MCC 2015: USING METAL STRIPS TO CREATE IMPRESSIONS AND SCRAP TO CREATE ART

29 04 2015
TOPINA - STAMP-ALL POSSIBILITIES

TOPINA – STAMP-ALL POSSIBILITIES

How many stamps to you have in your collection? I have so many, unfortunately scattered in different places – it would be difficult to count them all.  However, we all know that stamps can be used in a multitude of ways when working with polymer.  They are not only used for making an impression on a piece of paper. They can be used for mokume gane, Sutton Slice, and faux enamel techniques.

If’ you are at all an experimenter, then taking Eugena Topina’s workshop is one you may want to consider.  Look closely at the photo above and you will see that she’s used the same stamp for each sample – just amazing!   She’s worked years to perfect it and if her work is any example, she’s done it well.  Making handmade designer stamps, including extensive detail, has become one of her signature trademarks. Join her and begin making your own unique one-of-a-kind stamps.  Updated workshop information is here.  Register online for Eugena’s workshop here.  For clarification: There is no wire involved in the making of my stamps. They are made using scrap polymer clay and metal strips. I will share the source of the materials and explain how to make the stamps during the class.

BENZON - TRASH-TO-TREASURE PENDANT

BENZON – TRASH-TO-TREASURE PENDANT

Jana Roberts Benzon has been in high demand and has traveled the world, teaching her graphic caning and organic techniques to many.  She comes full circle at MCC 2015 and will be teaching how to take your abundance of colorful scraps and turn them into beautiful treasures.  She, too, has worked many hours to perfect this technique for her students and is looking forward to sharing another innovative find.   Updated workshop information is here.  Register online for Jana’s workshop here.

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