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« on: August 18, 2006 04:44:57 PM »

I suck so bad guys. I thought I put this up a long time ago. Here ya go!

Step 1: Roll out a sheet of translucent clay and a sheet of tan or flesh color. Tan looks the best in my opinion. Ivory colored clay is too light for this technique. I use a whole block of each when I make mine because so many people want those "ivory" pendants I made.



Step 2: Make a fat "snake" of each color. Wrap the translucent in a layer of tan. Wrap the tan in a layer of translucent.



Step 3: Reduce the canes by half, then cut them in half.



Step 4: Stack the canes so that the translucent is on top of the tan.



Step 5: Reduce again, cut in half, and stack....again and again.... Do this about 20 times. I'm not sure about the real number, but you want it to look like this: (I'm really sorry. Thats the best I could get)



Step 6: Cut off a chunk.



Step 7: Pinch the end you cut a bit so you can flatten out this piece.



Step 8: Either roll it through the pasta machine or by hand. I like to roll it by hand because I can make fatter pieces like domino shapes.



Step 9: Either texture your clay with a texture plate, or carve an image into the clay.





Step 10: To enhance the look of the ivory, use a fingernail brush and pounce it along the top and bottom edges of your piece. This will help it look like natural bone or where the ivory was attatched.



Step 11: Bake and antique with plain old thinned paint in water. Either wipe or sand off the extra color.

I have not cleaned the clay out of the cracks after sanding yet.


Here are the originals:


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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006 04:55:40 PM »

Thanks bunches for sharing!!  Those are super cool.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006 05:37:44 PM »

Cool!  I don't remember seeing a lesson for anyone else use bullseye canes (checkerboarded) to make faux ivory... makes nice wide-grained ivory.  (That cane end really looks awesome too... I'd probably be tempted to use it up before I got around to making slabs...lol).


P.S.  The link you gave brought up page 4 of a 25-page-long thread... do you have any idea which page your finished pieces are on in the thread??



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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006 06:28:08 PM »

Its on page 4 of the 25 page long thread. Scroll down. Princessblueberry is wearing them.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2006 05:24:23 AM »

Hey teapotdnky lots of thanks for the tute!!!  Kiss
I've made some faux ivory jewerly with polymer clays, but never by this way!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2006 07:53:29 AM »

I like the edge it gives. It you don't stipple the entire bottom and top edge, it looks more like the hollow parts of bone. I like the look.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2006 10:18:13 AM »

Hmmm... well, I seem to be taken to "page 4" from that link, but on the page 4 I get, there is no ivory or Princess Blueberry.
What I get are replies # 491 to 482. 
Could there be some difference in our Preferences or something else that would account for that?

Or better actually, why not just give us the Reply # of the exact message with the ivory in it, in case anyone else is having the same problem I am.... wouldn't want them to miss it!




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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2006 01:09:25 PM »

I've updated the link with a picture instead.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2006 04:38:17 AM »

You totally do not suck - you rock!!!
That is really cool - who knew you could make ivory from clay?
Your tutorial is great - I wonder how an ivory skull would look?

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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2006 12:13:55 PM »

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I wonder how an ivory skull would look?

kaleesi, I had some that are gone now, but these might give you an idea?
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=958573&uid=448958
http://www.chez.com/creabijoux/interieur/GALLERIE/grandes%20photos/203.htm
http://tanstaafl512.tripod.com/scrimshawswap.html
(click on Linda's head)


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