It looks as if the big box craft stores are having sales just in time to stock up for all the color exercises. My local Jo-Ann’s is having a “buy one get one free” sale on all brands of polymer clay starting today through Monday, and Michael’s has polymer clay on sale at 4 for $5. Check the ads for sales in your area.
You will be able to do the first two exercises with an assortment of colors and black and white, but for the third exercise you will need one ounce of clay from each of the six hues. Look at the appendix on page 138 of the book to select the colors you want to use for each of the hue families.
The tools you will need for the exercises are a pasta machine, a 3/4″ square Kemper cutter, 1/2″ and 5/16″ circle Kepper cutters and a 1.5″ canape cutter. If you don’t have a 3/4″ square cutter – you can use a circle cutter close to the same size. The main thing is to have two cutters – one small and one a little bit bigger so that you can cut out the same size shapes over and over again. Tune in tomorrow for some tips on the first exercise!
Color Cutters Set Polymer Clay Express has put together a set of the cutters you will need to do the exercises. The set includes a 3/4″ square Kemper cutter, 1/2″ and 5/16″ circle Kepper cutters and a 1.5″ canape cutter for $9.75. Individually the pieces would cost $12. (800) 844-0138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.