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Topic: Static cane ***reducing TUTORIAL***  (Read 74917 times)
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« on: May 23, 2008 04:42:02 PM »

This did not come out as even as I envisioned, but WOW  Shocked even is boring!!   Tongue

Purple, Turquoise, White, Black polymer clay

Skinner blend purple and white.  Roll to med thickness, roll white first. I wrapped another layer of purple med thickness.  Wrap turquoise medium thickness.  Then wrap "medium thin" thickness black. 

Cut in half, then into quarters.  To get as even as I can: Stand log up, looking straight down on cane keeping tissue blade nice and even.  Then take your half and and lay it back down straight side down and cut in half (to get quarter).

Pinch black down a little all the way across (makes a petal shape)

Make a row side by side like this.  Lay another row on top between the points.

Ok time for the reducing.  Squeeze, and push, and lay flat on surface and pound a little, turning, pound, turn.  I also like to pull.

I just gotta cut it, can't stand the suspense (do not let the ugly distorted ends discourage you)
Stack side by side, placing where your eyes are pleased.
More reducing same as above, I use my roller at this point, turn, roll, turn, roll....

OOOO looking staticy now!!!  cut and stack and reduce again.

Ok this is where I better stop, stack those and no more cutting.  I did reduce a little more tho.....

I dreamed this cane to put on my ipod nano case.  In my day..(you can say that at 40 right?)...we grew up with static in our music from cassette tapes and had to lug around HUGE case to carry our music around.   Undecided
But look at me now mom, I am electrified!!

darn, this went to clock before pic took, I had Lightning Crashes from Live playing!!

Link for basic one layer ipod case:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232877.0
Just follow steps in there without doing anything special to clay.
I covered with canes and baked again.  Now its ready for vacation!!!!

« Last Edit: May 23, 2008 05:17:55 PM by beadizzygrl - Reason: tutorial link to ipod case added » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008 04:48:04 PM »

Wow - this looks totally amazing!!! Almost looks like electric flames!
Love the colors!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008 05:07:49 PM »

Beautiful!  You may have just inspired me to start working with clay!  It looks great and not too difficult!!  Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008 05:17:08 PM »

 Grin Reminds me a little of peacock feathers! Awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008 05:21:47 PM »

Wow!  Incredible colors and great work!

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008 06:55:02 PM »


I have a serious peacock feather fetish (ok, that sounds a lot worse than it actually is...lol), so I'm tempted to steal this picture and plaster it on my desktop to drool over on a daily basis...

You have incredible clay skillz!

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008 07:04:26 PM »

sooooo very beautiful!
colors, visual texture... love

(and YAY Live!)
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008 07:18:32 PM »

it reminds me of celery, in a midnight forest.  seriously.   or some kind of plantform that i cannot place.
This is really amazing.  i would not have thought you could bake felt, or have considered sculpey for an ipod cover.  i would not have realized very many things that are involved in this and the original tutorial -- you are very clever.

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008 07:26:09 PM »

 Shocked This ROCKS!!! Great job!

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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008 07:37:53 PM »

Wow!  Canes always impress me sooooo much, you did such a beautiful job.  Smiley

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