I'm killing two birds with one stone. I am frantically making bracelets for the YaYa's... why do I put everything off to the last minute? and it just so happens that the theme for "Discussions from the Claypen" chat tomorrow is "Translucent". You should stop by and see all the pretties we are making.
So, using Translucent Pardo Art Clay and my extruder I made a leaf cane. I know it looks like a heart but trust me... it's a leaf.
Click on the photos for a closer look.
I arranged the leaves on a backgound of silver leaf tinted with alcohol inks on green clay.
Then I cut a shape I liked and put it on the side of a jar to cure in the oven.
When I took it out of the oven I immediately plunged it in ice water being careful to keep the curved shape.
When it cooled I "painted" a thin layer of Kato Liquid clay on the backgound , put it back in the oven, when it came out of the oven I hit it with the heat gun to clear the liquid clay. Now I need to do a little sanding on the back and edges and it will be ready to make into a bracelet.
I have 4 bracelets in different stages...have 3 more to go..... any suggestions? I don't make may bracelets so this is a bit of stretch for me. I better get busy!!
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