My favorite PolyClay Object(s) to make

My favorite PolyClay Object(s) to make

Post by TeraGra » Wed, 02 Apr 1997 04:00:00



I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this group!

How rare it is these days to find a NewsGroup where almost every message is
on-topic and there's very few ad messages, sex messages and other annoying
spam!

I still consider myself very new to polymer clay, although I've played with
it now for about three years, have read Nan Roche's book about 3 dozen
times cover to cover and have more polyclay on hand than most craft stores.
<G>

One thing I like to do is make a nice millefiore pattern, piece it into a
sheet, run it through the pasta-machine or run the brayer over it, and
cover small jar lids.

Then, I fill the jar with bunches of different cane slices (baked, of
course!). I try for as much variety as possible.

I like to call them "3D kaleidoscopes".

I'm about to start doing "themed 3d kaleidoscopes" where the lid might be,
for example, a pattern of flowers  and all the cane slices inside will be
different flowers.

I came upon this idea quite by accident, having built up an enormous
selection of cane slices that didn't seem "good enough" for "other things"
so I just baked them and saved them up. After a while, I had quite the
selection!

- T.

 
 
 

My favorite PolyClay Object(s) to make

Post by Sarah Woo » Thu, 03 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this group!

> How rare it is these days to find a NewsGroup where almost every message is
> on-topic and there's very few ad messages, sex messages and other annoying
> spam!

> I still consider myself very new to polymer clay, although I've played with
> it now for about three years, have read Nan Roche's book about 3 dozen
> times cover to cover and have more polyclay on hand than most craft stores.
> <G>

> One thing I like to do is make a nice millefiore pattern, piece it into a
> sheet, run it through the pasta-machine or run the brayer over it, and
> cover small jar lids.

> Then, I fill the jar with bunches of different cane slices (baked, of
> course!). I try for as much variety as possible.

> I like to call them "3D kaleidoscopes".

> I'm about to start doing "themed 3d kaleidoscopes" where the lid might be,
> for example, a pattern of flowers  and all the cane slices inside will be
> different flowers.

> I came upon this idea quite by accident, having built up an enormous
> selection of cane slices that didn't seem "good enough" for "other things"
> so I just baked them and saved them up. After a while, I had quite the
> selection!

> - T.

Another thing you might consider doing with extra beads, cane slices and
"boo-boos" is donating them to a teacher. Kids love sorting out the
different shapes and colors and looking for different designs.  I have a
bag in my class and it gets almost constant use!

 
 
 

My favorite PolyClay Object(s) to make

Post by md.. » Fri, 04 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Another thing you might consider doing with extra beads, cane slices and
>"boo-boos" is donating them to a teacher. Kids love sorting out the
>different shapes and colors and looking for different designs.  I have a
>bag in my class and it gets almost constant use!

What a fabulous idea, Sarah!  I work with kids, and it would be a great way to teach color names, shape names, and work on classification skills.  I have almost a shoe box full of less than perfect
beads (as well as some outright 'uglies')....
Dora from RI
 
 
 

My favorite PolyClay Object(s) to make

Post by Cre8vSte » Sat, 05 Apr 1997 04:00:00


What I do with s***cane slices is a little less *educational* but
practical.  Just make a hunk of s***clay, mold it into some sort of
compact figure, like a fish, whale, snake... anything without large
extremities, and stick some cane slices on it that look like scales.
Decorate with eyes, fins, tails, etc.  Then, poke a hole in the top for an
insense stick, and you've got an insense burner.  They sell great with the
high school kids.

-Steph

 
 
 

My favorite PolyClay Object(s) to make

Post by TeraGra » Mon, 07 Apr 1997 05:00:00




Quote:

> Another thing you might consider doing with extra beads, cane slices and
> "boo-boos" is donating them to a teacher. Kids love sorting out the
> different shapes and colors and looking for different designs.  I have a
> bag in my class and it gets almost constant use!

What an excellent idea! Thanx!

- T.