The March meeting of the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild will be on Saturday, March 17th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pearl Library, Pearl, Mississippi. Arlene will be leading this meeting and the focus will be spring flowers. Techniques covered will include creating a two color skinner blend, a three color skinner blend then using those to create a skinner blend log and a skinner blend accordion stack. The skinner blend log will be used to create a beautiful organic flower cane and the accordion stack the leaf cane.
To create the flower cane, you will need a block of white then two other colors that coordinate well together – 1 block each. We will use this for the 3 color skinner blend. I’ll be using White, Purple and Fushia for my cane.
To create the leaf cane, you will need a block of white then approximately a block of a nice leafy green color. I don’t like the colors of green available from the package, so I usually mix other colors of clay into the green to get a pretty leaf color. Red, yellow and black are good colors to use for this. For a more olive look, gold clay can be used.
I also would suggest a block of gold. I use that to wrap the canes but you can use a matching color with a touch of black added to darken it.
Normal clay supplies including tissue blade and pasta machine
Work surface (smooth 12 inch ceramic tiles work well)
Plastic wrap to store your finished canes in