Polymer Clay Play Date

Talk about happenstance!

8 3/4″ tall x 4″ wide

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I’ve been struggling to make a polymer clay book cover. Last Saturday, as luck would have it, I got an email from the polymer clay artist and author, Barbara McGuire. She, Patricia Dibona and Jan Stephens were having an open house at their new Studio/Gallery called “Woman Creative” in Buford, GA. After the open house Barbara and Patricia kept their studios open for 3 hours so, if we wanted, we could stay and play. Needing some polymer clay instruction, I stayed to play.

First – the studio is awesome. I am so looking forward to going back for classes.
Second – Barbara and Patricia are giving artists. They share everything, holding nothing back.

I started at Barbara’s table and never made it to Patricia’s (but I need some guidance in collage and will be looking for her upcoming classes).

Barbara set out tubs of emphemera (old music sheets, previously made polymer canes and faces, papers, etc) and let us use anything we wanted in our artwork. We all started out with an unfinished wood plaque.

Supplies I used:
Unfinished wood back, wall paper, previously baked black & white Asian face and bee transfer, previously baked ploymer in green tones – torn in half, mica, old music sheets and liquid polymer clay.