

Behind the Scenes – The Making of “JunglePunk”

"JunglePunk" Polymer Clay Mask by Katie Oskin of KatersAcres | Join the Challenge, make your own, and enter to win prizes

One of the things I love about polymer clay is its versatility. This polymer clay mask is make from a base of polymer clay, with hand sculpted polymer clay leaves and jungle themed vines. Want to see how it’s made?

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Polymer Clay Ornaments: 1 Idea – 5 Different Ways

Posted on December 22, 2015 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Ornaments: One Idea, Five Ways | CLICK to learn how to make your own

Polymer Clay Ornaments

Polymer Clay Ornaments: One Idea, Five Ways | CLICK to learn how to make your own

1 Idea – 5 Different Ways

Have you ever wanted to make something but you were tired of making it the same old way? Today’s polymer clay tip will demonstrate how to take one idea and make 5 different things. Specifically? Polymer clay ornaments! [Don’t miss last week’s series of 5 polymer clay ornaments you can make in under 10 minutes each!] Today however, this one idea, five ways are not just any ornaments, but they are polymer clay Christmas tree ornaments with Christmas trees on them. Sounds boring right? Perhaps not as much as you’d think.

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December Pavelka Project

Posted on December 4, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

December 2015 #PavelkaProject

Polymer Clay Word Ornament Tutorial

 

December - Pavelka Project

Making a Polymer Clay Word Ornament

The time has arrived … the final month of, the Pavelka Project. This month we a doing another more ‘open-ended’ project for you. This month we are using the book, Quick & Easy Gifts with Polymer Clay, and using the ornament idea. The “word” that you choose does NOT have to be a holiday word, maybe it’s your family name, child’s name, pet’s name, or word of the year. In any case, the ornament should be small enough to hang on a tree or on a door.

My take on Lisa’s tutorial is shown below. I used many similar techniques, but you can make your word ornament however you’d like. I’ve combined textured clay, stamping, & mica powders into a sophisticated take on the word “Noel” as in “the First Noel.” Lisa offers literally dozens of ideas throughout all her books on techniques, color palettes, and so much more. [Order your books here] I also have over 150 tutorials here on the site you could use to get ideas to decorate your jar.

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November Pavelka Project – Santa Jar Tutorial

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

November Pavelka Project Challenge | Decorate a Jar

November 2015 #PavelkaProject

Polymer Clay Santa Jar Tutorial

November Pavelka Project Challenge | Decorate a Jar

 

Making a Polymer Clay Covered Jar

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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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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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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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Fall Festival Polymer Clay Necklace Tutorial

Posted on September 26, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Fall Festival Jewelry Tutorial by KatersAcres

NEW Fall Festival Polymer Clay Necklace Tutorial

Fall Festival Jewelry Tutorial by KatersAcres

Once again today I’m traveling to spend time with the dazzling crew over at B’Sue Boutiques. Today we are going to be shooting a video on how to make the component parts to make your own polymer clay fall festival necklace.

Other Information You Will Need:

Fall Festival PDF Supplemental

Organic Flower Pod Tutorial * Organic Flower Pod PDF Supplemental

Polymer Clay Color Theory for Beginners

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