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9/8/16

September's Meeting


                                             
The September meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, September 17th, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. This month we are going to cover some of the many “Surface Techniques” that are available for working with polymer clay. We have already covered a lot of them during other meetings so Joyce will demo some of the newer ones.  There was a request for one of the classics, the Sutton Slice technique, and so we covering that too. It is clay on clay, will not require a sealant, like the other techniques.


 SURFACE SUPPLIES:
  1. Embossing: resembles enameling
  2. Embossing folders and pigment inks: pigment inks heat set with the clay
  3. Masking with tapes and using paints: Inca gold paint
  4. Rubberstamping with pigment ink and a new way of using alcohol ink
  5. Oil based Sharpie markers on baked clay
  6. Sutton Slice: highly recommend Souffle clay
  7. Pan Pastels: with stencils and silk screens

Note: The following supplies will be used during the meeting if you want to play along.  Don't feel the need to purchase before you see in case you don't like the technique. 

SUPPLIES:

Black clay
White clay
Shouffle clay in a couple of color related to your deep impressed rubberstamp design
Scrap clay
Stencil with a small element design such as dots (you’ll be making a bead with it)
Acrylic roller, I prefer the hollow one
Embossing folder if you have one
Selection of pigment inks if you have them
Normal embossing powder if you have any. Distressed isn’t what we are using
Deep impressed rubberstamp, along with a couple of rubberstamps of an item, like a butterfly etc.
Oil based sharpie marker if you have any
Copy paper
Q-tips
Alcohol
Post a note
Paper towels
─¬nca gold paint if you have any or any type of acrylic paint
Silk screens, one with small element and one background
Pan Pastels if you have any with applicator
Foam Makeup sponges
Variety of art tape: ¼ ,1/16, 1/8
Versamark ink pad, if you have
Few alcohol inks, green ,blue, and color of choice
Rubber tapered tool from Jana’s workshop


Project:

Becky has offered to show us how to make a cell phone holder.  To follow along with the demo's, you will be able to make a necklace, pendant and / or earrings. You might be interested in cutters...


8/6/16

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.
Supplies:                 

  •          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

 PROJECT:

Impression Bowl