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7/7/16


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


6/6/16

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).

Reminders:
·       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
Cornstarch
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