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Sept. 12, 2009 Mold Making and Name Tags By Angela

Hello Clayers! It’s class time again and Angela will be teaching us her mold making techniqe by leading us through making a name tag. I know everyone has really been looking forward to this class. We will meet Saturday September 12, 2009 from 1-4 p.m. at the *Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman, OK)*.
First, she’ll go over the basics of mold-making using various brands of mold-making products. Then she’ll show us how to use those molds with polymer clay to make unique nametags, perfect for wearing to this month’s state fair demo and to our monthly guild meetings.

*What to bring:*

  • polymer clay: Angela recommends 1/2 block white (for name section of nametag) plus 1/4 - 1/2 block of another favorite color or colors (for molded accents on nametag). strong brands such as Premo, Kato, or Fimo are best for making a durable nametag.
  • favorite clay tools
  • scissors

*Optional items:* If you have the following supplies, please bring them. However, Angela will some on hand if you don’t have them and don’t want to buy them just for this meeting.

  • charms, buttons, beads, or other small items to mold (this will be the decoration for your nametag, so try to think of something that reflects you!)
  • favorite color(s) Pearl Ex powder
  • pin back or magnetic fastener (Jane will have stick-on magnetic fasteners available for purchase)
  • mold-making products, such as Amazing Mold Putty, Super Sculpey, Super Elasticlay MOLDMAKER, etc.
  • mold release: cornstarch or baby powder and/or spray bottle filled with water
  • rubbing alcohol
  • pasta machine
  • clay gun / extruder


This month is our *raffle* month. April G., Sue M. and Shirley C. were last raffle winners and should bring something to this months raffle. Everyone please bring something for the raffle as well as a book or video suggestion for our growing library. See you at the meeting!


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