PCA 2019 Classes

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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