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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer Reading Swap-Signups:Closed; Sendouts:7/30 on: July 29, 2008 01:52:47 PM
almost done!!!!
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: LEMONS TO LEMONADE: fix my botch (CLOSED) (Sendouts AUG 29) on: July 21, 2008 07:10:05 PM
Skirts came today!


My package is in the mail!
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer Reading Swap-Signups:Closed; Sendouts:7/30 on: July 19, 2008 06:40:21 PM
1 book to find, left!
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Huge Ugly College T-shirt Into Cute Tubetop Dress! on: July 11, 2008 08:15:49 PM
I got that top!!!!

But mine is still huge
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Summer Reading Swap-Signups:Closed; Sendouts:7/30 on: July 11, 2008 08:11:46 PM
still crafting away Smiley
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: LEMONS TO LEMONADE: fix my botch (Sign up thru JULY 11) (Sendouts AUG 29) on: July 03, 2008 07:51:30 PM
haha.  duh me.  i told you this was the first swap i've organized.  that would be something we kinda need to know, huh!   i am going to add that now.  those two who already signed up, please pm me with the update.

Lol. Cool Tongue  I was just making sure I wasn't missing something
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: LEMONS TO LEMONADE: fix my botch (Sign up thru JULY 11) (Sendouts AUG 29) on: July 03, 2008 12:47:43 PM
Oh, were we supposed to write what our Lemon was? There wasn't a question asking and I forgot to add it.....

Anyway, my lemon is a dress.... or errr a supposed to be dress lol
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: LEMONS TO LEMONADE: fix my botch (Sign up thru JULY 11) (Sendouts AUG 29) on: July 03, 2008 06:23:12 AM
sent Smiley
29  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: I finally got a yellow flower cane (plus some food items) on: July 02, 2008 08:50:06 PM
Just wanted to make sure we're talking about the same things... really hard sometimes just with text.

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Thanks for all the advice, I'll try the rolling thing, I normally just turn it a 1/4 after each cut.

When you talk about doing a 1/4 turn, you're referring then to cutting the cane (turning between each slice), right?... you weren't thinking I was referring to rolling the cane while cutting, were you?  What I meant was about after cutting the slices --rolling each slice onto the base clay one at a time.

Ah, okay, I tried rolling and cutting and realized it was so not right, so I assumed afterwards thats what you meant

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I cut them as thin as I could and smushed them together, filling in the little holes with more translucent clay...

I'm still not clear on what you're using for the base clay (onto which you're placing the slices)... is it a sheet of translucent, or what?   Or are you not actually using a base sheet at all, and just putting the thin cane slices down on the metal inside the frame thingie??

I did one with a translucent base, and the other without a base at all.... I think the one with the base came out better, but I have to keep practicing how to get them down flat and together without seeing gaps/lines between them without smushing them too much and distorting the design a bit

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I'm going to keep trying and hopefully be able to cut thinner without ripping the clay....

What are you thinking of when you say "ripping the clay" when you're cutting the slices?  I'm not sure exactly what ripping means in this context.
The main problems I know of when doing very thin slicing are just being able to cut the slice very thinly in the first place,  and being able to cut each slice evenly and completely so that it's the same thickness throughout (not thicker on one side than the other) and also is a full circle/disk.
Yeah, thats what I mean, when I cut it too thin its not even or the bottom of the curve 'rips' off, I know the solution is practice Tongue



Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it Smiley

Answers hopefully in red
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Polymer Clay Cane Swap on: July 02, 2008 06:43:21 PM
I actually like this idea... plus its simple enough (crafting a can you can make) and its a small package to mail!
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