June's Meeting Notes

The June meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  Joyce and Debbie will demo a couple of ways to do Mokume Gane.  For our newest members; Mokume Gane is Japanese technique of layering metals to form a pattern similar to wood grain veneer.  Mokume Gane is an ‘oldie and a goodie’ technique, that cannot go wrong no matter how it’s done. We are going to complete 3 projects with our Mokume Gane veneer(s).

·       Bring an item for the Library display case, it’s been a while since we put in new items.
·       This time of the year the Library is known to cold, so bring a jacket.
·       June is membership renewal month, annual dues is $20.00.

Supplies list:
Clays:  plenty of  Translucent, white, and black
             4 colors that go together for Julie style: 2 lighter and 2 darker in colors we will stack 
             Ecru, pearl, Gold, Scrap clay on lighter side for insides
             If you are using Kato you will want (white, pearl, yellow, and brown)
Alcohol inks: colors and type you like
Gold and Silver Leaf
Items you like to impress in your clay, some should go deep
Small Kemper cutters shapes that appeal to you
3 mm dowel (shish kebab skewer)- provided
Super lightweight sculpey clay
Piece of copy paper
Liquid sculpey
Ball and chain with end pieces- provided
Any deep impression stamps you like
Acrylic Brayer
Stiff blade, bendable blade and tissue blades
Candy paper or plastic wrap
Rubbing Alcohol


CMSPCG May's Meeting Note

The May meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday May 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. Joyce is going to demo something new to our Guild with Claying on canvas.  She is going to show us how to create a painted, layered scene with PC sculpturing ‘beach’ creature and items on a 5x7 canvas.  Debbie will also demo a layered scene for a small necklace.  

MAY 2016: Clay Scenery and Mini Canvases
Projects: clay scene on canvas, necklace size scene, what goes into creating a dragonfly, sand dollar, starfish and turtle

Items to bring:
1. Clays: always have plenty of white, black, and translucent in your work bag. Additionally bring a selection of colors that appeal to you for this meeting. For the smaller scene please bring a selection of 3 metallic clays you will enjoy putting together. For the dragonfly, turtle, sand dollar, and starfish we recommend a selection of:  pearl, ecru, gold, green, turquoise, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, Pretty much will be making your own colors so have a good selection.

2. Liquid clay and applicator- paint brush or whatever you enjoy using

3. Sculpting tools

4. Teardrop black glass beads- Available

5. Canvas- Provided

6. 28-32 gauge wire and wire cutter

7. Selection of crystals and beads you might use in your sculpted pieces- Glass ones (bakeable)

8. toothpick or needle tool

9. Jewelry tools if you have them

10. Mica powders