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Welcome to MPCG 2011. This is where you will come to get all the information you need to attend our seventh annual Polymer Clay Gathering held here in Morrisburg Ont. from Thurs. April 07 to Sun. April 10.. Here you will find registration and hotel information as well as demo descriptions, schedules and material lists. Be patient with us, we are just getting started!
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Monday, February 16, 2009

MPCG-09 Class description: Gaby Orbach

"Brocade" Frame

My class will be technique oriented finishing with an easy project - to explore different surface techniques by texturing the clay, applying paint, metallic powders or foils to the raised areas and then rolling flat to achieve a silkscreen effect. Variations on the theme will also be introduced. After experimenting with different decorated clay sheets, a decorative frame will be created by covering it with reassembled pieces of the prepared decorated sheets. The time line (3 hrs.) for the class will be as follows: spend half the time to explore the different surface techniques and then spend the rest of the session to decorate the frame. If time allows, I will have jewellery samples with the same technique that some participants might also like to experiment with.

Materials list

-black polymer clay (enough clay at widest setting of pasta machine to cover your size frame;I used a 71/2" by 6" frame approximately.)
-wooden frame - should be conditioned in a 250 degree oven for 15-20 minutes and covered with a layer of modge podge when dry.
-patterned stamps,texture sheets or any other materials that create texture
N.B. the above should produce a shallow stamp
-pigment powders,stamping inks or acrylic paints (your choice of colours including metallics).I will be using mostly acrylic paints such as gold,copper,silver and metallic emerald green.
-dry release agent - cornstarch,baby powder
-gold foil sheets
-cosmetic sponges or sponge dabbers (optional)
-cardboard (for frame template)
-varnish (liquid floor wax)
Here are a few pictures to give you an idea.

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