January 2012

The January meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  2012 is a brand new year and we’re going to hit it running!  We’re going to be learning new techniques and revisiting some old ones.  This is YOUR new year and YOUR guild.  If there is something specific you want to learn, let me know and we will do our best to work it in.  If YOU have something you want to teach let me know. We are a “member taught” guild and every member has something to contribute.  Let’s make this the best year ever for CMSPCG! 

We’re working on two techniques at this meeting.  Continuing in our series of faux stone techniques, we will be making jade using translucent clay and alcohol inks.  Then we’ll be doing a sculpting project that will revisit some techniques and use them in different ways.  Since we will be working with alcohol inks, don’t wear your best clothes or bring an apron.  Joyce will have gloves and alcohol wipes for cleanup.

If time allows, we'll form a heart Christi style. So bring some valentine colors for your heart and scraps of whatever you might like to decorate your heart with, tiny canes, a leftover technique, valentine colors, beads...whatever floats your boat.

See the supply list below.  Please be sure to condition your clay BEFORE the meeting. 

Clay (preferably Premo)

One 2 oz. packages of Translucent (either traditional or the new frost will work)
One 2 oz. package of Ultramarine blue
One 2 oz. package of Green Pearl
One 2 oz. package of White
One 2 oz. package of Cadmium Yellow
Valentine colors for heart – your choice

Non-Clay Supplies

Alcohol inks (Pinata alcohol inks: rainforest , lime green, sapphire blue, and havana brown - Joyce is bring some to share so if you don’t have these colors, don’t worry about buying them before you try the technique.)
Rubberstamps with a chinese theme (Joyce is bring some that everybody can use)
Gold Leaf
Brown paint (raw sienna or burnt umber) and old paintbrush (Arlene will have some to share)
Thin wire (26 gauge) – color is not important but I used gold because of the gold leaf
Beads for embellishment – Arlene will have some to share but if you have beads in a variety of sizes – pearls, tourmaline or crystal in gold and/or green colors – bring them.

 “Must have” Tools and Supplies:

Be sure to bring your normal travel kit with a minimum of your pasta machine, clear roller, clay blade, ceramic tile or other work surface, baby wipes. 
Wire cutters
Needle-nose tweezers
Chain-nose pliers
Small design texture sheet (optional)
Some sort of smoothing tool
Short piece of pipe – about 2 inches long) about the size of a coffee stirrer (Arlene will bring some extras in case you don’t have these)

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