|I found this beauty at No Pattern Required a great blog written by Retro Ruth|
I love black and white, simple, clean, and only two colors to purchase.
I am fascinated by the Atomic age designs in the 50's. You can find examples by searching "atomic prints fabric" in google images, fun stuff, reminds me of the Jetson's. They first aired on TV in 1962.
You can find some great examples of mid-century wall paper designs here http://www.nopatternrequired.com/?p=12883
I spent just a little time in this blog with all of their 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's stuff and I feel better. A walk down memory lane for me. What a Blast.
Mind you, I disliked this stuff very much as a kid growing up with it, but I feel comfort in it now and miss it a little.
This reminds me of security, not having to worry, and black and white TV! It is like "comfort designs" instead of "comfort food" ;-D
You will need:
Black Cernit 1- 2.2 ounce block
Opaque White Cernit 1-2.2ounce block
Porcelain White Cernit large block (Just says White, not Opaque white)
Clay blade SB
Mix the black and the opaque white with equal amounts of the porcelain white until it is one color. You do not have to do this but I like the consistency of the Porcelain white and it keeps my colors soft and pliable. If your porcelain white is not soft this will not work.
All links above lead to my hubby's store www.clayfactory.net
as always, thank you so much for looking. We both appreciate you immensely.
2. Put aside the 6" long strip for a bit and roll out some of the Opaque white on the 4th thickest setting. Make the sheet of white at least 8 1/2" long.
Place the black strip on the white clay.
7. Press the outside edge that is white to the coil.
Cut the coil/cane in half.
You will need 2" for the cane we are going to make.
Put the rest of the cane/coil aside for later use.
Stay tuned for part 2...