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When we were building our home several years ago, I noticed that the builders used a simple technique of pouring concrete to form walls using a metal mesh inside to reinforce it.
I watched them, not realizing that one day I’ll be using another form of that technique on my polymer clay creations.

A few years later I was looking for something to help me create a thin yet strong polymer clay piece that will not break after the first time it falls out of my hand. This was the result of my dropping a few delicate polymer clay beads on the floor, and being very upset because they broke could not be repaired.

As you probably know, polymer clay does not handle breakage well, and it was not bad luck on my part having those beads shattered to pieces, just a disadvantage of polymer clay. A disadvantage that caused me and many polymer clay artists to avoid creating delicate and thin pieces.

This really got me thinking, I wanted to find a way around the problem, not to avoid it.
Eventually the technique the builders used crossed my mind.
How about, if I use some kind of net/mesh for extra strengthening? this could give thin clay the durability and strength I was looking for.

I started looking for something delicate, thin, flexible and affordable; and I found the Mosquito mesh. Here (in Israel), almost every window in every house is sealed with this mesh to protect us all from those nasty Mosquitoes bits.

In June 2009, an article on the Mosquito technique was published in PolymerCAFE Magazine and was an instant HIT!

Once the article was published I got so many great feedbacks and realized how useful this technique is - beads, necklaces, bracelets, brooches and even sculpted pieces - every item can be reinforced with mesh!

This tutorial demonstrates how to create beautiful, easy and strong sculpted flowers, which can be duplicated and transformed into endless designs, shapes and colors and used as a decoration in a vessel placed on your living room table or a sculpted pin on your bag or jacket.

These unique flowers can be made using all kinds of clays, sizes, colors, canes, paints, skinner blends and any thing you can think of.

With 17 pages, more than 50 photos and lot's of steps to guide you through.

===>>> A 17 minutes VIDEO is included in this sale!
The link to a password protected video will be sent to you by email along with the PDF file.


The tutorial is a part of the "Mosquito Pack" of 5 different tutorials to 5 different designs (last photo, not included in this sale)
In the complete "Mosquito Pack" Tutorials you will learn how to -

=> Use traditional & affordable materials to build sophisticated un-traditional designs

=> Build a solid foundation to a thin piece and create a durable and strong form that will survive
occasional falls or mild bending.

=> In addition to the mosquito technique itself I cover additional sub-techniques to create the shown designs - hollow domed forms, sandwiching, pixel painting, see through technique, layering and free-form sculpturing.

=> Recycle found objects into mix media designs. Use any metal mesh you have!

=> Upgrade your art with a metal mesh to create a perfect match of polymer clay and metal

See different listing for the Complete Mosquito Pack with bonuses, goodies, free shipping and CD included.


Pre-requisites: Some previous experience with polymer clay is helpful

The tutorial will be sent to you by E-mail in PDF format as soon as I receive the payment notification message from PayPal. Please make sure that your email in paypal is correct, verify that it is up to date, or specify a different email address you would like me to use.

The links are not automated. Each one is sent personally by me and should be with you within 24 hours of purchase thus allowing for the time differences between countries. I do try to check my email as frequent as possible.

More tutorials are now available in the tutorial section

Thank you!

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PolyPedia E-Book Vol 30 - Polymer Clay Tutorial Mosquito Mesh Sculpted Flowers - 17 pages TUTORIAL Plus VIDEO by Iris Mishly

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