February 2017 Meeting Notes

The February meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, February 18th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.This month’s meeting will feature with one of Arlene’s favorite things to do – making canes.  We will build a flower petal cane using a three shade blend and a leaf cane in a complimentary color.  Then she will walk us through sculpting with the petal and leaf canes to decorate a small wooden picture frame. She will also go over how to combine the petal canes to create a flower cane and how to use Play Doh to make the flower cane borderless. 
Supply List - Clay:
Note: For the petal cane we will be making a 3 shade blend so your starting color needs to be a darker color.  Some suggested combinations might be purple/fushia, blue/turquoise, orange/yellow, alizarin crimson/red.  White will be added as the third color.
2 blocks of two coordinating colors (see note above)
3 blocks of white
1 block of yellow
1 block of black
1 block of your favorite shade of green

Other Supplies:
Play Doh or Rose Art Fun Dough – Arlene will have some to share
White glue
Plastic wrap or candy paper (Arlene will have some available)
Wide paint brush – at least ½ inch wide.  1 inch is better.
Extruder will be useful but not mandatory
Heat gun will be useful but not mandatory
Normal clay supplies including tissue blade and ruler

Arlene will provide wooden photo frames for the project.

Bring your usual clay supplies, acrylic rod or brayer, pasta machine, work surface, blade, etc


November's meeting notes

The November meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, November 19th 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. This month's meeting will be all about Watercolor.  Shanda is going to demo 2-3 versions of Maggie Maggio’s Watercolor Mosaic technique. This is a simple technique and we will make hollow pendants with the veneers.

  • 2 pk White & 1pk Black 
  • Any unused colored clays from previous projects about 1 oz ea color
  • 2 bars of Translucent make sure it’s fresh
  • Bring either alcohol inks, acrylic or metallic paint, or pastels your preference to tint clay
  • Gold or Silver leaf, optional
  • Clay cutters to make a pendent

 Bring your basic supplies, brayer, cutters, pasta machines etc.