Polymer Clay Beginners Notebook with CHarm

This is a Two Part class especially for those of you brand new to polymer clay, but also for those of you who may have dabbled in clay before. Most important, you don’t need a kiln for polymer clay! Without spending a fortune, you’ll learn how to make blends, Millefiori canes and also two ways to cover a light switch plate cover. This class is packed with tips, tricks and techniques that I wish I had been told when I first began. I did keep a notebook back then and used it to create this class.
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• A work space
• Clay blades
• The Pasta Machine
• Translucent Liquid Sculpey
• An old baking sheet
• Oven thermometer
• 12" ruler
• An empty round jar
• Future floor wax
• A soft bristle brush
• Plastic wrap
• Light switch plate
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• Lacy flower cane center:
- 2 oz. Green (Fimo Soft Apple)
- 2 oz. White (Premo White)
• Each Flower cane will need:
- 2 oz. flower color
- 2 oz. White to blend
- 1 oz. of black “Wrap”
- 2 oz. of background “filler” clay
• Each Leaf cane needs:
- 2 oz. of leaf color (Premo Spanish olive)
- 2 oz. White to make the blend (Premo White)
• If using translucent clay as a background filler, use an additional 2 oz. of white clay to give your cane a very thin (#5) wrap over the black.

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Cathy Harm

Cathy Harm

Cathy Harm has been hooked on polymer clay since 2000 when she learned that no kiln was needed to fire polymer clay, that was all she needed to hear to explore and develop a love for this limitless medium. Designing and creating Millefiori (meaning 1000 flowers) polymer clay canes has been a love since she discovered the clay. After all these years she still thinks it almost magical to take solid colored clay, manipulate it in her hands and create cane designs. A wonderful surprise was the reception her work received in just a few short years worldwide. 

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It can be done and it's fun. Review by Kathy
Whenever I have looked at caning projects I've been too intimidated to try those putzy things. I bit the bullet and took this class and had a lot of fun. Cathy gives good instructions and tips so you can have a successful experience. Caning isn't nearly as difficult as I thought. It's really fun to choose colors and make little alterations to the canes as you get more comfortable. I like that I was shown the fan fold technique along with everything else. You will have fun. Enjoy! (Posted on 12/11/15)

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