August 2022 Meeting: Lace and Painting with Polymer Clay

For our meeting this month, Connie is going to show us two simple but fun techniques: Polymer Clay Lace and Painterly Earrings: Painting with Polymer Clay. The meeting will be held on August 20, 2022 at 1:30 pm. We will meet at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th Street, OKC. See map below.

1. Polymer Clay Lace

Supply List

Mat mold like you use for icing.

Liquid clay

Old credit card, old room key to spread to clay

Here’s a piece of Polymer Clay Lace and an example of a possible use

2. Painterly Earrings: Painting with Polymer Clay (Ginger Davis Allman)

Supply List

Three colors of clay such as red, blue, yellow

Translucent liquid clay

Two to three ceramic tiles. One for mixing clay and one to bake on

White clay: conditioned and rolled on a number 3

Palette knife or some kind of tool to mix.

Normal supplies – work surface and cutting blade, paper towels, wipes, etc. This is a messy project!

*Painterly Earrings Photo courtesy of Ginger Davis Allman

 

July 2022 Meeting: Faux Stained Glass

Our next meeting will be Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 1:30 PM. We will meet at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC. See map below for directions. We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact us through our Facebook page.

Marc is going to teach us how to make faux stained glass that we can use in polymer clay projects. Let your imagination run as you explore the many ways you can incorporate this idea into your next project.

Items marked will be provided to those attending the class in person. If you are joining us via Zoom and have any questions regarding the supplies needed, please contact us at the link above. We will answer your questions as quickly as possible.

Supplies

1mm thick Plexiglas (provided)

Golf club tape or Lead foil adhesive backed tape (available at Amazon)

*Gallery Glass paint (1 or more colors of your choice)

*Note: You can use as many colors as you desire or go for a clear no color look.

Tools

Metal straight edge ruler 

Xacto knife

Small green self-healing cutting mat if you have one

Toothpick

Small paint brush

**Pattern (provided)

**Note: There are 8 patterns on the sheet, but only one is needed. 

No June 2022 Meeting

Since so many members are going to be traveling this month, we have decided not to meet in the month of June, 2022. See you all on July 16!

 

May 2022 Meeting

All About Transfers

Includes a Project!

For our May meeting which will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 1:30 pm, we will be making transfers from line drawings to be turned into jewelry or other small projects of your choice. Betty will also show us how to color our transfers with Chameleon Markers.  Contact Betty for what is needed if you prefer to make something other than jewelry. Connie will also be demonstrating how to use Magic Transfer Paper.

We will be meeting at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., Oklahoma City. See map below. The meeting will also be available via Zoom. Contact Betty for access info.

For Pendant and Earrings:

  • Light colored clay 
  • Gold or black clay for back of pendant (or color of your choice – I like to use Premo 18k Gold)
  • Line drawing printed/copied with toner on non-recycled paper (I will provide several line drawings. However, if you have a drawing that you would like to use but can’t get the right kind of copy, we can copy it at the church.)
  • Clear hand sanitizer (Provided)
  • Bone tool or other burnishing tool
  • Cutters or templates in your favorite pendant/earring shapes
  • Alcohol markers, e.g., Chameleon or Copic Markers (We will have Chameleon Markers available for you to use if you don’t have any – another option would be alcohol inks using a small brush or Q-tips)
  • 5” Ikea bowl for adding a nice curve while baking (I will have some available to use)
  • Mica powder (optional – I like using gold mica on the gold clay to give a more metallic look)
  • Texture sheet, e.g., stair tread to texture back of pendant
  • Varathane or other sealant compatible with polymer clay
  • Findings – jumprings, ribbon crimps, clasps, etc.
  • Ribbon (I will bring my ribbons) or cord
  • Extruder (optional for creating border and bail)
  • Jewelry tools/pliers if you have them
  • Work surface
  • Pasta machine
  • Your favorite clay tools

April 2022 Meeting

New to Polymer Clay?

If you are a beginner at Polymer Clay, this class is for YOU! IF you have experience, we need you, too!

We are having a tips and tools class on April the 16th at 1:30 at Crown Heights Nazarene Church, 920 NW 46th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 (see map below)

We will also have a demo of some basic techniques: mokume gane, bull’s eye cane, skinner blend.

I hope to see YOU!

Note: We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.

March 2022 Meeting

Silken Bubble Pendant

A Samantha Burrows Tutorial Presented by Tom

Our next meeting will be on March 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm at the Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene, 920 NW 46th St., OKC. See map below for directions. We will be broadcasting the meeting via Zoom. If you need access, please contact Betty.

Tom is going to show us how to make a Silken Bubble Pendant.

Tutorial and photo from Samantha Burrows of Jessama Tutorials – used by permission.

Supply list

  • Polymer Clay – one 2oz block white, ½ block black (in the demo I used Premo)
  • If you are planning to create texture stamps you’ll also need 2oz scrap/leftover clay
    or Bubble, pebble or cobble stone texture stamp/mat.
    Preferably an innie and an outie.
  • Mini circle cutters
  • Hollow bead maker
  • Graduated Circle cutters set
  • Alcohol Inks (blues and purple are used in the demo but any colors you prefer are fine.)
  • Black Crackle paint (We will have some on hand if you don’t have it)
  • 99% isopropyl alcohol (a spritzer bottle works best)
  • Liquid polymer ( TLS, Bake&Bond, etc…)
  • A soft paint brush to be used with alcohol inks
  • Wet wipes
  • Texture mat / Sand paper for back of pendant
  • A round bottom bowl to serve as a form/mold in the oven
  • The usual clay tools:
    Tissue blade
    Pasta machine / or roller
    Shaper tools
    Pin drill

February 2022 Meeting – Scrappy Quilt Squares Veneer

Hi All!
 
It’s almost time for our February meeting on Saturday the 19th.
We will be meeting at 1:30 PM at the Crown Heights Nazarene Church
920 NW 46th St. OKC
 
Lee Ann will be showing us how to make Scrappy Quilt Squares Veneer
 
You will need:
 

1. Four polymer Clay colors that go well together-this is a good time to use your scrap clay. chop into small pieces to make a ball about the size of a golf ball

 
2. “We R memory keepers” glass mat at Micheals or Fiskars craft
mat (work surface with measuring guides).
 
3. Pasta machine
 
4. Blade
 
5. Two sheets of plain paper
 
6. Burnishing tool – a spoon works well.
 
Hope to see you Saturday!