October's Meeting Notes

The October meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, October 15th 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. This month will be Mica, Mica, Mica and more Mica.  Shanda is going to demo several different Mica Shift techniques and follow-up with some basic sanding and buffing to get that Mica shine and sparkle the way it was meant be. 

  1. Clays: 3-4 bars of Metallic or Pearl clay.  Or make your own with tinted pearl clay
  2. Sharpe and flexible blades
  3. Deep set texture sheet or stamps
  4. Small round jar to use as a tool
  5. Needle tool and small drill bit for to make beads
  6. Spray bottle of water and bowl for sanding
  7. Sand paper: 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500.  will bring some to share
  8. Sheet of card stock or file folder
  9. Small item to cover, egg, box, jar, bowl etc
  10. Buffer.  Debbie and Shanda will bring two each, should be enough to share

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


September's Meeting

The September meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, September 17th, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. This month we are going to cover some of the many “Surface Techniques” that are available for working with polymer clay. We have already covered a lot of them during other meetings so Joyce will demo some of the newer ones.  There was a request for one of the classics, the Sutton Slice technique, and so we covering that too. It is clay on clay, will not require a sealant, like the other techniques.

  1. Embossing: resembles enameling
  2. Embossing folders and pigment inks: pigment inks heat set with the clay
  3. Masking with tapes and using paints: Inca gold paint
  4. Rubberstamping with pigment ink and a new way of using alcohol ink
  5. Oil based Sharpie markers on baked clay
  6. Sutton Slice: highly recommend Souffle clay
  7. Pan Pastels: with stencils and silk screens

Note: The following supplies will be used during the meeting if you want to play along.  Don't feel the need to purchase before you see in case you don't like the technique. 


Black clay
White clay
Shouffle clay in a couple of color related to your deep impressed rubberstamp design
Scrap clay
Stencil with a small element design such as dots (you’ll be making a bead with it)
Acrylic roller, I prefer the hollow one
Embossing folder if you have one
Selection of pigment inks if you have them
Normal embossing powder if you have any. Distressed isn’t what we are using
Deep impressed rubberstamp, along with a couple of rubberstamps of an item, like a butterfly etc.
Oil based sharpie marker if you have any
Copy paper
Post a note
Paper towels
─¬nca gold paint if you have any or any type of acrylic paint
Silk screens, one with small element and one background
Pan Pastels if you have any with applicator
Foam Makeup sponges
Variety of art tape: ¼ ,1/16, 1/8
Versamark ink pad, if you have
Few alcohol inks, green ,blue, and color of choice
Rubber tapered tool from Jana’s workshop


Becky has offered to show us how to make a cell phone holder.  To follow along with the demo's, you will be able to make a necklace, pendant and / or earrings. You might be interested in cutters...