May 2017 Meeting Notes

The May meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, May 20th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  Summer is just around the corner; Red Roses are budding, White Gardenias are in bloom/ smelling wonderful and Blue Violets are yet to come.  Debbie is going to take the lead and kick off Summer with a demo of an America Flag cane.   There should be some time left and Joyce is going to guide us through creating an Art Journal.  

This is the time to let loose and use your favorite claying techniques.  Joyce is going to play color recipes for her journal.  You could use your old canes and make a collage of your “Clay Journey”, the sky is the limit.  

Flag Supplies:
Bring one package each of your favorite shades of Red, White and Blue clay. 
Extruder with a Star disc
Or a small Star cutter

Journal Supplies:
Joyce will bring
4-Canvases (5 ½ by 8 ½) for your art work, covers, paper and coils to construct the Art Journals.
Machine to close up the coils

Supplies to bring:
A tile to accommodate an 8 ½ by 5 ½ piece of clay.
Deli paper to prevent shiny spots on your clay – Optional
Enough Clay to cover at least one 8 ½ x 5 ½ canvas and up to 4 canvases
Your favorite clay tools, i.e, ball stylus, blending tool, cutters, mica powers, brushes, etc

Bring your regular clay tools, pasta machine, roller, cutters, deli sheets, baby wipes, etc


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