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January Meeting: Faux Pewter Frames

Faux Pewter Frame by Jane LinnThis month, Jane Linn will be showing us how to make two different faux surfaces — pewter and abalone — using polymer clay . Then she’ll be teaching us how to make a gorgeous picture frame using the faux pewter technique.

  • When: Saturday, January 12, 2008, 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:
    • Strong Polymer Clay: Black (2 packages) and Pearl. Small amounts of several colors of your choosing (e.g., Blue Pearl, Green Pearl, Gold, and Purple).
    • Frame: small or medium, wood or paper mache (no plastic)
    • Rub n’ Buff-Silver Leaf (optional — we’ll have some to share if you don’t have any)
    • Cotton swabs (3-4)
    • Rubber stamps to stamp on picture frame
    • Metal or wood tool with softly rounded point: (optional — you can make one of these by gently sanding the point of a round toothpick)
    • Round toothpicks (3-4)
    • Sharp craft knife, such as Exacto
    • Flexible tissue blade
    • Brushes, and other favorite tools
    • Soft cloth
    • Polymer-friendly varnish-satin
    • Rubber-type gloves and Baby Wipes with alcohol (optional but encouraged — the black clay is really messy)
    • Pasta Machine (optional)
    • Baking Surface: Ceramic tile or cardstock large enough for your picture frame to bake on

Jane recommends conditioning your clay ahead of time (or coming a little early to the meeting and doing it there).

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