PCA 2019 Classes

Live video recorded March 7- featuring Kira's cats and variations!
March 07, 2019

Live video recorded March 7- featuring Kira's cats and variations!

Check out our thoughts, and post your photos for a chance to win my necklace :)

 

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Polymer Clay Collage Coin Pop Up Class
February 21, 2019

Polymer Clay Collage Coin Pop Up Class

I had so much fun creating the pendant for Natalja's class but as always I like to think outside of the box. I grabbed a wavy blade made some silkscreen designs, (texture or transfers would be cool too) and pieced together this fun coin. 

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January 08, 2019

Anytime Discount for the CreateAlong Shop!

As an Adventurer, you can get tools and supplies all year with a 15% off discount, just use code PCArules2019 at checkout. Remember- there's only one coupon good for each purchase, so use this one when we aren't having a sale! 

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January 05, 2019

Facebook Invitation to the Group

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Cindi McGee - Peacocks & Paisleys Veneer
January 05, 2019

Cindi McGee - Peacocks & Paisleys Veneer

The colors of a peacock have always been my favorite go-to shades. I absolutely love teal, cobalt blue, greens of any shade, and the deep royal purple that flashes when the feathers hit the right just right. They even give off a slight metallic golden sheen, as well as a somewhat irridescent quality in the colors themselves, which amazes me - how can a living creature have metallic effect coloring? It’s magical. Paisleys have become one of my favorite things to design because there are virtually endless options on sizes, patterns and colors and they mix well with a lot of design styles. This veneer combines these two favorites of mine into an eye catching way to embellish a box, journal cover, or create fabulous pendants.


Cindi McGee
- Cindi MGee is a multi-published mixed-media artist. Over the past 18 years, she has enjoyed experimenting with many types of mixed-media but has found her true passion lies with polymer clay. Her motto is "Dare to be Different." Her style is diverse, and she is always seeking new techniques to master. Cindi lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and a menagerie of beloved animals. www.CindiMcGeeBehindTheseEyes.blogspot.com                   www.etsy.com/shop/CindiMcGeeDesigns

Materials:

  • Premo! Sculpey® - Black, Ultramarine Blue, Purple
  • Premo! Sculpey® Accents™ - Peacock Pearl, Gold 
  • Sculpey® III - String Bean, Teal Pearl  
  • Clay machine 
  • Extruder with small multi-hole disc 
  • Clay roller, clay blade, craft knife, clay tools, straw or 1/4” circle cutter  
  • Ceramic tile 
  • Sculpey® Etch & Pearl Tools - 3 sizes 
  • Sculpey® Bake & Bond Adhesive 
  • CreateAlong.com Deco Disc - Paisley 
  • CreateAlong.com Peacock Feathers Silkscreen 
  • CreateAlong.com Pigment Mica Powders - Jewel Set, Essential Metallics, Summer Brights (or individual jars of deep blue, teal, gold, green, purple mica powders) 
  • CreateAlong.com Hot Fix Cabochons 4mm - Bright Blue, Purple, Green - Optional 
  • CreateAlong.com Dragon Scales & Mermaid Scales (light blue) - Optional 
  • Small flat paintbrushes 
  • DecoArt® Dazzling Metallics- Emperor’s Gold, Peacock Pearl, Ice Blue, Festive Green 
  • Makin’s® Water Drop clay cutters Set of 3 
  • Makin’s® Flower & Leaves cutter set (or single medium sized lower cutter of your choice). 

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Ilysa Ginsburg - Shimmer & Shift Texture & Veneer
January 05, 2019

Ilysa Ginsburg - Shimmer & Shift Texture & Veneer

Ilysa Ginsburg - Purple lovin', country dwelling, lover of all things creative.  Ilysa enjoys sharing her passion for polymer, and delivering inspiration through her online tutorials, creative experiments and creative endeavors.  Find her online at CreateAlong.com and PolymerClayTV.com. 


Materials: 
  • Clay blade
  • Acrylic rod
  • poker tool
  • Liquid Sculpey Clear
  • Premo Clay in your color choice I used translucent and black
  • Hot fix Cabochons
  • Shimmer Shifts available at Createalong.com
  • Silicone Texture sheet I used Rocky Path and Ginkgo
  • Pigment ink
  • UV resin
  • Metallic acrylic paint
  • Optional: glitter, powdered pigments

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Kira McCoy - Caned & Sculpted Cats
January 05, 2019

Kira McCoy - Caned & Sculpted Cats

Learn to make the most simple quick canes and use them for surface patterns. Then create cute and easy cat shapes and turn them into beads and sculpture!

Learn about other fun surface decorations you can use with your polymer clay after baking, too.

Kira McCoy designs products and wrangles the website at CreateAlong.com. She's been a polymer clay artist and teacher for over 25 years and lives in North Florida.  Find her online at CreateAlong.com and PolymerClayTV.com.


 

Supplies used:

  • Premo Clay: Ecru, Gold, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Orange.
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls paints
  • Tulip Fabric Paints- Glossy
  • Swarovski Flatback 22 SS red crystals
  • Krystal Katana- crystal setting wax stick
  • Tiny Eye Screws
  • Rubber tipped sculpting tools for shaping the ears
  • Glass beads, and jewelry bits including 26 g wire, jump rings, and Sari Ribbon to create the necklace
  • Amaco bead pins and a sock knitting needle

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Pritesh Dagur - Jadau Jewelry
January 05, 2019

Pritesh Dagur - Jadau Jewelry

Jadau (a Hindi word for 'inlaid') is an ancient and intricate Art form, believed to have been brought to India during the Mughal invasion. Over time though, India has embraced the Art form and is practiced largely in the Westerns states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Original Jadau work is done using gold and diamonds and can be quite painstaking to create. A recreation in polymer clay, however, is a lot more accessible. This tutorial attempts to create the splendor of Jadau style of jewellery making, using polymer clay, mica powders and Swarovski crystals. Step by step, very intricate patterns can be created.

Pritesh Dagur - Pritesh, a scientist by training and an artist by passion,  has worked with one medium or the other nearly all her life. After finishing a PhD in Chemistry, she saw her calling in application of her science knowledge to Art. After working extensively with paper quilling and layered paper, polymer clay happened rather by accident than anything else. For past 4 years, she's been working with clay, largely focussed on coming up with new techniques. Residing in Bangalore (India), she has a Team of equally dedicated and talented artists working with her at Art'zire, her design studio.                 www.facebook.com/Artzire

Materials:
  • A glass piece (to work on)
  • Premo! Sculpey® Gold and Black clays
  • Pencil (for tracing)
  • Fine tip knife
  • Clay smoother (Silicone brush or metal smoother tool)
  • Fine tip paint brush (synthetic hair, number 0)
  • Fine tip ball tool
  • Needle Tool
  • Circle cutters (Fat Daddio Nesting circle cutters used)
  • Mica powder (Gold), Pearl-Ex Aztec Gold used here
  • Marquise Swarovski crystals (2 mm x 4 mm, 4 mm x 7 mm, Peridot)
  • Kundan stone (optional), Can be replaced by a bail
  • 2.5 mm chaton Swarovski crystals, round, clear diamond
  • 8 mm Bright Gold Pearl Swarovski Pearls (Code: 5810), these can be replaced by any stringing material you might want to use)
  • Stud bases for earrings (rose gold zinc-free alloy stud bases used here)
  • Tiger tail
  • Metal crimps
  • 13/0 and 11/0 black glass seed beads
  • Lobster clasp for the string
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Matt finish glaze (Varathane used here, matte finish, water based)
  • Extruder (Makin’s Professional used here)
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Outline - Necklace
 

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Stephanie Kilgast - Magical Mushroom
January 05, 2019

Stephanie Kilgast - Magical Mushroom

Learn to sculpt a detailed mushroom with intriguing textures in bright colors.

An intuitive approach to colors that is accessible to beginners but interesting enough to catch more advanced sculptors as well.

 Stephanie Kilgast - Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast’s artwork is an ode to nature and its current biodiversity. She grows colorful organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature.

She built her reputation and her sculpting skills around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures. Her work has been exhibited in America, Asia and Europe.

In 2015, she worked on her « daily veggie challenge », an artistic project where she sculpted a different miniature vegetable or fruit every day to present the vast quantity of edible plants, while encouraging to reduce our meat and animal products intake for environmental reasons.

French, Born in 1985, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, currently resides in Vannes, France.  https://www.petitplat.fr

Materials:
  • Polymer clay in the colors of your liking, pick three close colors for the mushroom. I 
  • picked blue, mint and green.
  • If using polymer clay that bakes very opaque (like Fimo) use as much translucent clay as the color you picked. If your polymer clay is already partially translucent, (like Cernit) you can use the colors as is.
  • Liquid polymer clay
  • Acrylic paint in the same colors of the polymer clay you picked, black and white.
  • Varnish

Tools:

  • Ball ended stylus
  • Spatula tool / toothpick / needle tool, the tool you like best
  • Here a video link to the tools I like best https://youtu.be/oqph9A56p38
  • Scalpel
  • Sandpaper / toothbrush
  • Aluminium foil
  • Masking tape

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Sherri Thompson - Autumn Love Mandala Cane
January 05, 2019

Sherri Thompson - Autumn Love Mandala Cane

I will show you how to create a mandala cane with a focus on precise construction and fun color combinations.

Sherri Thompson - I'm a mixed media artist from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I make one-of-a-kind pieces of art. I have created in various forms as far back as I can remember. Making things that people enjoy as much as I enjoy making them is the best feeling! Creating gives me life and being able to manifest what is in my brain with polymer clay brings me so much joy!  https://www.facebook.com/lunamerakistudio/

Materials:

  • 5 oz. Premo! Sculpey® Black
  • 4 oz. Premo! Sculpey® White
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Fuchsia
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Blush
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Orange
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Purple
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Jungle
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Accents Pearl
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Accents Sunset Pearl
  • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Accents Copper
  • Blade
  • Acrylic stamp blocks (I got them at Dollar Tree)
  • Pasta Machine
  • Ruler (metal is helpful)
  • Acrylic/Wood/Metal Rods - Markers - Cane Tools
  • Acrylic Cane Ends - Poker Chips

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Sandy Huntress - Steampunk Dragon
January 05, 2019

Sandy Huntress - Steampunk Dragon

Learn how to create your own version of one of Sandy's most popular sculptures: the steampunk dragon.

In this class we will cover all the steps in this very detailed project starting with where to find inspiration for the attitude, mood and pose of your dragon. You'll get lots of ideas for props, inclusions and extra things you can add to your creation.

We’ll then start by building an armature that will be the skeleton for your dragon’s body. You'll learn how to build it and get tips and tricks along the way for achieving exactly the look you want.

After that we'll add all sorts of fun details including faux metal plates, a variety of steampunk gears, and the coolest looking wings. You can even give your dragon its own brass goggles if you like.

We'll also look briefly at how gears in a clock actually work. Nothing too technical, but it will help us get a more realistic effect.

Along the way Sandy will show how to correct problems, personalize your project and give design tips so that when are you done you will have an amazing piece of art.

Sources of Inspiration:

Pinterest boards such as:

https://www.pinterest.com/sandysewin/dragon-inspiration-polymer-clay/

https://www.pinterest.com/sandysewin/thursdays-dragon/

https://www.pinterest.com/sandysewin/steampunk/

Books:

Dragonworld

Dragonology

 Sandy Huntress - Sandy has rarely met a craft she didn't like, and has all the gadgetry to prove it! You'll often find her in her studio where she designs and makes polymer clay sculptures, dragons, wire work, beaded jewelry, garments, and quilts, just to name a few. You can read all about Sandy's creative adventures at her blog, KeepsakeCrafts.net. She also has a YouTube channel where you will find new polymer clay and jewelry video tutorials each week.

It's Sandy's hope that with every post, video or tutorial students will come away encouraged and inspired. If she's done that, then she considers herself successful. www.keepsakecrafts.net 

Materials:

  • Armature wire or heavy gauge floral wire (By the way, I misspoke in the video, the wire I used is 3.2mm (1/8”) in diameter, not 6mm)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Floral tape
  • 4 to 6 ounces scrap clay
  • Metallic clay in colors of choice, 3-4 ounces (I used Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold)
  • Clay texturing tools such as netting, mesh, and diamond patterned tool handles
  • 1/8 inch ball dotting tool
  • Clay blades, flexible and rigid
  • Pasta machine
  • Sculpting tools such as the Can't Live Without It and Gotta Have It tools
  • Liquid clay
  • Metal gears (also, see parts kit, below)
  • Metal shears
  • Safety glasses
  • Fat Daddio football shaped cutters
  • 6-8mm glass or metal beads for eyes
  • 20 gauge craft wire
  • Pliers
  • Metal filigree pieces
  • Mica powders, I used perfect pearls in Pewter and Blue Patina
  • Polybonder glue
  • Craft knife
  • Needle tool
  • Small screwdriver set
  • Wire cutters
  • Soft brush
  • Lisa Pavelka steampunk gear mold
  • Tracing wheel, from sewing department
  • 8 mm jump rings or split rings
  • Head pin or wire to match color of jump rings or split rings
  • Drywall sanding mesh
  • Clock hands or other long thin parts for wing ribs (see parts kit, below)
  • Knitting needle or bamboo skewer
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Vintaj patinas, I used Nouveau Silver, Verdigris and Jade
  • Armor All
  • 1/16" drill bit
  • 2 eye pins
  • Awl

Brass Clock Parts Kits:

There are lots of steampunk gears and products out there, but there's nothing quite like adding REAL clock parts to your creations.  So just for PCA 2019 I've assembled a limited number of kits to go with this Steampunk Dragon class.

Your kit will include 1 lb. of metal (mostly steel and brass) parts recycled from broken clocks. It's upcycling at its coolest!

Your kit will have:

  • at least a dozen clock hands (used mainly in making the wings)
  • at least 10 assorted gears, (from ¾ to 1 ¾-inches in diameter) many are still attached to arbors, which can help in embedding them in your dragon or they can be removed
  • an at least 4-foot length of brass or steel chain
  • a variety of other clock bits and pieces, large and small, that will inspire your imagination in their uses!

You can purchase the Steampunk Brass Clock Gears Kit at my Etsy shop, Keepsake Crafts Create.

While you're there, feel free to use the coupon code DRAGON15 for 15% off everything in my shop! Coupon expires December 31, 2019.

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Polina Szucs-Foteva - Polymer Embroidery
January 05, 2019

Polina Szucs-Foteva - Polymer Embroidery

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Project One is a pair of earrings. Created in shades of blue, it resembles an enchanted flower garden glowing in the night.

Project Two is a folklore inspired pendant. It unites the elegance of the female silhouette and the beauty of the traditional Hungarian floral motifs.

Polina Foteva - My name is Polina Foteva and I am a Bulgarian polymer clay artist based in Budapest, Hungary. My adventure with polymer clay started around 2010. Of course I fall in love with the medium, who wouldn't? I was constantly experimenting with techniques, textures, colors, you name it! I felt like a little kid who discovered a good book and dived in it's endless world. Until I found the embroidery technique. Then my heart and soul were stolen. I embraced the technique, shaped it in my own liking and made sure I perfect it. Now I am here to share my knowledge :). If your curious about my portfolio, check out my Instagram - @polina.foteva.art or my Facebook page - Polina Foteva Art (@polina.foteva.art)

Materials:
Project 1 - 

 

  • Earring settings – preferably wider and bigger or easier working
  • Sharp blade
  • Ball tool - preferably with a small ball tip
  • Sharp sewing needle
  • Brush (optional)
  • Rubbing alcohol or acetone
  • Q-tips or make up pads
  • Polymer clay -   5 shades of blue – from the darkest to the brightest
  • White

Project 2 - 

  • Pendant setting
  • Female silhouette template
  • Sharp blade
  • Sharp sewing needle
  • Ball tool
  • Brush (optional)
  • Rubbing alcohol or acetone
  • Q-tips or make up pads
  • Pasta machine or roller
  • Polymer clay -
  •      Dark blue for the background
  •      White for the silhouette
  •      Green for the stems and the leaves
  •      Yellow, orange and red for the main flowers
  •      Pink and violet/purple for the additional flowers
  • Chain
  • 2 jumps rings
  • Pliers – round or diagonal, preferably both

Outline - Project 1

Outline - Project 2

 

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Panarili - Faux Cross Stitch
January 05, 2019

Panarili - Faux Cross Stitch

Cross stitching is one of my first crafts I learned. I think I was about 6. About 30 years later, I learnted to cross stitch with polymer clay, and I think it is a beginning of series of interesting projects one can make using this technique. Very few tools, some time and patience and PC cross stitch embroidery pieces are ready! Follow and enjoy!

PANARILI - Enjoying life high in the mountains, grown up in a big city, cannot imagine life without family and clay-playing.  Love new challenges and experiences, but not adrenailne provoking) I got acquainted with clay 8-9 years ago and eversince we are friends.  Still exploring new possibilities and get inspiration from nature, colour and other crafts. Love simplicity in achiving cool effects.   http://bit.ly/PANARILI

Materials:
  • Premo! Sculpey®
  • - White 5001
  • - Rhino Grey 5529
  • - Orange 5033
  • - Cadmium Red Hue 5382
  • - Spanish Olive 5007
  • - Burnt Umber 5053
  • - Purple 5513
  • Sculpey® Souffle Turnip 6515
  • Liquid Clay (e.g. Sculpey® Bake and Bond)

Tools

  • Round/oval cutters 4-6 cm
  • Scalpel/X-knife
  • Long screw without head
  • Plastic bag
  • Extruder
  • Pasta-machine
  • Ceramic tile or glass from a foto-frame
  • Working surface you can bake on
  • Oven
  • Wet wipes
  • Here's a link to the tool that is used to create that cross-stitch effect in case you need to find one. You can also probably pick one up at your local home improvement store! LINK

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Jessica Hager - Nesting Embellished Trinket Dishes
January 05, 2019

Jessica Hager - Nesting Embellished Trinket Dishes

Various techniques for creating embellished, nesting trinket dishes.

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Jessica Hager - Jessica has been crafting for as long as she can  remember, but her experience with polymer clay began in 2008. She has been creating miniature foods since then and has participated in a number of craft shows in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her Etsy shop, Frosted Treats, has been open since 2008 and she has had the opportunity to create custom jewelry and gifts for people across the United States and abroad. When she is not crafting, she teaches middle school social studies and spends time with her husky, Summer.

http://frostedtreats.etsy.com       http://instagram.com/frostedtreatshandmade http://facebook.com/frostedtreats       http://twitter.com/frostedtreats


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Arieta Stavridou - Textured Bowl
January 05, 2019

Arieta Stavridou - Textured Bowl

Simple techniques and shapes come together with texturing, inlay, onlay, and working within the confines of a circular shape to create beautiful works of art that you can create with your own favorite colors.

 Arieta Stavridou - 

https://www.facebook.com/BigFishArietasHandmadeWorld

Materials: 

  • Plate
  • White Sculpey® Clay 
  • Two additional colors of polymer clay
  • Two shades of alcohol ink
  • Cutters
  • Texturing tools
  • Spatula
  • 2-3 small plastic cups
  • Tissues
  • Small bowl & water
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Toothpicks
  • Glue
  • Acrylic paint (black or brown)

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Samantha Burroughs - Day in the Forest Necklace
January 05, 2019

Samantha Burroughs - Day in the Forest Necklace

In this tutorial I'll show you how to create three canes (a daisy, a leaf and a translucent grass cane). I'll show you how to create a cool veneer from them and how to turn that veneer into perfectly finished beads.

The techniques shown in this tutorial can be changed to create an entirely different look and so are very versatile.

I explain the process step by step and include tips and tricks along the way so that you can replicate the project perfectly along with being able to change it up to make it all your own.

Samantha Burroughs - Hi everyone, I’m Samantha, the creator of JessamaTutorials.com. I also have a youtube channel, a patreon account and an etsy shop where I sell cutters, texture stamps and tutorials. I love all things polymer clay, cats and nature.  https://www.jessamatutorials.com

Materials:

  • White, black, purple, green, yellow, pearl white Kato polymer clay
  • Translucent Premo polymer clay
  • A tissue blade
  • A pasta machine
  • An acrylic roller
  • An oven
  • Plain printing paper
  • Cutters (Here’s a link to the ones I used https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/594660899/polymer-clay-wrapped-collar-rectangle?ref=shop_home_active_18)
  • A pin drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Renaissance wax
  • Black accu-flex beading wire, 49 strands, softest drape,   .024 inch diameter
  • 12 4mm round white howlite beads
  • A silver clasp
  • Two silver jumprings
  • Two silver charlotte crimps
  • Two silver crimps
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

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Cynthia Gougian - Grooved Bubble Beads
January 05, 2019

Cynthia Gougian - Grooved Bubble Beads

The Grooved Bubble Bead tutorial includes instructions to create two types of grooved bubble beads. These beads are very easy to wire wrap, and this a great project for beginner wire wrappers. The tutorial also includes directions to complete two beautiful veneers, and complete instructions to construct a wire wrapped necklace.

Cynthia Gougian - Cynthia might look like a mild mannered medical coder, but her alter ego is a wild, gypsy artisan.  The day job just keeps her in art supplies. Friends and family strongly suspect she was one of Santa’s elves in a previous lifetime, possibly the one responsible for the “misfit toys”.   She is hard wired to create, and will do just that in any medium she can get her hands on. But, polymer clay remains her favorite medium.  She loves color, sparkly things, interesting lines, whimsy, laughing out loud (mostly at herself), children, dogs, and “As seen on TV” products.    She is a baker of tasty cakes and cookies, and all around nifty little chief cook and bottle washer.   https://www.completeanduttermess.com

Materials

  • Pasta Machine
  • Clay Blade
  • Acrylic Roller
  • Clay Rib (also known as a clay scraper)
  • Furniture Glide
  • Deli Paper
  • Oven Thermometer
  • Clay Yo Texture Sheets
  • Disposable aluminum pan and aluminum foil
  • Sculpey Hollow Bead Maker
  • 220 grit sand paper
  • Zap a Gap Medium CA Glue
  • Cutters 1 ¾ inch circle cutter, 1 ½ inch circle cutter, 1 inch circle cutter
  • Kemper Miniature Circle Cutters
  • Small amount of black clay
  • 2 ounces of scrap clay for the bead cores
  • 2 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Burnt Umbero
  • 2 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Pearl Peacock
  • 4 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Pearl White
  • 4 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Translucent
  • Kato Clear Liquid Clay
  • Poly Paste
  • Bake and Bond, or liquid clay
  • Brushes
  • A Stiff Brush (Stencil brushes work well)
  • Large Soft Artist’s Brush (to apply metal leafing flakes)

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Amy Hucks - Monster Frames
January 05, 2019

Amy Hucks - Monster Frames

We all have those family members that just don't fit in, but we love them no matter what! So lets display their portrait proudly on the wall. Free form sculpting a monster face in a frame!

Amy K. Hucks - Amy is a member of the Indiana Polymer Clay guild. Her goal is to travel the world with her wife Jennifer and teach others the fun of polymer clay.   https://www.facebook.com/SuperSculptor/

Materials

Clay colors - Mix a tiny bit of any bright, fun monster color* with premo! Sculpey® beige (green, orange or blue) for the skin tone.  Use a contrasting color for the claws, pearl or glow in the dark mixed with a bit of translucent for the fangs. 

* ANY colors work!  Use your imagination and embrace the strange!

Tools - Pasta machine or acrylic roller, silicone tipped sculpting tools, needle tools, cutting blades, circle graduated colors, soft brushes, extruder for hair 

Additional Supplies - small wooden or metal frame.

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Suzanne Ivester - Pomander Pendants
January 05, 2019

Suzanne Ivester - Pomander Pendants

In this workshop, you'll learn to make hollow pendants that can be opened and closed to contain fragrances or a prayer or talisman. You can choose from eight color recipes to create pomander pendants in two shapes: cylinders and cubes. You'll also learn how to add chain, beads, and charms to personalize your unique pendant.

Suzanne Ivester - Suzanne Ivester has been an avid polymer clayer for all of this century, and her interests include a little bit of everything. She is a past president of the International Polymer Guild and is the author of the Polymer Chef column in Polymer Cafe magazine and Polymer Clay Universe. Suzanne lives in Fernandina Beach, Florida, and is a member of the First Coast Polymer Clayers Guild in St. Augustine.  http://thepolymerchef.blogspot.com

Materials:

  • Thin cardboard (like a cereal box)
  • Glue stick or white glue for gluing paper to cardboard
  • Printout of template for 1inch cube
  • Polymer clay and mix in ingredients of your choice from the list of clay recipes
  • Push molds in border shapes and small (less than 1inch diameter) button like
  • shapes.
  • Sculpey® Bake ‘n Bond
  • Small punches, hollow metal tubes, or drinking straws
  • Acrylic or oil paint, Rub n Buff, Gilder’s Paste, or similar, for antiquing
  • 1 mm. Stretch Magic cord
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Round nose jewelry pliers and wire cutting pliers
  • At least 22 inches of costume chain (for each necklace)
  • Glass or stone beads, necklace clasps, jump rings, bead caps, charms
  • Link to BOX TEMPLATE 

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    November 01, 2018

    Goody Bag Winners!

    Here's Ilysa making the announcement. Goody Bags will go out later this year. Congrats!

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    Welcome to PCA 2019!
    October 20, 2018

    Welcome to PCA 2019!

    We are so glad to have you here.

    Please be sure to join the Facebook group located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/229578934391901/

    Stay tuned, we will be contacting you with the first pre-retreat festivities soon!

    Remember- you must be logged in to see the link to find PCA on the CreateAlong site. 

    Have fun- Classes open on January 5.

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    2019 Polymer Clay Adventure - Supply Lists
    October 20, 2018

    2019 Polymer Clay Adventure - Supply Lists

    Suzanne Ivester - POMANDER PENDANTS 

    Materials:

    • Thin cardboard (like a cereal box)
    • Glue stick or white glue for gluing paper to cardboard
    • Printout of template for 1inch cube
    • Polymer clay and mix in ingredients of your choice from the list of clay recipes
    • Push molds in border shapes and small (less than 1inch diameter) button like
    • shapes.
    • Sculpey® Bake ‘n Bond
    • Small punches, hollow metal tubes, or drinking straws
    • Acrylic or oil paint, Rub n Buff, Gilder’s Paste, or similar, for antiquing
    • 1 mm. Stretch Magic cord
    • 20 gauge wire
    • Round nose jewelry pliers and wire cutting pliers
    • At least 22 inches of costume chain (for each necklace)
    • Glass or stone beads, necklace clasps, jump rings, bead caps, charms

    Sandy Huntress - STEAMPUNK DRAGON

    Materials:

    • Armature wire or heavy gauge floral wire (By the way, I misspoke in the video, the wire I used is 3.2mm (1/8”) in diameter, not 6mm)
    • Aluminum foil
    • Floral tape
    • 4 to 6 ounces scrap clay
    • Metallic clay in colors of choice, 3-4 ounces (I used Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold)
    • Clay texturing tools such as netting, mesh, and diamond patterned tool handles
    • 1/8 inch ball dotting tool
    • Clay blades, flexible and rigid
    • Pasta machine
    • Sculpting tools such as the Can't Live Without It and Gotta Have It tools
    • Liquid clay
    • Metal gears (also, see parts kit, below)
    • Metal shears
    • Safety glasses
    • Fat Daddio football shaped cutters
    • 6-8mm glass or metal beads for eyes
    • 20 gauge craft wire
    • Pliers
    • Metal filigree pieces
    • Mica powders, I used perfect pearls in Pewter and Blue Patina
    • Polybonder glue
    • Craft knife
    • Needle tool
    • Small screwdriver set
    • Wire cutters
    • Soft brush
    • Lisa Pavelka steampunk gear mold
    • Tracing wheel, from sewing department
    • 8 mm jump rings or split rings
    • Head pin or wire to match color of jump rings or split rings
    • Drywall sanding mesh
    • Clock hands or other long thin parts for wing ribs (see parts kit, below)
    • Knitting needle or bamboo skewer
    • Brown acrylic paint
    • Microfiber cloth
    • Vintaj patinas, I used Nouveau Silver, Verdigris and Jade
    • Armor All
    • 1/16" drill bit
    • 2 eye pins
    • Awl

    Brass Clock Parts Kits:

    There are lots of steampunk gears and products out there, but there's nothing quite like adding REAL clock parts to your creations.  So just for PCA 2019 I've assembled a limited number of kits to go with this Steampunk Dragon class.

    Your kit will include 1 lb. of metal (mostly steel and brass) parts recycled from broken clocks. It's upcycling at its coolest!

    Your kit will have:

    • at least a dozen clock hands (used mainly in making the wings)
    • at least 10 assorted gears, (from ¾ to 1 ¾-inches in diameter) many are still attached to arbors, which can help in embedding them in your dragon or they can be removed
    • an at least 4-foot length of brass or steel chain
    • a variety of other clock bits and pieces, large and small, that will inspire your imagination in their uses!

    You can purchase the Steampunk Brass Clock Gears Kit at my Etsy shop, Keepsake Crafts Create.

    Samantha Burroughs - DAY IN THE FOREST NECKLACE

    Materials:

    • White, black, purple, green, yellow, pearl white Kato polymer clay
    • Translucent Premo polymer clay
    • A tissue blade
    • A pasta machine
    • An acrylic roller
    • An oven
    • Plain printing paper
    • Cutters (Here’s a link to the ones I used https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/594660899/polymer-clay-wrapped-collar-rectangle?ref=shop_home_active_18)
    • A pin drill
    • Sandpaper
    • Renaissance wax
    • Black accu-flex beading wire, 49 strands, softest drape,   .024 inch diameter
    • 12 4mm round white howlite beads
    • A silver clasp
    • Two silver jumprings
    • Two silver charlotte crimps
    • Two silver crimps
    • Flat nose pliers
    • Wire cutters
    Pritesh Dagur - JADAU JEWELRY 
    Materials:
    • A glass piece (to work on)
    • Premo! Sculpey® Gold and Black clays
    • Pencil (for tracing)
    • Fine tip knife
    • Clay smoother (Silicone brush or metal smoother tool)
    • Fine tip paint brush (synthetic hair, number 0)
    • Fine tip ball tool
    • Needle Tool
    • Circle cutters (Fat Daddio Nesting circle cutters used)
    • Mica powder (Gold), Pearl-Ex Aztec Gold used here
    • Marquise Swarovski crystals (2 mm x 4 mm, 4 mm x 7 mm, Peridot)
    • Kundan stone (optional), Can be replaced by a bail
    • 2.5 mm chaton Swarovski crystals, round, clear diamond
    • 8 mm Bright Gold Pearl Swarovski Pearls (Code: 5810), these can be replaced by any stringing material you might want to use)
    • Stud bases for earrings (rose gold zinc-free alloy stud bases used here)
    • Tiger tail
    • Metal crimps
    • 13/0 and 11/0 black glass seed beads
    • Lobster clasp for the string
    • Chain nose pliers
    • Matt finish glaze (Varathane used here, matte finish, water based)
    • Extruder (Makin’s Professional used here)

    Amy Hucks - MONSTER FRAMES 

    Materials:

    Clay colors - Mix a tiny bit of any bright, fun monster color* with premo! Sculpey® beige (green, orange or blue) for the skin tone.  Use a contrasting color for the claws, pearl or glow in the dark mixed with a bit of translucent for the fangs. 

    * ANY colors work!  Use your imagination and embrace the strange!

    Tools - Pasta machine or acrylic roller, silicone tipped sculpting tools, needle tools, cutting blades, circle graduated colors, soft brushes, extruder for hair 

    Additional Supplies - small wooden or metal frame.

    Cindi McGee - PEACOCKS & PAISLEYS VENEER 

    Materials:

    • Premo! Sculpey® - Black, Ultramarine Blue, Purple
    • Premo! Sculpey® Accents™ - Peacock Pearl, Gold 
    • Sculpey® III - String Bean, Teal Pearl  
    • Clay machine 
    • Extruder with small multi-hole disc 
    • Clay roller, clay blade, craft knife, clay tools, straw or 1/4” circle cutter  
    • Ceramic tile 
    • Sculpey® Etch & Pearl Tools - 3 sizes 
    • Sculpey® Bake & Bond Adhesive 
    • CreateAlong.com Deco Disc - Paisley 
    • CreateAlong.com Peacock Feathers Silkscreen 
    • CreateAlong.com Pigment Mica Powders - Jewel Set, Essential Metallics, Summer Brights (or individual jars of deep blue, teal, gold, green, purple mica powders) 
    • CreateAlong.com Hot Fix Cabochons 4mm - Bright Blue, Purple, Green - Optional 
    • CreateAlong.com Dragon Scales & Mermaid Scales (light blue) - Optional 
    • Small flat paintbrushes 
    • DecoArt® Dazzling Metallics- Emperor’s Gold, Peacock Pearl, Ice Blue, Festive Green 
    • Makin’s® Water Drop clay cutters Set of 3 
    • Makin’s® Flower & Leaves cutter set (or single medium sized lower cutter of your choice). 

    Cynthia Gougain - GROOVED BUBBLE BEADS

    Materials:

    • Pasta Machine
    • Clay Blade
    • Acrylic Roller
    • Clay Rib (also known as a clay scraper)
    • Furniture Glide
    • Deli Paper
    • Oven Thermometer
    • Clay Yo Texture Sheets
    • Disposable aluminum pan and aluminum foil
    • Sculpey Hollow Bead Maker
    • 220 grit sand paper
    • Zap a Gap Medium CA Glue
    • Cutters 1 ¾ inch circle cutter, 1 ½ inch circle cutter, 1 inch circle cutter
    • Kemper Miniature Circle Cutters
    • Small amount of black clay
    • 2 ounces of scrap clay for the bead cores
    • 2 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Burnt Umbero
    • 2 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Pearl Peacock
    • 4 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Pearl White
    • 4 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Translucent
    • Kato Clear Liquid Clay
    • Poly Paste
    • Bake and Bond, or liquid clay
    • Brushes
    • A Stiff Brush (Stencil brushes work well)
    • Large Soft Artist’s Brush (to apply metal leafing flakes)

    Sherri Thompson - AUTUMN LOVE MANDALA CANE

    Materials:

    • 5 oz. Premo! Sculpey® Black
    • 4 oz. Premo! Sculpey® White
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Fuchsia
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Blush
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Orange
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Purple
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Jungle
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Accents Pearl
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Accents Sunset Pearl
    • 1 pack Premo! Sculpey® Accents Copper
    • Blade
    • Acrylic stamp blocks (I got them at Dollar Tree)
    • Pasta Machine
    • Ruler (metal is helpful)
    • Acrylic/Wood/Metal Rods - Markers - Cane Tools
    • Acrylic Cane Ends - Poker Chips

    Stephanie Kilgast - Magical Mushroom 

    Materials:
    • Polymer clay in the colors of your liking, pick three close colors for the mushroom. I 
    • picked blue, mint and green.
    • If using polymer clay that bakes very opaque (like Fimo) use as much translucent clay as the color you picked. If your polymer clay is already partially translucent, (like Cernit) you can use the colors as is.
    • Liquid polymer clay
    • Acrylic paint in the same colors of the polymer clay you picked, black and white.
    • Varnish

    Tools:

    • Ball ended stylus
    • Spatula tool / toothpick / needle tool, the tool you like best
    • Here a video link to the tools I like best https://youtu.be/oqph9A56p38
    • Scalpel
    • Sandpaper / toothbrush
    • Aluminium foil
    • Masking tape

    Polina Szucs-Foteva - POLYMER EMBROIDERY

    Materials:
    Project 1 - 
    • Earring settings – preferably wider and bigger or easier working
    • Sharp blade
    • Ball tool - preferably with a small ball tip
    • Sharp sewing needle
    • Brush (optional)
    • Rubbing alcohol or acetone
    • Q-tips or make up pads
    • Polymer clay -   5 shades of blue – from the darkest to the brightest
    • White

    Project 2 - 

    • Pendant setting
    • Female silhouette template
    • Sharp blade
    • Sharp sewing needle
    • Ball tool
    • Brush (optional)
    • Rubbing alcohol or acetone
    • Q-tips or make up pads
    • Pasta machine or roller
    • Polymer clay -
    •      Dark blue for the background
    •      White for the silhouette
    •      Green for the stems and the leaves
    •      Yellow, orange and red for the main flowers
    •      Pink and violet/purple for the additional flowers
    • Chain
    • 2 jumps rings
    • Pliers – round or diagonal, preferably both

    Panarili - FAUX CROSS STITCH

    Materials:
    • Premo! Sculpey®
    • - White 5001
    • - Rhino Grey 5529
    • - Orange 5033
    • - Cadmium Red Hue 5382
    • - Spanish Olive 5007
    • - Burnt Umber 5053
    • - Purple 5513
    • Sculpey® Souffle Turnip 6515
    • Liquid Clay (e.g. Sculpey® Bake and Bond)

    Tools

    • Round/oval cutters 4-6 cm
    • Scalpel/X-knife
    • Long screw without head
    • Plastic bag
    • Extruder
    • Pasta-machine
    • Ceramic tile or glass from a foto-frame
    • Working surface you can bake on
    • Oven
    • Wet wipes

    Arieta Stavridou - TEXTURED MOSAIC PLATES

    Materials: 

    • Plate
    • White Sculpey® Clay 
    • Two additional colors of polymer clay
    • Two shades of alcohol ink
    • Cutters
    • Texturing tools
    • Spatula
    • 2-3 small plastic cups
    • Tissues
    • Small bowl & water
    • Kitchen sponge
    • Toothpicks
    • Glue
    • Acrylic paint (black or brown)

    Kira McCoy - CANED & SCULPTED CATS

    • Souffle or Premo Clay in base color of your choice (shown: So 80s and Royalty) 
    • Premo yellow, green, and turquoise for the stripes and dots
    • Ranger Liquid Pearls for embellishing
    • Knitting needle or skewer for poking holes and making faces

     

    Ilysa Ginsburg - SHIMMER & SHIFT TEXTURE & VENEER 

    • Clay blade
    • Acrylic rod
    • poker tool
    • Liquid Sculpey Clear
    • Premo Clay in your color choice I used translucent and black
    • Hot fix Cabochons
    • Shimmer Shifts available at Createalong.com
    • Silicone Texture sheet I used Rocky Path and Ginkgo
    • Pigment ink
    • UV resin
    • Metallic acrylic paint
    • Optional: glitter, powdered pigments 

    Jessica Mount - EMBELLISHED, NESTING TRINKET BOWLS 

    • Premo! Accents® Rose Gold Glitter, Bronze, Translucent
    • Sculpey III Dusty Rose
    • Fimo Deco Gel or similar liquid clay
    • Craft knife
    • Clay blade
    • Metal texturing and scoring tools
    • Large round clay cutters
    • Embossing folders
    • Dotting tool
    • Pasta machine or clay roller
    • Fine grit sandpaper
    • Americana DuraClear Gloss Varnish
    • 3" & 4" Terra cotta base 
    • Gilding paste or antiquing wax
    • Gemstone
    • Armature wire or similar material
    • Army Painter Soft Tone Quickshade Wash
    • Corn starch 

     

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