August Meeting Notes

The August meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  This meeting will be fun filled with making Molds and Texturing Tools!!!  We’ll have many options to play and create little hand held texture stamp on a stubs, various texturing wheels, texturing ball and texture plates.  The sky is the limit, so think about what works best for you, your work space and which texturing tools you’ll want to make. Plan ahead with your supplies, if you need to order online, and come prepared to make as much as you can on Aug. 20th.  You don’t need to go out and buy all of the following; you probably have most of these. So bring them along.
Items to bring:
Texture Wheels: bring a rod or knitting needle
Texture plates: Bring Bake Bend clay
There will be many objects to choose from to create, but bring your favorites rubber stamps, buttons, charms etc. that you might want to share with other.

  •          Sculpey  Mold Maker- will make a rigid mild, needs baking
  •          Sculpey Bake & Bend- flexible, needs baking
  •         Air Dry Clays- each brand works a little different
  •        Model Air Dry Modeling Clays- takes long time to dry, temporary rigid molds, no release, soft and easy to work with, no shrinkage
  •        Crayola Air dry brand does not stand up to molding
  •        Silicone Putty- Easy Mold Silicone Mold Putty for Casting and Jewelry Making, no shrinkage, cures in 25 minutes,2 part
  •        Two 4x4 glass tiles or acrylic for pressing pieces into clay

Bring at least one piece one small glass for pressing. Your large hollow roller would be good to bring. You want to be able to see your items you are pressing into the mold.

Other Supplies
Lots and lots of scrap clay !!!!!
Non stick surface- Teflon crafting sheet works well or deli sheets
Resists: cornstarch and brush, amoral, spray bottle of water- bring them all
Large hollow roller – a small jar may do too
Buttons for sticks-must hold up to baking
Carving tools if you have them
Lace- available
Sea shells
Rubber stamps
Acrylic Brayer
Graph paper- available
Hot glue gun, hot glue sticks and balsa wood if you would like to try something new
Dried pastas
Small bowl you can lay clay in and bake
Light color clay of choice for your bowl
Color method of choice such as pearl ex with applicators
Baking tiles-recommend one for bottom and one for top to keep them flat—BRING MORE THAN ONE SET


Impression Bowl


The July meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, July 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  In this Meeting Debbie is going to demo an Inro.  Inro is Japanese for rock purse usually hanging from the obi or sash of a Japanese robe.  In Polymer clay world it is also considered wearable art.

Supplies list:
·        Bring your Inro form made from one of the following: rock, tall cylindrical shape cutter, bath tissue/paper roll or PVC pipe.  Anything you can think of to make a small vessel.  Donna Kato has a sample in her book: The Art of Polymer Clay.
·        Tin Foil
·        Paper towels or some type of stuffing
·        Clays: 
o    Kato Clay for the Inro Base: Black-large block
o    Premo Clay for the outer layer, White or any other color of your choice.  Cane could work too.
o    Premo Clay for the outer layer: White or any color of your choice
o    Liquid Clay
·        Cornstarch for baking your piece
·        Rubber Band to fit around Inro form
·        Stiff Blade
·        Scissors to cut clay
·        Clay Roller
·        Coarse-grit sanding sponge
·        Small bowl for sanding
·        2 Eyelets (In scrapbooking department)
·        Super glue
·        Repel
·        Buna Cord or some type of cord
·        Hand drill – the bit / same size as the cord to string the Inro

·        Texture sheet