Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pardo Art Clay Canes & a Journal Cover

This is the time of year that I order Kato clay from Munro Crafts.  I was pleasantly surprise to see they are now carrying Pardo Art Clay.  Munro Crafts gives a fantastic discount on large orders... 50% off on orders over $200....  The main reason I quit using Pardo was the price, now with the discount I can use it to my hearts content.  I had forgotten how easy it is to condition and how wonderful it is for canning.
Net on my wish list is metallic and pearls in the Art Clay....

I recently learned a few tricks about caning from my friend Jackie..... I included a trick or two of my own.... here are the results.

Click on the photos for a closer look.

The first photo shows the canes as well as a couple beads and mirror image tiles that I made with the end scraps.


Closer look at the 3 canes. Pardo is ideal for caning.  Much less distortion during the reduction process.


I used some of the scraps and left over Skinner blend canes to make this one.


I am very pleased with this one.



This one is pretty too.


 I also made another Journal Cover.  I used a couple of my bug critters and highlighted with PearlEx powders.


That's it for now..... I am off to condition more Pardo so I can make more canes.

Thanks for stopping by.

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous canes. I've been admiring your work for a while now. You're an inspiration.

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  2. Beautiful patterns and colours. You make some amazing things.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you Ellie, I am pleased you like my work.

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