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Monthly Meeting

  • Jul 28, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • First Christian Church of Atlanta in Tucker

Program: Covering Objects and Chrysanthemum Cane

Myra Tsung will demonstrate covering a pen and a metal altoid tin. But you could bring any item that can safely baked without burning or melting that can be covered.

Leader: Myra Tsung

Supplies and Tools

For covering items:

  • Conditioned scrap clay
  • Decorative clay-this can be canes, prepared mokume gane, hidden magic, etc.
  • Clay in a color that coordinates with your decorative clay
  • Item to cover

List of some items that can safely baked without burning or melting:

  • Metal objects such as small tins. An excellent starting item!!
  • Glass items such as votive candle holders, Christmas baubles are also great
  • Pens: Not all pens work. Myra will be using a Bic round stick pen. She has tested the translucent ones with the grip that are now available and they work, although she prefers the older, white ones. 
    Brittle, clear pens DO NOT WORK. They will melt. Myra cannot vouch for other pen brands.
  • Other possible items: metal bracelet blanks, metal eating utensils, metal letter openers, paper machier boxes [AVOID the solid paper machier shapes-they contain a filler that does not bake well], wine glasses, etc.
    Wood items can be covered, but they are tricky due to moisture in the wood. I do not recommend them for a first time try. 
    If you have an item that you are unsure of, ask. Use [masked]
  • List of items you can can cover as suggested by Carol Simmons.

For chrysanthemum cane you will need:

  • 1/2 block white clay
  • 1/2 block pearl clay
  • 1/2 block translucent tinted your color of choice
  • 1/2 block worth of scrap clay in various colors. The scrap clay should be conditioned and not totally crumbly
  • A thin, stiff item such as a credit card
  • Waxed paper or deli wrap (plastic wrap will not work as it is too likely to tear in this application)

Tools:

  • Pasta Machine w/clamp and handle
  • Work surface
  • Tissue Blade
  • Acrylic rod or other smooth rolling tool

As always, bring your work to show off.

We meet from 2:00 to 5:00.

Reminder the room must be clean and put back together before we leave.

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  • Melinda P.

    Great technique Myra

    July 29, 2013

  • Cindy

    Great demo by Myra. Lots of good tips shared.

    July 28, 2013

  • NeeK

    Well.....looks like I need more time for this Chemo to wear off. Super dizzy all of a sudden. :-( :-( :-(

    July 28, 2013

    • Rita S.

      Take care. Hope to see you next month :-)

      July 28, 2013

  • Rita S.

    Thank you Myra. Great Demo, I've learnt new tips all the time :-)
    Glad to meet new faces and familiar faces alike. Happy to be "home".

    July 28, 2013

  • Susan L.

    First meeting, and, happily, I learned TONS of great stuff. Meeting dedicated, friendly folks was super, too! Thanks very much!

    July 28, 2013

  • Claudine

    Do I need to bring anything

    July 24, 2013

    • Rita S.

      Hi Claudine, Polymer Clay is a special kind of clay that cures in a regular convection oven at[masked]F (depending of the clay brand). Please bring ANY supplies listed above, if you have. Or, just come and play. See you tomorrow.

      July 27, 2013

  • Connie C.

    We've missed you Dalma. This months topic should right up your alley. Please bring some goodies for everyone to see on the Show & Tell table.:-)

    July 18, 2013

  • Charlotte T.

    Chrysanthemum cane is a fav. This will be a great time to cover tools & utensils for the holiday party.

    July 18, 2013

  • Barbara J.

    Have band practice for an upcoming gig now, and cannot make the meetings...SO bummed. But will be there soon, have FUN!

    July 18, 2013

    • Rita S.

      Good luck on your gig. Mark you calendar for our meeting days 8/25, 9/22, 10/27.

      July 18, 2013

  • Rita S.

    Tynetta, Welcome. Your request of class for beginers is noted. You can learn basics as you go.... by following monthly meeting programs.
    See you on 7/28.
    In the mean time, you can find loads of info on the internet. Just google Polymer Clay Basics.

    July 15, 2013

  • Tynetta C. M.

    I am new to Polymer and would like to learn basics. Where can I take a beginning class

    July 15, 2013

  • Melissa

    My BFF and I have been trying to get to one of these meetings for about a year now and we are finally going to get the chance to check it out. We are very excited.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Rita S.

    Hi Barbara, hope to see you. First meeting is free. But if you want to join is $15 (half year). We can share clay, tools... No problem!!

    Myra... would you have extra pens or tins for some one like me who might not be able to find any. My craft stuff have been packed nicely back in Jan.

    July 12, 2013

    • Barbara J.

      Rita! that is awesome I will be sure to join up as soon as I have the $$ I am in beauty school full time, and just moved, but I am so very happy to join up with you wonderful people, this is awesome!

      July 12, 2013

    • Ernie H.

      Rita, I'll bring enough pens for both of us. You can't buy them one at a time so since I have to buy a pack I'll share with you.

      July 13, 2013

  • Barbara J.

    Do I have to be a member of the GAPCG yet? I am going to join when I have the $$? Also is there a cost for this meeting? thanks again!

    July 12, 2013

  • Barbara J.

    Oh my gosh, I am so excited! This is no longer over an hour away from me!! I am BRAND new to PC but have been collecting the "tools" and they are at my storage unit! Will someone be able to help me, since I don't have a clue how to do canes, etc? I am so excited to have moved last week and now I can start attending!! THANK YOU!

    July 12, 2013

  • Rita S.

    Fingers crossed. If I am not claying, I will be observing :-)

    July 11, 2013

  • Melinda P.

    Have a safe trip Rance. Neek - I think I have read just about everything there is to read on the Internet. Just kidding :) but I sure have read a lot on PC. Everyone at the Guild is so helpful and you will learn a lot

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • NeeK

    I don't have any work to share, but I will bring my minimum supplies that I inherited from my aunt. I don't know much, but I'm self-educating with YouTube videos and I'm a fast learner!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Rance C. W.

    I will be in Utah and Idaho.

    July 10, 2013

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