Flower Pod Pendant Tutorial

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Polymer Clay Flower Pod Pendant Tutorial by KatersAcres

FREE Flower Pod Pendant Tutorial Video by B’Sue Boutiques

Instant Download, PDF Project Sheet with tips, tricks, & helpful links

What a fun adventure I’m going on today! Today I’m traveling to East Palestine, Ohio to join with Brenda Landsdowne from B’Sue Boutiques to film a new project tutorial for you. These flower pod pendants can be adapted to fit right into your jewelry creations and are on point for any season. This flower pod pendant tutorial will teach you everything you know to create a fabulous focal piece for your creation.

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Polymer Clay Tutorial: Faux Wax Seals

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DIY Polymer Clay Faux Wax Seals Made Using Stamps by KatersAcres

Faux Wax Seals, Polymer Clay Tutorial

KatersAcres Packaging: Collectible bags with faux wax seals of authenticity

Have you ever been completely fascinated by something? When I was younger I used to write letters all the time and seal them with wax seals, because I thought they were neat. They always reminded me of some Royal Kingdom far, far away. To this day, they still do. I picture ladies in a billowy dressing writing letters and sealing them with their family crests; Lords & Kings making mighty decrees for a whole nation of people on large scrolls, sealed with a symbol of their power in dark red wax.  To this day, I still think of that.

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Polymer Clay Tutorial: Ancient Artifact Pendants

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Polymer Clay Tutorial: Ancient Artifact Pendant by KatersAcres

What is an Ancient Artifact?

When you think of an ancient artifact, what do you think of? I think of old rocks, ancient hieroglyphics, cave paintings and so many other things. So, how about we try to recreate a little bit of that with a faux rock type pendant with this polymer clay tutorial. Let’s get started!

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Friesen Friday: Love Dragon Polymer Clay Picture Frame Project

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Love Dragon Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres

This polymer clay dragon tutorial that follows is to help you make a similar dragon with little heart themed accessories. Please know that the polymer clay dragon frame Christi makes in her book is much more realistic, scary, and serpentine-like. You are free to choose to make either project … or make them BOTH!

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Friesen Friday: Polymer Clay Festive Flower Tutorial

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Festive Flowers Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Flower Tutorial

It’s Friesen Friday! Welcome to the first (and easiest) tutorial in the Mixed Media & Polymer Clay Together at Last book by Christi Friesen. This tutorial is fun & super easy. use your imagination and bring your flowers to life. Let’s get started!

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Friesen Friday: Book 7 Woodland Sculpture

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Create Your Own Polymer Clay Woodland Sculpture for the Friesen Project by KatersAcres

Friesen Friday = Party Time!

This week’s project is self guided … that means that you are to make your own project using Christi Friesen’s Woodland Creatures Book as a guide. Sculptural projects are outlined in detail on pages 18-24 with other project examples multiple places in the book. Continue reading Friesen Friday: Book 7 Woodland Sculpture

Polymer Clay Trinket Box Tutorial

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Lion Polymer Clay Trinket Box Tutorial by KatersAcres

Well it’s here … the final project in Christi Friesen’s “Cats” book.  *insert tears here* As we have gone through these tutorials, I have tried to save the biggest or best projects for last with the idea that after 2-3 weeks of practice you have worked yourself up to the “bigger” item.  I hope that this has helped many of you succeed in creating your final projects for each month.  Last month I received a lot of “kudos” for having a PDF tutorial that you could download, print, and take into your studios to do your final project. This month I think I’ve given you a little taste of everything: standard tutorials, a video tutorial, and a PDF tutorial.  If there’s something else that you are craving, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Continue reading Polymer Clay Trinket Box Tutorial

The Friesen Project: Under the Sea Journal Cover

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UnderWater Journal Cover Tutorial for The Friesen Project of 2013 on KatersAcres Blog

UNDER THE SEA OCEANIC SCULPTURES:

Well, today’s the final challenge of Book 3: Under the Sea.  Like the other books before it, I am going to be very sad closing this one up for now and moving on.  Although, I must say that next month’s book “Cats” is going to be lots of fun too!  But for today’s project, we are focusing on our Under the Sea Sculptures (insert wild applause here).  

NOTICE:

Please remember that these books are not going to be reprinted again.  This being said, when they are sold out, they are sold out and there will be no more.  Christi is going to be publishing many new books and in order for this to happen, her older books are retiring and will not be published again.

2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: Christi has released some of her retired books as “eBooks” in her online store.

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How to Add a Patina to a Polymer Clay Item

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How to Give a Finished Polymer Clay Piece an Antique Finish on Kater's Acres Blog https://katersacres.com

Sometimes your polymer clay pieces need an extra something, just a touch of something special to bring out the details that you have embedded into the clay.  When you have carved or engraved your clay, you will often want to accent those pieces after they have finished baking.  Many artists call this adding a patina to polymer clay.  Other artists call it antiquing an item.  For today’s mini-tutorial, we’re going to call it an “antique finish.”  There are many ways to do this, but this is the way that I find the easiest…

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How to Embed a Bead into Polymer Clay

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Mini-Tutorial How To Embed a Bead Into Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

 How to Embed a Bead Into Polymer Clay

Sometimes It’s NOT as Easy As It Looks

For anyone who’s a self taught polymer clay artist, you’ve already made some critical mistakes in claying.  You tried a shortcut (that didn’t work) or tried a way to do something that ended up ruining your piece.  It’s okay, don’t worry, we’ve all been there.  This month we are going “back to basics” in creating with polymer clay.  So for today’s mini tutorial we’re going to go over the proper way to embed a bead into polymer clay.

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Embossing with Powders a Polymer Clay Tutorial

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Embossing with Powders a Polymer Clay Tutorial

Have you ever taken the time to emboss something on your clay?  I love to emboss patterns, stamps, and whatever kind of texture “catches” me at that moment.  I love the crisp, clean, almost effortless and yet professional look it gives to my pieces.  One of the hardest things for me however, is embossing with powders (i.e.: Pearl ex, Perfect Pearls, etc).  A lot of clayers have problems with this as well.

I’ve read many articles that say you should slightly dampen your stamps first.  *Sigh*  This still didn’t help me.  The result was half on and half off, dark in some places and not in others, you get the idea…I just wasn’t happy with the results.  And I always emboss things…so I needed a solution that was quick, easy, and stress free.

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