Creative Block Buster #16

first experiments with Nikolina's pixie cane tutorial

Creative Block Buster #16 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Play!!! It’s all too easy to get into a rut of working with the same tried and … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #15

tools

Creative Block Buster #15 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Pick a random tool or supply Creatives tend to collect tools and supplies. These things range from … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #14

hand-lettering class

Creative Block Buster #14 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Take a Class or Workshop Learn a new technique or something entirely different. Besides picking up a … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #13

leaf pendant

Creative Block Buster #13 Ask yourself, “What if?” What if I combine two techniques? For example: skinner blend and mica shift (like the photo shown above). What if I pair smooth and textured together in the same piece? What if I use bright colors, or muted colors or pastel colors? … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #12

Creative Block Buster #12 - Color and Size

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #12 – Color & Size Today’s creative challenge is a two-fer. Mixing colors is a great way to … Continue reading

Evolution of a Design

evolution of a design

The Evolution of a Design Or a look into the crazy inter-workings of a creative mind. I thought I would combine #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) with some thoughts on the evolution of a design. Often a design pops into your head fully formed and you take it from there. Other … Continue reading

a new perspective on polymer clay

image from Fast Company Magazine

A new perspective on polymer clay. Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Polymer clay often gets a bad rap for being a plastic material, but it’s all about perspective. While flipping through a recent issue of Fast Company Magazine I came across … Continue reading

Color Palette #1 with Kato Polymer Clay Color Recipes

New Creative Inspiration! Includes: high-resolution inspirational image color palette from image corresponding Kato polymer clay color recipes Copyright Crafts by Chris 2013-14 Price: $4.00 Important Notice: Due to the EU VAT law effective January 1, 2015, I am temporarily suspending purchases from my website. You can however still purchase through … Continue reading

Color Palette #1 with Premo Polymer Clay Color Recipes

New Creative Inspiration! Includes: high-resolution inspirational image color palette from image corresponding Premo polymer clay color recipes PLEASE NOTE: These recipes include cobalt blue and zinc yellow, which are available through limited retailers. For a list of retailers and possible substitutions, please refer to the FAQs page. Copyright Crafts by … Continue reading

creative block buster #11

dragonfly polymer clay pendant

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #11 – Explore Other Mediums This creative challenge is all about finding inspiration from other mediums. Do a … Continue reading

creative block buster #10

creative block buster #10 - taking risks!

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #10 – Taking risks! Today’s creative block buster is a little different. It’s more of a thinking exercise. … Continue reading

creative block buster #9

creative block buster - how many ways?

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #9 – How many ways? Today’s creative block buster is to challenge yourself to see how many different … Continue reading

are you up for a challenge?

Creative Habit Inspiration Challenge

What is Creative Habit Inspiration Challenge? A Facebook group open to any artistic medium. A new inspiration challenge prompt will be posted each Monday. Upload your photo to the corresponding week’s challenge album. *Photos must be new work inspired by the challenge. The purpose of this challenge is to inspire … Continue reading