Laurie Mika: Mini Clay Crowns

Laurie Mika
Mini Clay Crowns

Wednesday 5th April
Evening Workshop

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As my obsession with crowns continues to grow, I devised new ways to create my own beautiful crowns in clay. In this introductory class, students will use a variety of polymer clay techniques to create these beautifully embellished beauties. We will cover a variety of polymer clay techniques that include stamping, painting, embedding and gold leafing. These crowns can be as ornate or as simple as students wish and are perfect for accessorising dolls, santos figures or as the topper of a “clay and collaged cube”! They can also stand alone as a crowning achievement!

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Kit Fee $5.00 includes: use of paints, gold leaf, Rub n Buff, seed beads, mica powder

Student Supply List:

4 small (2 ounce) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay-all the same color. (gold, silver, copper or black clay works well for this project) Make sure the clay is somewhat soft to the touch before buying, if it feels rock hard, don’t buy it! Please condition the clay prior to class by kneading it until softened, roll into a ball and then place it in a baggie.

A rolling pin or even a larger diameter piece of PVC pipe works

A small 1/4 inch detail brush

A pencil with an eraser

Small bottle of Weldbond glue (from Michaels or Ace Hardware)

A few SMALL Doo-Dads-like beads, charms, jewelry parts, rhinestones to embed in your crown.