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March 2024 Meeting: Crackle Technique

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🎨 **Discover Crackling Magic** 🌟

with Lisa

Get ready to delve into the captivating world of crackle polymer clay creations! Did you know there are many ways to create a crackle look with polymer clay? This month, Lisa will be showing us how to use only polymer clay to create a fascinating crackle surface.

Before our meeting, please prepare your crackle layer following these simple steps:

Skinner Blend Crackle
Crackle made with Skinner Blend

⏰ Do Ahead:

Red Crackle over Black
Prepare the Crackle Layer:
  • Roll out a piece of clay (any color but should contrast nicely with your chosen background) on the thinnest setting of your pasta machine.
  • Place the clay between two pieces of white printer paper and burnish.
  • Run the clay, still sandwiched between the paper, through the thinnest setting of the pasta machine again.
  • Leave the clay between the two pieces of paper for 12 to 24 hours to dry out.

🌈Background Clay:

We’ll create our background clay during the meeting. You can use a solid color, scraps, or make a Skinner blend. Ensure the background clay is rolled out on the thickest setting of your pasta machine.

Materials Needed:
  • Crackle Layer
  • Background Clay
  • White Printer Paper
  • Work Surface
  • Pasta Machine
  • Exacto Knife
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Item to cover
  • Optional: Cutters
Jewelry pieces from the crackle

Meeting Details:

📅 Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

⏰ Time: 1:30 PM

🏠 Location:Wesley United Methodist Church, 1401 NW 25th St, OKC. (map) Park on the west side and enter through the double glass doors (Contact us for the entry code). We meet downstairs in the basement. There is an elevator for anyone who has difficulty maneuvering stairs. Please contact us if you need help.

Join us as we embark on this crackling adventure! Don't forget to bring your prepared crackle layer to the meeting, and let's unleash our creativity together.