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11/7/18

November and December Meeting Information

We will not meet for an official meeting in November and December due to the holidays and everybody's busy schedules.  The room at the Pearl Library is booked for us on the third Saturday of each month if anybody is interested in having a Clay Play Day!  Have a great Thanksgiving and a joyous Christmas.  Start thinking about what you want to learn in 2019.  We will try to draw up a tentative meeting topic plan for the year at our January meeting..

 

 

10/3/18

October Meeting Notes & Supply List


The October meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, October 20th  at the Pearl Public Library from 10am to 3pm. We’re thinking Fall this meeting and have a jam packed meeting planned. First up is a fall color extruded Retro Pixilated Cane.

Secondly Joyce will demo a sugar mold of leaves. Using liquid clays now available and alcohol inks for coloring, this will float your boat. You are welcome to share the mold, or you may be interested in purchasing your own. Google SugarVeil Confectioner’s mat. You can also use any of the lacy ones Hobby Lobby has and cut it into a leaf, or layer it over a leaf. Joyce will have a candle holder for each person to create their own fall candle holder. These might be lovely at your Thanksgiving table.

And lastly we will go over how to make a leaf into a pin. We will be using alcohol inks over clay, silk screened, edged and cut into a leaf. We will go over resin with this leaf and you may add any embellishments you would like to, as long as they are bakeable.  

This will be a lot to cover, so please come with your fall colors conditioned, you don’t need that much, as well as some white and some black. You can condition as you catch up for the rest of the day. Conditioning clay pre-meeting allows us to get more demo’s and projects done.

Since we’re so close to Christmas you can bring colors for a pixilated cane in colors for that too. As long as you have your extruder, might as well get 2 or 3 done.

SUPPLIES:

Clay: brown, orange, green, yellow, red, black and white for the pixilated cane for fall.
          reds, greens white and black for Christmas.
         
Liquid clay: your choice of any of the Sculpey Liquid clays. We will use alcohol inks to mix fall colors. There is a pearl, silver and gold easy to buy at Joann’s fabric store on East County line. Michaels carries all those and there are 2 Michael’s stores. I would recommend starting with the pearl. White, black and clear liquid clay are available online only. Translucent will work for this also.

Alcohol Inks: Fall colors of your choosing for leaves

Clay for a ring bowl. You can make this any color you like. It should take a ½ bar.

Mica Powder and small brush to color your bowl.

Extruder with very small circle and/or square tips

Cutter for cutting clay circles to fit in your extruder

Leaf for impression

Silk Screen in pattern of choice for your leaf and paint of your choice to go over clay you will shape like a leaf. If you prefer you can bring a stencil of choice with something like mica powders or pan pastels and applicator.

Resin the Demo will use Lisa Pavelka’s Magic Gloss and her Light

Pinback

Texture for back of pin

Translucent liquid clay as a glue for candle holder.