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9/3/18

September CMSPCG Meeting & Supply Notes



The September meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi

This month we are going to work on a project we didn’t get to do last month. Joyce will supply a template and you will supply the clay. You can make this planter with one bar of clay if you set the pasta machine at a 3. I would count on more than a bar of clay so you can extrude if you want an extruded edge and you can make it thicker for your first try. I used white on mine so I just bought a large bar and didn’t need to worry about it. The best part of this is what you do to the white clay any way. But also we will work on some succulents to add to your planter. So you will want some translucent and greens at least too. The attached picture is what we will be completing. You’re welcome to make as many as you like.

You need to put a little thought into this before the meeting. You can google and check pinterest for ideas. Please bring what you might like to decorate with anything that will bake. I have used silk screen and I’m planning to try several things like transfers, rubberstamps and stencils…

Supplies:

Large Bar of White Premo clay.
Any colors you might like to use on a planter. I’m thinking an ombre might look lovely, so I would want several colors that blend into that look.  Always bring more then you expect to use.  

Translucent Clay for the succulents with a touch of green to color. You can also color with alcohol inks.

Imagination: You may make this any way, any color with anything on it!

***Bring any assortment of: crystals, canes, mica powders, pan pastels, transfers, silk screens, paints, stencils, rubberstamps, alcohol inks, basically anything your heart desires ***

I can’t express strongly enough this is the fun part! Please bring a variety if you plan to make more than one. The first one I made I silk screened. I will be happy to demo anything someone is unfamiliar with using.

Twine (and anything you might want to add to the twine, such as beads.

Cutter that will make a hole big enough for your twine.

Extruder with tip that you want to use for a lip

Liquid Polymer Clay or Bake and Bond

Glaze if you want it to look shiny

TWO 4 x4 tiles for each of the 3 sides so they remain flat (6 in total) if you have them

A razor blade (old fashion kind that lets you hold one side) works well for cutting into the sides of this. I will have extras.

Foam pad for shaping succulent leaves, I will have extras. I just cut up a thick foam pad

Some sort of pink to add to the tips of the succulent that you have. Mica powder, pan pastel, paint…and whatever you need to apply it with. Brush etc.

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!