Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fave Crafts Blog Hop- Black and White Canes- Atomic age influences part 3
Time for the Fave Crafts Blog hop "Finished on the 15th". http://www.favecraftsblog.com/finished-on-the-fifteenth-favecrafts-blog-hop-for-july/
Welcome, welcome, I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.
I am also having a giveaway here if you want to join in. http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/07/time-for-giveaway-this-is-20-071211.html
My life has been crazy, but I do have a project going right now!!
It is the Mid-Century Atomic age influenced Black and white cane series.
Part 1 is here: http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/07/black-and-white-canes-atomic-age.html
Part 2 is here: http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/07/black-and-white-canes-atomic-age_14.html
And this is going to be the 3rd part.
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.
Cut away from your work surface with your clay slicing blade and turn from end to end and flatten again while holding the other end with your forefinger.
Flatten it out to about 3/4" wide in a teardrop shape.
Cut the whole thing in half.
Do this slowly, you will want the black clay lines to show on the bottom of the cane. You will also want to do this slowly to keep the distortion to a minimum.
It should look like this. ;-D
Flip the cane over and starting in the middle position your fingers and thumbs in the same position and press and work to the other end of the cane. Reduce this way until you have reduced the cane to half its size.
45. Roll the cane on the table to smooth and lengthen. Roll your hands forward and the clay should turn more than 360 degrees.
Roll your hands back and the cane should turn more than 360 degrees. Keep it moving and fluid while you move your palms away from each other.
Reduce down to about 3/4" in diameter.