Polymer Clay Chip Chart Shipping -- SALE

Polymer Clay Chip Chart Shipping -- SALE

Post by Sherry Bail » Thu, 03 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Please check rec.crafts.marketplace for current information on the polymer
clay color chip chart project.

Also, I really recommend Diana Crick's wonderful clay template as well -- Well
done, Diana!

ALSO, I just got my copy of City Zen Clay's 1995 calendar, which is reduced in
price since the year is nearly over, and boy, the photos make you drool! Check
into it -- as much inspiration there as in The New Clay! (Sorry, I don't have
the order info on hand -- contact Stephen Ford about that.)

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Kelly Kenist » Fri, 04 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Sherry --

I love that calendar, too....  I hated to see June go; I want to know
how to make that blue box!

 
 
 

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Post by KELLIEC.. » Sun, 06 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quoting kelly.keniston from a message in rec.crafts.polymer-clay
 N I love that calendar...I want to know how to make that blue box!

   What blue box?
   Thankyou for any help you can give me!

                                                          Kellie

Rainbow V 1.17.0 for Delphi - Registered

 
 
 

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Post by KELLY KENIST » Sun, 06 Aug 1995 04:00:00


-> N I love that calendar...I want to know how to make that blue box!
-> What blue box?

The blue box shown in the picture for June... it looks like the kind of
box folks used to put out with cigarettes in it for company, which
should date ME pretty much.  It's a sky blue with what looks like
floating metallic strips.  i just fell in love with it!

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff Garbe » Mon, 07 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>  -> N I love that calendar...I want to know how to make that blue box!

How do I get in touch with City Zen Cane to get the calendar?
 
 
 

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Post by KELLIEC.. » Mon, 07 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quoting kelly.keniston from a message in rec.crafts.polymer-clay
   N The blue box shown in the picture for June...
   N i just fell in love with it!

   i fell in love with everything in the calender!
   Thankyou for the explanation.

                                                          Kellie

Rainbow V 1.17.0 for Delphi - Registered

 
 
 

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Post by KELLY KENIST » Mon, 07 Aug 1995 04:00:00


-> >  -> N I love that calendar...I want to know how to make that blue
-> box!
-> How do I get in touch with City Zen Cane to get the calendar?

It might be easier to order it from THe Clay Factory. I *know* _they_
have some left.(1-800-243-3466)

 
 
 

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Post by Desiree McCror » Tue, 08 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Please check rec.crafts.marketplace for current information on the polymer
> clay color chip chart project.

> Also, I really recommend Diana Crick's wonderful clay template as well -- Well
> done, Diana!

I hate to bother folks with what seems to be a dumb question, but what
exactly is a polymer clay chip chart? Does it have samples of pre&post
baked polymer clay samples? How is it used?

--
Desiree

 
 
 

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Post by KELLY KENIST » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00


-> I hate to bother folks with what seems to be a dumb question, but
-> what exactly is a polymer clay chip chart? Does it have samples of
-> pre&post baked polymer clay samples? How is it used?

Well, you're close!   It has 1/4" rounds of baked clay on a grid
numbered to correspond with the manufacturer's color number so you know
what color you will actually get when purchasing the raw clay.  (Of
course, we should note that, like yarn, dye lots may vary, but not by
much.)   It has all the colors of Fimo, Cernit, Promat, Sculpey III, and
Granitex.  Quite a project, but it's a gorgeous first run.  (There are
some errata we had to correct, but nothing affecting the use...like
leaving "cts" out of my Internet address...<grin>)

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Have *I* got news for YOU, Partner of mine (and company)!

The technique used for that box was the one I mentioned ages ago in maybe it
was the April issue of Beads and Buttons magazine!

Basically (and you should hunt up the article if possible to see the photos)
it is a variation of mokue game.  You mix a base color in increasing amounts
of art transparent (00 not 01) to get a range of pastels -- you can move from
one colorway to another like the box does starting with blue to lavender to
pink. But use a LOT of art transparent, you don't want opaque color. Then you
roll slabs out with your handy pasta machine and layer them in light-to-dark
sequence with a sheet of "silver craft leaf" on top. Starting out with
relatively thick slabs, you roll them together thinner, slice the thinner
pieces and stack them so you have maybe three sets deep of several shades of
color topped with leaf. (No reason why you couldn't use gold or copper leaf
too, but I think the silver is prettiest with cool colors.)

So now you have a sheet composed of many layers of color and leaf. as with any
mokue game technique, the next step is to make bumps and slice them off, like
cutting a cross section for a topographical map. The slices you remove can be
turned over and pieced together for beautiful effects, maybe prettier than the
base piece. Depending on how you wrinkle and fold and "lump" before you slice
(VERY carefully and with a sharp blade) you can get woodgrain shapes,
concentric circles or elipses, or other interesting shapes.  Flat areas are a
waste of clay -- manipulate and slice every bit of it -- the edges of the
layers are what makes this technique cool!

Personally, I would only use the slices as applique -- too much work to have
it be the buried center of a bead for instance. (By the way, I made three
necklaces of large beads using the exact same color scheme, months ago, before
I saw the calendar -- weird, eh!?)

Someone who subscribes to Beads & Buttons might be able to give the correct
citation -- I just happened to see it at a workshop I was taking.

Have fun!

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by CNJo » Tue, 15 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Thank you, Desiree, for inquiring about the subject of "what IS a chip
chart."  I thought I was the only ignorant one.  For those of you who want
to know how to get a hold of Sherry's article in Bead & Button, you can
write them at: B & B; Back Issues; PO Box 4520; Seattle WA  98104-4520.  I
am not sure which April issue Sherry is talking about, because under
March/April 1994, I only see the subjects: "collars for cats, fimo faces,
blackfeet earrings, and victorian purses."  And under March/April 1995, I
see: "Donna Milliron's beads, victorian collars, Barnard Jones, Wire
clasps, and Amber."  Any clue, Sherry?  Thanks!!! Carol.
 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 16 Aug 1995 04:00:00


: Thank you, Desiree, for inquiring about the subject of "what IS a chip
: chart."  I thought I was the only ignorant one.  For those of you who want
: to know how to get a hold of Sherry's article in Bead & Button, you can
: write them at: B & B; Back Issues; PO Box 4520; Seattle WA  98104-4520.  I
: am not sure which April issue Sherry is talking about, because under
: March/April 1994, I only see the subjects: "collars for cats, fimo faces,
: blackfeet earrings, and victorian purses."  And under March/April 1995, I
: see: "Donna Milliron's beads, victorian collars, Barnard Jones, Wire
: clasps, and Amber."  Any clue, Sherry?  Thanks!!! Carol.

OOOH! It's not MY article, I thingk it was Lindsey Hanaui (or whatever the
heck her name is -- one of the Fimo Famous, but I'm abysmal with names!!)

Anyhow, I saw it at a workshop in the spring, and it belonged to the teacher,
so I'm not sure WHAT issue it was. Maybe older yet than April.

I just took the Tory Hughes Imitative Techniques workshop, and her mixture for
the kind of transparency you need for this is half a block (standard block,
not REAL block, since Art Transparent only come BIG -- so we really mean an
ounce, here) of 00 Art transparent, plus a "pea sized" piece of the other
color/s.  A 1:40 to 1:48 ratio.

Sherry