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Petite Patron Saints Sunday, August 4, 9:00 AM  
Laurie Mika $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels **
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media, Polymer Clay

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A patron saint traditionally has been regarded as the "heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, clan, family or person". In this class students will create their own tiny patron saints on a 4.75 x 3.25 inch Gothic arch-shaped substrate that gives it a Medieval look. Students will learn a variety of techniques including image transfers on clay, stamping and embedding into clay, using molds, gold leaf, painting and collage techniques. Students will leave class with a pair of patron saints inscribed with positive affirmations that are sure to bring good luck!

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $10
  • Two substrates
  • One bezel and glass cabochon
  • Collage images
  • Gold leaf
  • Acrylic paint and related supplies
  • Gel medium
  • Rub n Buff
  • Mica powders
  • Napkins for collage

Student should bring:

  • 3 small (2 oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III white polymer clay for image transfers and one (2oz) package of any color of your choosing. Please make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying (see if you can dent it) and condition it prior to class by kneading it until softened, rolling it into balls and placing in a baggie to store.
  • Rolling pin or 1.5 inch diameter PVC pipe works too, about 10-12 inches long
  • A pencil with an eraser
  • Small scissors
  • Paintbrushes to include a half-inch flat brush and a detail brush
  • Small bottle of Weldbond glue (Michaels or Ace Hardware)
  • Doo-Dads, jewelry bits to embed in the clay, glass rhinestones, rhinestone chain, ball chain, metal findings, bead caps, wings, crowns, buttons, beads, charms, pearls, tiny mirrors (see pics for ideas). Stay away from plastic/ adhesive rhinestones!

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

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Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
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call: 602-956-0189


Questions: Laurie@mikaarts.com
Website: www.mikaarts.com