Hey guys :)
Today I want to show you how you can make a very basic colour blend to turn into something fabulous like a flower cane (following soon) :)
polymer clay (two colours)
pasta machine or roller
blade or x-acto knife
It's easiest to simply form some tear drops to start your blend.
First take equal amounts of clay and roll each into a ball between your palms. Then put your hands together at a slight angle and roll again to get a tear drop.
Place them like on the picture.
Put the tear drops next to each other and then take your rolling pin (or another cylindrical shape) to roll them out and together to create a sheet.
Fold that sheet horizontally and roll it out again.
Fold it horizontally again and roll it out again. Always fold it so that you put the same colours on top of each other, so they are in a line.
Here you can see the blend starting.
Roll it out some more.
If you're using a pasta machine (which makes your life so much easier), start with a thick setting for me that's 1) and slowly turn it thinner and thinner.
Once you have rolled it out once or twice you will (hopefully) get straight borders at the sides. Always make sure that those straight lines lie on top of each other when you fold it, this way it blends much easier and faster.
Here it already looks pretty good. I've folded it for about 10 - 15 times.
If you roll the sheet through your pasta machine, make sure that the fold is always at the bottom like on the picture.
This is my finished blended sheet, ready to use and create something pretty :)
I hope you could follow my instructions. If you have any difficulties, don't hesitate to ask me in the comments or per mail :)
See you soon