Learn to Make Texture Plates with Barbara Becker Simon
Learn as award-winning jeweler and author Barbara Becker Simon teaches you the how-to secrets behind making customized texture plates.
Learn 12 different methods to create unique one-of-a-kind plates to use for adding texture to your art. Everything from making molds to photo polymer techniques is covered in this class.
Barbara shares her best ways to utilize the plates and explore sources for textures. Use with polymer clay, metal clay, plus any moldable surface. She also shows you how to use plates with metals.
This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!
Watch and listen as Barbara reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start creating customized texture plates. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Barbara's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!
Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.
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Barbara Becker Simon has been a jeweler for over thirty-five years and a lampwork/bead artist since 1996. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in metalwork and jewelry from the University of Wisconsin. Recently, she has traveled the country as a Senior Instructor for the Rio Rewards Precious Metal Clay Certification Classes. 2004 saw her in Japan teaching PMC workshops in the land of its origin. In 2001, her necklace, "Winter", earned the Grand Prize "Millennial Metal, The Art of Precious Metal Clay," held at the Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT. Her work appears in CeCe Wire's book, Creative Metal Clay Jewelry: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration. Barbara's own book, Metal Clay Beads, has been met with high praise as an incredibly informative book for all levels of metal clay fans.
- Tear away technique for plate making
- Mold making
- Carving polymer plates
- Low etched image on metal
- PPP plates
- black and white image
- Photocopier (toner type)
- PNP film (Order from: www.techniks.com)
- Piece of copper or brass
- Steel wool or 3M cloth
- Household Iron
- Thin cotton cloth like a handkerchief or napkin
- Contac paper or electrical tape
- Shallow plastic container just large enough to hold the piece of metal
- Copper Etching Solution (CES) otherwise known as ferric chloride
- Sticky wax or oil based clay
- Rubber gloves
- Acetone or nail polish remover
- Paper towels
Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.