vendredi 27 mars 2009

Chatoyant by Gail part 3

FAUX CHAROITE AND BRONZITEThe technique for faux charoite and bronzite is the same; only the color is different.  The technique is based on the instructions for burled red maple by Irene Semanchuk Dean in the book "Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay".FAUX CHAROITECharoite is quite a variable stone, mostly purple, but it can also have patches of orange, and spots of white, black, and/or a silvery color.  Only the best quality charoite has chatoyant effects.  I developed my color recipe to match a quite bright purple... [Lire la suite]
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mercredi 25 mars 2009

Chatoyant by Gail part 2

Following Gail's demo here is the second part Faux Tigereye Here are my color formulas and technique for faux tigereye.  This technique results in small sheets with a true striped chatoyant tigereye effect, where the stripes shift when you move the sheet in the light.  The technique is based on instructions provided in the book "Polymer Clay Beads" by Grant Diffendaffer. For the natural look of tigereye stone, I use Premo gold or Kato gold. Tigereye stone is sometimes dyed a red-brown color.  Here is the... [Lire la suite]
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lundi 16 mars 2009

Next meeting

Remember we are having a second meeting this month Tuesday the 31 'a 7:oo p.m. Here is the program MEETING AGENDA 1) "SHOW AND TELL"                    a) Louise will take pictures of your creations to be mounted on the guild's "                        "blog"                    b) talk about... [Lire la suite]
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lundi 16 mars 2009

Gail's faux mika shift color mixing v.1

Gail is giving us permission to publish her chatoyant recipies. I hope all is well with you.  As promised, I am sending the techniques and color formulas for the polymer clay faux chatoyant stones that I showed at the demo.  I will send the information in 3 parts.  Here is the first part: Color Tips for All Mica Shift Techniques: I had a really frustrating time trying to create colored pearl clays that gave good results for chatoyant effects.  I hope that these tips that I learned along the way will help... [Lire la suite]
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vendredi 6 mars 2009

Events

Some of our members will be teaching this summer. If you want to know more go here. http://www.friendshipbeading.org/ Gaby and Diane have workshops. Register they are good teachers.
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mercredi 4 mars 2009

Gail"s demo night Chatoyant

We had a great demo on "chatoyant" effects and imitative  techniques  during our monthly meeting. Gail gave us recipies and a lot of pertinent info on  mica shift , how to make chatoyants imitations effects, which clay has the most mika particles. She gave me permission to put her recipies on line on our bog. I will wait to receive the full info to put it up on the blog. Tricks :Louise L gave us her trick on how to use books for inspiration. She brought with her Bijoux bakelite. english cover ,... [Lire la suite]
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