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November Meeting: Torn Paper / Watercolor Effect

Watercolor Technique Bead by kreativekarmaThis month, April will be showing us how to do a torn paper/watercolor effect with polymer clay. If time permits, she will also give a quick demonstration on finishing pieces by sanding and buffing.

  • When: Saturday, November 10, 2007, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: The new Hobby Lobby in Norman, 2417 W. Main, Norman, OK. (The classroom is up front, near the check stands. Go right after entering & it’s the first door on the right.)
  • What to Bring:
    • Clay: April suggests either Premo or Kato clay for this project; you don’t want your clay too squishy. Bring 1/2 to 1 block of black, 1/2 to 1 block of white, 1/2 to 1 block of translucent, and 1/2 to 1 block of any other color you would like. (She suggests 1/2 block of clay to save on time and space). Also bring some scrap clay for the base of your projects. Optional — if you plan on making beads, you might want to try pre-baking some beads prior to the meeting, to cover.
    • Pasta Machine: A must for this project! (though we can probably share if you don’t have one to bring)
    • Wax or Deli paper: We will end up with sheets of clay and will want to lay it on a clean surface.
    • Bead Baking Supplies: If you plan on making beads with this technique, then bring items to bake them on.
    • Tissue Blade: To trim our stacks of clay.
    • Brayer or Acrylic Rod
    • Ceramic Tile: If you are choosing to make something other than beads, then you may want to cook your items on a tile.

April will also be showing a very brief demonstration on the world of extruded canes — a little teaser for the upcoming meeting dedicated to extruded canes. No supplies needed for the demo — all you need to do is sit back and watch!

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