For members, project ideas include Vegetables, Fruits, Flowers, Leaves, Animals, Birds, Eatables like Pizza, Burger, Salad, Fries.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Supplies Needed:
50gram block polymer clay- white
1 round toothpick
1- 8" & 1- 10" length of ribbon
1- 11/2" piece of craft wire

Step #1Make your pieces into the shapes shown. For the BODY roll a 1 1/4" ball of white into a cylinder. For the LEGS roll two 5/8" balls into smaller cylinders. (Each cylinder makes two legs.) For the HEAD roll a 3/4" ball and taper the top into a teardrop shape as shown. The EARS are two 1/2" balls flattened to 1/4" thick teardrops. The TAIL is made from a 1/4" ball made into a teardrop. The tuft of HAIR is made from a 3/8" ball flattened to 1/4" thickness and shaped into an oval.
Step #2Press one small cylinder leg onto body as shown. Use the toothpick to indent a center line to divide front legs. Now make a line to indent the hooves. Follow the same instructions for the back legs.
Step #3With the small end up, attach the head to the front of the body with a 1/2" piece of toothpick. Press an ear on each side of the head with the small ends up. Press the oval on top of the  head, covering the ends of the ears. Press two small seed beads on to the   face for eyes, (You can also make your eyes with a marker AFTER the lamb is baked) Use the toothpick to make lines for the nose and mouth as shown. For pink cheeks, you can rub on a small bit of powdered blush with a cotton swab. Press the tail on the back of the body. Now use the toothpick to make the fleecy wool by making little swirls or circle patterns on the body. Twist the piece of craft wire into a hanger and press in the top of the head.  Bake the sculpture in a foil lined baking pan in a  regular or toaster oven at 100c for 10 minutes.

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Polymer Clay

Polymer clay, modeling clay, oven bake clay

Polymer clay hardens by curing at temperatures created in a typical home oven (generally at 265 to 275 °F (129 to 135 °C), for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) of thickness), and does not shrink or change texture during the process. Polymer clay is sold in craft, hobby, and art stores, and is used by artists, hobbyists, and children. Few tools are essential for use with polymer clay, and these can often be found around the house. A pasta machine is often used to create evenly flat sheets, to mix colors, to condition the clay, and to create patterned sheets.The clay gun, or "extruder", as it is also called, works like a cookie press.You can find these products from us.Polymer clay is available in many colors. Special-effect colors such as ,containing "metallics," and "stone" colors are also available. Clays can be mixed together to create new colors, gradient blends, or other effects. With a technique to use the pasta machine to create a gradient blended sheet of color. Polymer clay can be colored with other media. Paint, ink, colored pencil, chalk, metallic (mica-containing) powder, metallic leaf and foil, glitter, and embossing powder can be applied to the surface. The same materials also can be mixed in as inclusions; this is often done with translucent clay. When acrylic paint is cured onto the surface, it forms a permanent bond with the surface. After it has cured, the clay surface can be left as it is, it can be sanded and buffed, or it can be finished with a varnish. Uses and Techniques

Sculpting. Hand-shaped items can be any size from "miniatures" to quite large. can also be created; clay clothing and accessories can be made for sculpted figures.

Creating beads and jewelry of all kinds, such as pendants, earrings, barrettes, and buttons.

Forming "canes," which are logs of clay with patterns running through their entire length, from which identical slices can be cut and used in various ways. The patterns created in canes can be simple, complex, or anything in between; they may be pictorial or simply geometric. Canes (and therefore their images) can be "reduced" so that they become quite small, and then combined to make multiple images.

"Cover"ing items made from materials such as glass, metal, cardboard, terra cotta, and some plastics. Some popular items for covering are pens, eggshells, votive candle-holders, and switch-plates. Larger items, such as tables, can also be veneered.

Creating vessels large and small. Jars, boxes, bowls, and container pendants can be created freestanding, over , or over removable armatures.

Impressing textures, lines or images into raw clay with rubber stamps, texture sheets, sandpaper, needle tools, or other items.

Making with hardened clay, then pressing raw clay into the molds to create casts and to duplicate textures, shapes, whole faces. Molds made from metal, glass, and silicone can be used with clay as well.

Using polyclay to accept "transfers" of black-and-white or color images from photographs, drawings, computer-created images or text. Images can be transferred onto freestanding liquid clay films or decals.

Creating simulations or of many natural materials such as ivory, jade, turquoise, wood, granite, metal, leather, , or .

Carving or drilling polyclay after it has been cured (and backfilled, if desired).

Inlaying tiles or chips to create a clay or other materials to create collages. A "clay gun" can be used to uniform rope shapes.

Creating with polymer pastes, and bas reliefs.

Creating practical utility items, such as frames, games and game pieces, dioramas, toys, mini-books, notebook covers, greeting cards, and postcards.

Shaving off thin slices from layered but distorted stacks of clays, powders, and inks.

Using clay together with other media, such as wire, paper, beads, charms, stamps, and fabric.

Skinner Blend: Gradient color blending technique for two or more colors 1] using triangles of clay and a pasta machine.