for all skill levels, no experience needed
Materials fee of $30 covers polymer clay for molds, cotton linters, misc. supplies to share.
You can master a simple technique that creates elegant multiples of your work with lettering made from the paper itself. Castings are popular sellers and the molds can also be used to make white line prints, to stamp leather for bookbinding, or other applications. Participants will start with quick step-by-step examples to learn how the process works in its many variations, what affects legibility and clarity in a casting, how to make a mold that releases cleanly, etc. Test castings will be analyzed to learn how to adjust or refine the molds and then each participant will make a project of their choice. We will play with colored pulp, stamping, layering, discuss how to create 3-d shapes, textures and backgrounds as well as ways to use castings - from books to jewelry to large combined wall panels. Participants will be sent instructions for preparing designs ahead of time.