Working on the Ears for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with Apryl Jensen

“Okay. So I’m gonna give you some, intense instruction here for this, this tall. So right now the thickness of this ear is more than what I want it to be. So I’m just letting you know, it’s gonna end up being about half of what it is right now, but that comes later. I’m finding, I like to cut that off at a later stage in the game here. So right now what I’m doing is here is the jaw line and it’s going to kind of go up through here. Okay. So we kind of just see that that’s, what’s happening there with a baby that makes sure we push it back far enough. And now the ear actually tips back at about a 15%, 15 degree angle. And so that’s why you have it rather than sitting straight this way, kind of tips, tips a little bit back and next. What I’m going to do is first, I want to attach the clay on the back here.”

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Color Detail for a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“I think the eyes are always going to be the most important of any little animal that you make. But all these extra little details and ridges, and that’s what really makes them special. So just doing as many spots as I can. And then when you get, you run out of clay or you get sick of doing this, you can stop and put them on and see how they look. So I think I’ll do that. We’ll stop right here and just carefully remove your plastic wrap. Some of the spots will, will come out on the foil. So you should just generally start with those. So now I keep saying foil it’s plastic wrap. So let me move those aside for a second. Okay. We’re running out of room here. Saw me, I’m doing here. Okay. So just take your spots and start putting them on to the frog’s back. And I generally start with the larger ones and don’t pay any attention to the colors. I just randomly put them on.”

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Teaching Techniques for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“So I had a lot of questions about what do you do when you run out and as you can see, I’m running out. But I still have to go, Oh, a big chunk over here. Very easy. What I’m going to do is I’m going to go back. I always weave these as far as I can. And splicing, triple twining can be very tricky, very tricky. And if you don’t get the right weavers in the right order, it will just be wacky. So after I’ve gone under this first, the first spoke that I took, I’m just going to clip that off on the inside. And then immediately I’m going to insert a new piece and all I’m doing is putting that right behind it.”

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The First Steps for Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So I want to start adding color. So here we go gets kind of scary. I want to use a higher value in the temple area and as outside light, tends to get cooler as it goes into the light. I’m going to start with yellow just because yellow gets, polluted easier. I’m going to go into the pure yellow and go ahead and break the form a little bit. And I’m going to kind of go to the blue in the outside light at the top of the head and where they meet. It’ll start to create a green tone. I like to put the blue in the eye socket area and let it sort of drain down the head.”

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Outlining the Wings on a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“I’m trying to stick the, noodle to the body of the dragonfly so that it won’t move anymore. And, now I’m going to place this all around the wing, and I’m going to use this tool, to make sure the noodle is straight and just flows nicely. To make sure that your noodle won’t go out of the wing because they tend to do that. If you push it too much, it will just stay in the air. And that’s not good because, it’s not very stable there, which is why you’ll see that. I always try to, I will always secure, not secure, but, adjust the, the new on both sides. So both from the interior of the wing and then from the exterior to make sure that, it’s exactly on the line of the wing. So I have some extra clay there, which I’m going to cut and now I’m going to continue doing the same thing with all the wings. once you’re happy with your, contour, just push it a bit onto the clay so that it sticks to it. and then you’re good to go.

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Applying Texture to a Fiber Clay Bird Sculpture with Joanie Wolter

“I’m going to start showing you some texture. I haven’t put his wings on him yet, but this part of the texture, I want to make sure I do before I get the wings on. Cause I want to make sure there’s plenty of texture underneath his wings, and I’m going to do this text. You’re very much like the idea on the thigh feathers, when I showed you how to do those. And so I, again, I’m using my wipe out tool. I’m using the pointy end and anytime I’m working on the top, I’m holding up the bottom. So I went my tool and I’m digging in deep because I want this texture to really show up.”

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Applying the Cheeks for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with April Jensen

“So now I’m going to go ahead and add in those cheeks because that’s going to help me see the rest of the shapes much better. So I’m just going to make some little balls of clay and I’m going to keep them about the same size. So I’m adding the same amount to either side, or if you notice that one size side is off, like maybe you made it too big or one side is too flat or something.

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Scoring Techniques for Basic Glass Fusing with Jodi Mcraney-Rusho

“With larger pieces of glass, sometimes it is easier to isolate the thing you want to cut out, before you start cutting the details, because if you have an errant run, like for example, if I were trying to run this little square right here around the edge of the head and it went wrong, it could actually take out that whole side of the glass too. So this way, if I do go right down that centerpiece, I minimize the possibility of ruining the whole piece of glass. And this is true of art glass as well. Just gives you a greater ability to maneuver around it.”

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Sculpting Leaves for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So when I do leaves smooth this over here, I often will do them separately and place them. So a one trick you can do to, to start off your leaf making is kind of to cut some, what is that like a diamond shape, because that is kind of a leaf shaped to begin with. So I don’t need to trace off those leaves as long as I can make them put this here can make them about the the size that they’re supposed to be. I don’t really need to trace those.”

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Sculpting Feet for a Polymer Clay Frog in a Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“So, what I do is I just roll up that foot piece or the hand, I guess I should be calling it and I’m going to flatten it out and I make sort of like a paddle shape, kind of like that. And then I’m going to do the same for the other side. I always lay my hands and feet out. Side-by-side because so many times I’ve done hands where I’ve done two left hands and it’s Oh, it makes me so mad. Cause I’ll, I’ll come up with one and I’ll think it actually looks pretty good.”

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Importance of Drawing in Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“This is your first date with your painting? Basically I considered, if you think of the painting and you as a marriage between artist and, product, if you skip the first date, which is the drawing and the second date, which is the value study and go straight to the painting, chances are you’re, we’re going to get into a marriage where you get kind of lost and you have to figure things out when that water split much harder to do. You can make a whole bunch of decisions and understand your subject much better if you actually draw instead of trace. So there’s me off my bully pulpit plus. Okay. You just have more legitimacy as artists. If you see the drawing stage, you’re going to, be able to translate that to the brush just as well as you can to the pencil. So don’t skip this state. That’s my advice. Draw every day, get good at it and observe. This is, the first date of any piece of art.”

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Finding Stress Relief in Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“And I’ve often said basket making is like any other craft or art that you do when you do something in repetition, knitting, crocheting painting. And I once had a student who came fairly regularly and she came one evening after work. And she said, you know, I almost didn’t come. I have a splitting headache. And I said, well, you can reschedule if you’d like, Oh no, I’ll go ahead and try it. About 20 minutes into the class, I went and I asked her how her headache
was and she said, what headache? So there’s the answer to the headaches craft glasses.”

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Placing a Stone on a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“And now I will, you know, I told you we were going to use a stone here, so I’m already going to see how it looks there. And this is a bead, so it has a hole in it, which is why I’m going to have to, hide that. Cool. So, I’m going to actually, carve some of the clearly, because I don’t, if I just push the stone into this area here, it’ll just expand on the sides and I don’t want that. So I’m just going to get, take out the tiny piece of this and, make it slightly larger using the bowl.”

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Drawing the Chin While Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So here’s the tip of the chin. Now, one of the things I need to see is the angle that it goes back. And I want to see what is the relationship between the tip of the nose and the chin. What is that implied line there? So the tip of the nose to the edge of the chin is almost vertical. I’m going to draw that angle so I can find this mapping point and his head is slightly tipped back. That’s why it’s looking like he’s jutting out his chin. Then we called this the Lennon pose when we took the picture. So his chin is jetting out.”

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