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8/7/18

August CMSPCG Meeting Notes & Supply List


Saturday, August 18th meeting for the Central MS Polymer Clay Guild  will meet at the Pearl Library and it will be Christmas time! That's right, we winged right past July and decided we'd get a jump on an item you could use for those folks you might want a little something to, but may not want to spend a fortune on. These can be made as simple as the pictures you see or you can make an ombre blend...the idea is to think about how you might like to have these look and bring in your supplies and we'll make sure you go home with one finished succulent planter. This planter cost $10 at Hobby Lobby. Do a search on google for some ideas. I'm thinking an imprinted side might be lovely. 

Supplies:

Clay in whatever colors you wish to work in. Enough for 3 triangles that are about 3 1/2 by 4 by 4 inches. Of course you can make yours any way and size you like.
Translucent Clay
Green to color it 
Pink Pigment (mica powder or paint or pan pastel)

Twine

Cutter for shape and size to fit twine for hanging planter.

Extruder with tip for edging

Liquid Polymer clay or Bake and Bond for joining baked and unbaked clay

Glaze if you would like it to look shiny

Extras: Anything you might like to decorate your planter with: crystals, transfers, canes, silk screens, stencils, rubber stamps, texture plates... you decide! 



7/5/18

July Meeting Notes & Supply List

The July meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  Joyce will be showing us how to use a transfer to make a veneer for a bracelet the easy way. We will be using Souffle clay for this technique.  Transfers will be made available for you.  To make a more interesting bracelet you might want 2 or 3 colors that will make a pretty skinner blend. We will be stepping thru the process of how to make a very simple bracelet.  A picture of a sample transfer is attached. 

Supplies:

2 bars of Souffle* clay in complimentary colors for a blend
1 bar of White Souffle* clay
GermX Advanced clear, not the green one
Old credit card
Metal Bracelet blank that is already formed

NOTE:  You must use Souffle clay for this technique to work.

In Addition: Bring your normal working supplies - pasta machine, roller, work surface and stiff blade

There is a lot to go over for this meeting. Please make the effort to condition at least the black and white clay before the meeting. That will allow us to start on time and you will have time to condition other clays as you get caught up. The more you condition the more we can accomplish on Saturday.

Reminders: The weather is getting HOT- you may want a cooler with an ice pack to transport your clay.

The library has no control on the temperature in the room. We recommend layers of clothing

The Display Case can use new items each month. At the June meeting Arlene challenged members to bring something made from the fish cane we made during last month's meeting.  These would be a great addition to the Display Case but feel free to bring anything you want to share for a while. 

NOTE TO GUESTS:

We have had several people visit our meetings recently.  Our Guild’s policy is that a person can attend 2 meetings free.  After that, people have the option to pay $5.00 per meeting or join the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild.  Our membership year begins in June with an annual membership fee of $20.00.  The prorated new member fee is $2.00 per month, so members joining after the June meeting will pay a prorated new member fee.