Serving Up Art on December 5
At our December meeting, member Nancy Benham will show us how she transforms shallow box lids into attractive snack trays. Sounds like a perfect gift, don’t you think?
I like to sit on the back deck and bring out a snack on a small tray I make from Apple packaging (Apple makes the best boxes!) and Polymer clay “tiles”. The middle one and the individual tiles are silk screen with acrylic paint. The other two are made with Jacquard Powders and textured. The boxes are painted with acrylic paints then all is glazed. I think I’ll use the individual tiles as coasters. I measure the inside of the box and pencil in a boarder then plan the number of tiles given the space left. I put “grout” (made with my extruder) in between the “tiles” of the middle box which has 4 tiles. The one on the right I downloaded a free template from the web.
- Polymer Clay
- Shallow box lid or bottom
- Paper, pencil, ruler and scissors
- Acrylic paints, colored powders, or alcohol inks
- Clay Extruder
- Free templates on the web (www.PrintablePaper.net) or make your own tiles
- Silk screens or textures
- Elmer’s Glue, Bake & Bond or similar clay glue
- Milk & cookies, optional; wine & cheese may be necessary depending on the time of day
We will be meeting over Zoom on Saturday, December 5. The room will open at 10 AM EST for general chit-chat and show & tell. Nancy’s demo will start around 1030 AM. You can follow along or watch and take notes. I will send out the Zoom info, along with Nancy’s written instructions, on Friday, December 4
Guild Lucy Clay Slicer
Nancy Benham has finished her time with the Guild’s Lucy Clay Slicer. If you’d like to borrow it for the month of December, please contact Nancy to arrange pickup.