She's Been An Artist Since The Tender Age Of 10.
Now Marie Segal Shares With You Her Knowledge & Creativity
As A Master Clay Artisan.
"I love polymer clay", says Marie Segal. "It's
so easy to use, and I can work with it right from my own home."
In "Imitating Metal", the latest addition The Master
Artisans of Polymer Clay Video Series from Mindstorm Productions,
Marie shows you how easy it is to simulate gold, copper, bronze,
and many other metal effects using polymer clay and powdered
You'll learn how to transform common objects found around
your home into beautiful decorator pieces. And because the
instructions are on video, you'll find it easy to follow along
every step of the way. Miss something? No problem. Just rewind
the tape and watch it again!
The beauty of creating metal effects with clay is that the
end result is so elegant it looks as if it took a lot of time
and effort to create. But the process itself is quick and
Before getting started, Marie gives you a detailed look at
the tools and materials you'll need to complete all the projects
on the video. These projects include: Vase project, leaf socket
plate, and a scrap bead project where you'll turn your scrap
pieces of clay into art.
For your first project, you'll cover a glass bubble vase
with polymer clay. Then you'll add the pigment to give it
that "metal" look. Once the pigment is applied,
you'll move on to the next step: embellishing the vessel using
a simple Bic ballpoint pen and a flat head Phillips screw.
After giving careful instructions for baking the vessel, Marie
says: "You'll want to lacquer this piece so the powder
doesn't rub off when you use it."
From here you'll move on to learning about the Inlaid Gold
Technique to create a beautiful light switch plate. "It's
easy to do," says Marie, "but yet very elegant."
Then you'll learn how to cover a socket plate using the Gold
Leaf Technique, and the Skinner Shade Technique which Marie
first introduced in "Advanced Millefiori Techniques Volume
And you'll learn just how important it is to have a pasta
machine in your arsenal of tools. It's the pasta machine that
gives the gold leaf the "crackled" look that makes
this project so beautiful.
Next you'll learn the art of sanding, buffing, and polishing
to add a finishing touch to this project. Using a variety
of grit sandpapers, you'll create a fine, smooth surface.
Not sure what to use to buff your pieces to a high gloss finish?
According to Marie, the answer is as close as your dresser
Marie is a master at using common items such as aluminum
foil and Hershey Kisses wrappers in her art pieces. And speaking
of common, what could be more common to a clay artisan than
scraps of clay? Well, Marie shows you exactly what to do with
those scraps so they don't go to waste. So remember to save
your scraps. You'll be glad you did when you reach the section
on creating decorative beads.
You'll also learn all about Interference Pigments and how
to marble two colors of clay together. And just when you think
the video is over, Marie gives you an extra bonus section
where you'll make salt and pepper shakers and a bookmark using
the techniques you learned on this video. She also shows you
how to turn a simple 35mm metal film container into a beautiful
work of art.