CRAFTCAST'S Artisanal Polymer Bangles with Claire Maunsell

Artisanal Polymer Bangles

90 minutes
Jan 31, 2018
8:00 PM ET

Join me Alison Lee, and Canadian artist Claire Maunsell LIVE ONLINE Wed January 31st at 8:00 pm ET and learn how to make these artisanal bangles from polymer clay. Claire starts with a simple lump of premium clay and shows a few ways to create a strong and light bangle form. Plus learn her foolproof way to make a perfect personalized bangle fit.

Then the coloring fun begins! Claire shows how to use texture and printing techniques to get complex patterns onto the surface of your bangle. Crackle is one of Claire’s signature styles and she shows exactly what you need to know to get this look too. Then watch close-up and learn how to use a variety of carving tools to create textures and markings - and how to enhance those with color and contrast.

Whether you’ve been wanting to give polymer clay a try or want to add more coloring and texturing skills to your arsenal, you’ll love this class.

As a special BONUS, Claire will show you how to create a “tubular” pod earring complete with texture and coloring how-to!

Plus Claire will take questions from participants during the LIVE Q & A.

Don’t miss this special presentation.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Discussion of tools and materials
  • Choosing/Mixing the right clay
  • Making lightweight forms
  • Easy bangle sizing
  • Texturing and colouring
  • Carving
  • Finishing
  • Variation possibilities
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Basic polymer tools
  • 1 package white Premo or Souffle polymer Clay
  • Your favorite home made texture plates in polymer or silicone or commercial ones
  • Wooden dowels 1/8, 1/4, and other up to 1/2 inch - at least 12 inches in length
  • String
  • Paper and tape
  • Alcohol inks
  • Alcohol ink pens or Sharpies
  • PanPastels
  • Acrylic paints
  • Viva Decor Crackling paint in white
  • Gilding pastes or waxes - Inka, GIlder's, Creative expressions or other
  • Golden Matte Sealer (with UVLS)
  • Beebe Micro Scorps, Dockyard carvers or other carving tools
  • The Slice or other scribing tools
  • Really stiff wire brushes
  • Scissors
  • Oven

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class to watch over and over again, plus a PDF with notes and online resources.

Please note: PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

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