August 17, 2013

The August meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi.  Joyce is calling this meeting’s demo “Shut the screen door”!  Here is the information Joyce sent to me:

Shut The Screen Door…

Come join us as we explore how to make a silk screen and use a silk screen on polymer clay. At the last meeting each person who attended received a transparency to put their own design on. If you did not attend and will be joining us, you need to make a black pattern(s) on a transparency. You may use any non-copyrighted pattern but hopefully you will create your own pattern.

The piece of silk screen will be about 4 x 5 and you will want a small edge around it that has no pattern so you can hold onto it. You can create your design by printing black from your printer onto the transparency or using a permanent marker and drawing directly on the transparency.

If you decide to print an existing design, check your settings and make it for a transparency, best print, and black only.  Whether you draw your design or print your design, be sure that the ink is on the “rough” side of the transparency.  To help you understand this concept, please look thru the web pages that you received last meeting or go to Desiree’s website:

ust a general reading of that page and you will have all the info you need for our meeting. We will be using EZPhoto just like she describes.

At the July meeting, you were given some websites that should give you some ideas on designing. I personally plan to use some background designs on my piece and some focal designs. The more I can get on my 4x5 piece the better for future use. Just remember your design should be copyright free and black only on the transparency.  Strong lines work best, fine lines are harder to get a good clear design with.  If you have ever Zentangled it would be a perfect way of making your design. Make sure the marker is permanent on your transparency.

Bring clay in colors that will please you. You will make at least one piece and it may have sections to it depending on what your plans are.


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.
A sharp flexible blade/tissue blade
Craft knife

OTHER SUPPLIES:  (All supplied except for your design on a transparency)
PhotoEZ or StencilPro film
image making material
thick, black garbage bag
soft, soft sponge or cotton cloth
watch or timer
pan or bowl of clean water

Websites for Silk Screening ideas:

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