The brooches above are done with the wood grain as an inlay.
and here is Part 1
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You will need:
2 blocks of Opaque White Cernit
1 block of White Porcelain Cernit
1 block of Caramel Cernit
1 block of Champagne Cernit
Clay Slicing Blade
Here is the last step from Part 2
You just press down on this side a little.
You turn the stack one-quarter and press that side down.
26. You will keep doing this until the stack becomes a little more square and extends in length.
You can also flip the stack from one end to the other. Press all four sides evenly and slowly to reduce and lengthen the stack.
Do not reduce smaller than 1" square.
Press the two halves together.
You can click any of these pictures to get a better look.
If you roll the slice the first time with the lines going through the machine horizontally it will spread the lines apart.
It is totally up to you which way you do this, but I prefer to roll the lines through the machine vertically the first time for most of my applications.
30. I use most of the sheets I make a little thinner and for most applications the 3rd thickest setting is just right for me.
When rolling the slice through to make it thinner, I turn down the setting on the clay machine to the 2nd thickest setting and then turn the slice 1/4 and roll the lines through the machine horizontally.
Thinner still? Turn the sheet 1/4 again and turn down the setting on the clay machine to the 4th thickest setting and roll the lines through the clay machine horizontally.
Thinner yet... Turn the sheet 1/4 again and turn down the setting on the clay machine to the 5th thickest setting and roll the lines through the machine vertically.
When I make the Bottles of Hope that you saw in lesson part 2, I use the 4th and 5th thickest settings for covering my bottles.
I am done, have fun.
Happy Veteran's Day, blessings all over all of you! Thank you!