Monthly Meeting

  • February 24, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • First Christian Church of Atlanta in Tucker



BACK TO BASICS!
Are you a newbie to polymer clay? Please join us as we go back to some of the basic techniques for a good start, or to help brush up skills of more experienced clayers, in this demo lead by Linda Hall to help build and solidify your foundation as a polymer clay artist.

The demonstration will include the basics of creating striped, jelly roll, and bulls eye canes.
And as a bonus, the Skinner Blend technique!

POLYMER CLAY TIPs:
After the demonstration, some of our seasoned polymer clay artist will share their tips about:
Safety
Conditioning Clay
Temperature Control
Protecting and storing clay
Basic tools and common household items that can be used

SUPPLY LIST:
Black, white and two contrasting colors of clay (i.e. Premo, Fimo, Kato)
Clean, smooth, cool work surface (i.e. marble, glass or ceramic tile)
Pasta Machine
Tissue and stiff blade

PLEASE BE SURE TO RSVP ON MEETUP SO WE CAN KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE TO SET UP THE ROOM FOR.

As always bring some of your work to show off, any beads you would like to contribute to the Bead Jar for future silent auctions.

We meet from 2:00 to 5:00. The room must be clean and put back together before we leave. We must be out at 5:00.

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  • Linda H.

    I want to thank everyone who attended today's meeting. The energy in the room was so fulfilling. I hope that you all were able to take away some new skills and techniques. When you have the opportunity I would love to hear some feedback on what was new to you or something that you learned about polymer clay. I also love seeing new creations that were developed using the techniques you learned today.

    February 24, 2013

    • Jennifer J.

      Your demos and instruction were exceptional!! Thank you for reminding us of how important the basics are!!

      February 24, 2013

    • lisa

      what a great teacher you are!!! thanks Linda and the timing was perfect with the newbies!!! and ofcourse we all learn something new every time!!

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • Connie C.

    Linda you always do a great job at both sharing wonderful information along with a great sharing spirit. Thank you!

    February 25, 2013

  • Melinda G.

    Sorry I could not make it today. I am sure it was a great demo

    February 24, 2013

  • Connie C.

    Typically people bring their own beverage or snacks to regular monthly meetings. If the mode strikes and someone wants to bring more that's fine too.

    February 21, 2013

  • Micki J.

    hello all. i have another question and this time regarding mixing premo and sculpey iii. i have alot of sculpey iii from back in the day before i new that it was very fragile.

    i want to know if it will still be fragile if i mix the premo and sculpey together and bake at the lower temperature. does anyone have experience with this?

    February 3, 2013

    • Connie C.

      In general so long as the clay brands you are mixing per the manufacturer's instructions fire at the same temperature it is okay to mix them for most applications. I suggest mixing the clays completely and conditioning it well for the best results. It is the flex in Premo that makes it less brittle than the Sculpey III. In some cases the blending can cause an issue: ie very thin application on glass with clay blends can cause sections to pop off- ask Karen Souza about her experience there. For most uses though you should be fine.

      1 · February 3, 2013

    • Micki J.

      thanks connie. see ya next week!

      February 16, 2013

  • Eva N.

    looking forward to this one - great way to start the year too. Thanks Connie!

    February 10, 2013

  • Rita S.

    I wish I could be in 2 places and 9959 miles apart at the same time. Have a great one.

    2 · February 10, 2013

  • Rance C. W.

    I missed the meeting last month. I will be attending but I have nothing to bring.

    February 7, 2013

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