This one day private class will cover making finger print jewellery using a direct imprint method plus hand and foot print jewellery using inkless wipes and photopolymer plates.
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This one day private class will cover making finger print jewellery using a direct imprint method. It will also cover making hand and foot print jewellery using inkless wipes and photopolymer plates. It is an intermediate level metal clay class and assumes you know how to work with silver metal clay. Students will get the most from this class if they bring along their own laptop or tablet with some form of image manipulation programme installed. Julia uses Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.
What are Inkless Wipes
Inkless wipes are a clean and easy way to get hand and foot prints from babies and children which are then scanned into a computer, reduced in size and printed for use with photopolymer plates.
Photopolymer plates, also known as PPP, allow you to turn images into textures. In this class you’ll learn how to take black and white images and create unique texture plates to use with metal clay.
The class will cover working with inkless wipes, scanning, reducing, enhancing and printing images. Then you’ll learn photopolymer plate production and use with silver metal clay.
Direct Finger Print in Metal Clay
It will also cover the theory of taking a direct finger imprint into silver clay, engraving names and words onto the clay, finishing, firing and polishing the finished jewellery. You will not make any metal clay pieces on this class but there will be samples to handle and Julia will cover the ins and outs of each step.
The class includes all materials to make photopolymer plates but bring along a child’s drawing if you’d like to use this as an example.
Full notes will be provided for all the techniques covered on this class. Making photopolymer plates is also covered on our one day texture making class here at CSACJ.