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Laurie Mika
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 10

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$ 150  

This handmade house-shaped substrate is the perfect base for creating your very own Divine Shrine. We will cover a variety of tile-making techniques that include stamping into clay, painting on the raw clay surface, using molds, embedding a variety of objects into clay, easy transfers, gold leaf and collage on clay. In addition to leaning how to work with polymer clay, students will also learn mixed media techniques for using stencils and rubber stamping on the sides of their shrine. This shrine is freestanding or can be hung on the wall which gives one lots of options for display.

Materials fee $20 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes: wood house, paint and related supplies, gold leaf, collage images, transfers, Mica powders, Rub n Buff, gel medium, seed beads, Apoxie Sculpt

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

5 small (2 oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay, two of the same color and two of a related color and bring 1 package of white or light colored Premo or Sculpey III for transfers. Please make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying (see if you can dent it) and condition it prior to class by kneading it until softened, rolling it into balls and placing in a baggie to store.

Rolling pin or large diameter, 1.5 inch PVC pipe works too about 10-12 inches long

A pencil with an eraser

Paintbrushes to include a one-inch flat brush and a detail brush

Small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)

Doo-Dads- jewelry parts, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, bead caps, glass dome, bezel, wings, crowns, buttons, small frames, beads, charms, pearls, tiny mirrors and halos, etc. (see pics for ideas). Stay away from plastic/ adhesive rhinestones!

Optional: preferred collage images, I will have plenty of female figures

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