|Above is the bead that was shown in part 4, baked, |
and antiqued with brown Ne-Opaque.
The pattern we are making in part 5 has the blue and
white center and orange and yellow around the outside you can see it above
in the bead.
you can see part 1 here,
you can see part 2 here,
you can see part 3 here,
you can see part 4 here,
Poppy Red Cernit
Navy Blue Cernit
Opaque White Cernit
Porcelain White Cernit
Makin's Professional Extruder
Clay Extruder Disks- set 1 and set 2
Makin's Clay Machine
Clay Slicing Blade
Double ended Knitting needle- 1 1/2mm
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I mix all of the colors (red, navy, and yellow) with equal amount of porcelain white and a 3/8" ball of opaque white.
I mix the Opaque white separately with equal parts of the porcelain white.
I am using the half circle from disk set 2
a that other one trapezoid (?) on the right from disk set 1
Place the half circle over the top of the balls of clay and the disks. Press the disk in place at the balls underneath with the flat end of the skewer.
Use the knitting needle to adjust the half circle gently so it is in the right place to cut off the top and the bottom of the tall trapezoid disk.
Load the barrel and then screw on the cap.
Extrude the full barrel.
The slower you turn the less cracking you will get. It doesn't seem to matter whether it cracks or not though in the canes.
Next condition some more blue and roll it in to a coil that is about 3" long and trim both end flat so it is 2 1/2" long.
Condition and roll out some of the opaque white clay on the thickest setting in your clay machine. Make the sheet about 3" wide and at least 4" long.
Bevel the leading edge with you blade.
Roll the coil back and then away from you to pick up the leading edge.
Roll up the coil and enclose the blue coil.
Meet the edges and smooth them down to the blue coil.
Add them all the way around the coil.
Tuck the end of the sheet in to the dip between the extruded piece and attach it to one of the long trapezoids by rolling the point of the knitting needle against it gently.
I had to cut another sheet. I made this one too short in the photograph.
Wrap the cane as you have done with the solid sheets of clay before.