At our March meeting, Tuesday, March 20, Jen Finley will be teaching us the Tear Away Texture Technique – developed by Gwen Gibson and made famous by Celie Fago’s extensive use in her awesome jewelry.
If you want to read ahead there are several tutorials online. (Search for Tear Away Technique)
The process requires some materials and your texture design must be printed onto GLOSSY paper with an old-style toner copier.
Jennifer will be bringing a variety of designs you may use, but if you want to use your own original texture drawing (such as one of your Zentangle drawings or anything else you have drawn – which we encourage—as long as they are large enough lines. See below.)
Line art printed on heavy glossy paper. Jen will bring a variety of designs that people can use. If anybody wants to bring their own stuff, there are a couple of options:
1. If you have access to an old fashioned toner based copy machine, the art can be copied onto 32# glossy paper. A canon or HP laser printer will probably work, too. Inkjet printers will not work and other brands of laser printers are not likely to work.
2. If you want to copy your own take your designs to Office Max or Staples (80 gloss text) and request copying onto 32# glossy paper.
NOTE: Your designs should be graphic – lines that are too delicate will not transfer well.
The guild will provide:
Polymer clay (requires old formula Sculpey III or new Sculpey Studio clay) in a light color
A toaster oven to bake the clay.
A dedicated pasta machine (we’ll have at least 3, but the more the merrier. Perhaps the polymer people could also bring theirs?)
Glass mats or flat shiny porcelain tiles to work on
32# glossy paper
You should bring:
Polymer working tools (such as tissue blade, acrylic roller etc) optional
Small glossy tile to bake on