- 1How to choose and prep the wood blocks.
- 2How to use modeling clay to create texture and design.
- 3How to choose the best Polymer clay and prepare it.
- 4How to transfer an image to the clay.
- 5How to use stamps and gold leaf on the clay.
- 6How to best cut the clay for the specific shapes.
- 7A variety of Laurie’s techniques for painting and altering the surface of the clay.
- 8How to add text details.
- 9How to add “doodads” to enhance the piece.
- 10How to assemble after baking.
Laurie is an award winning artist. She has taught thousands of students over thirty years.
Laurie also shares some bonus tips that will add even more to each piece you create once you have learned these techniques.
You will watch Laurie work in real time as she starts from the very beginning of this process and takes you step-by-step until the Wall Doll is completed. This course is full of so much information that can be used in multiple ways for future projects. This course is like having Laurie by your side day or night as she teaches and guides you in creating your own “Wall Doll.”
This course is designed for any level student wanting to learn how to work with Polymer clay and create unique one-of-a-kind pieces. These pieces can be created to adorn your walls in your studio and other spaces, or be given as gifts.
This course comes with a PDF for download with a list of suggested tools, materials, and resources.
Laurie Mika is an artist, author and instructor. Over the last two and a half decades, Laurie‘s mixed media mosaic and assemblage work using polymer clay has evolved into an original and easily recognizable style. Her unique approach combines handmade polymer clay tiles with beads, jewelry pieces, charms, glass tile, hand cast resin pieces and found objects. She feels very fortunate to be able to combine her love of travel and passion for art through teaching at art retreats. She has taught across the States as well as in France, Israel, Australia and Mexico.
Laurie’s work has been published in countless magazines and books. She is the author of the highly regarded book, Mixed Media Mosaics, that was published by North Light Books in 2007. Laurie has appeared on both HGTV’s, That’s Clever and on DIY’s, Craft Lab. Recently, Laurie was featured on a new PBS series, Make It Artsy.
Laurie’s work has been shown in galleries in San Diego, Laguna Beach and Los Angeles including La Luz de Jesus and the Hive Gallery. She is currently represented by Pop Gallery in Santa Fe. She has also exhibited many times in the prestigious Mosaic Arts International juried exhibition, winning Best in Show at Mesa Contemporary Arts in Arizona. Laurie’s work hangs in private collections here and abroad.