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September 2012 Meeting: Rose Cane Class

Our meeting this month is on September 8, 2012, at the Southwest OKC Library on 2201 SW 134th St, OKC, OK (SW 134th in OKC turns into 4th Street in Moore).

Penni Jo is going to show us how to construct a rose cane and teach us a little about color values. She is very knowledgeable on all things polymer and on color palettes. Penni Jo is the co-founder of the guild and has her own mold business. RoseCaneSteps.jpg

Materials needed:

  • Polymer Clay
    Rose cane, three values of three colors of clay.

One very light, one dark and one medium. (Actually It’s a good idea to bring more than three colors as you may change plans as the class progresses)

Be sure to bring white as it can be used to lighten a chosen color if needed. If making leaves, bring three values or colors to make the leaves.

The value (light and dark) of the colors are as much or of more value than the actual color selected. If your primary color is #5 value, the dark color value needs to be nearer 8 than 7. The lighter color value will need to be nearer 2 than 3. Value Chart

If making a bracelet, bring clay to cover the bracelet in that color of your choice. I covered the DIY bracelet that was in the goody bag from our retreat.

Note: To be able to complete the canes have your clay already conditioned.

  • Pasta machine to make the Skinner blend.
  • Acrylic Roller
  • Blade: tissue or other blade, not an Exacto blade.
  • Ruler
  • Small Peej Pick or a round skewer or toothpick
  • Your Favorite polymer clay tools, you never know. …
  • Optional: Metallic gold or tan clay for tiny dots
  • Gold Mica Powder

Important note: Use the same brand for all of the colors. This is important for if you use more than one brand of clay, some brands will move faster than others and, in doing so, will distort the pattern.

There will be no swap or raffle this month.

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