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Clay Techniques-03 Zebra Cane Demo Log, Zebra Cane Picture

Zebra Cane

buci131: Yes, I did
auntyalias: zebra's next
dahs512: Ready
merrie60us: oh goody
buci131: Are the stripes the same as the tiger?
lindaslists: cool
auntyalias: I sent the pix of the leopard through, let's take a break here
lindaslists: good
auntyalias: answer any questions
sylsnovelties: ok.
lindaslists: what colors for the zebra
buci131: Are the zebra stripes the same as the tiger stripes?
auntyalias: go potty, get more drinks
auntyalias: just pearl and black fo rme
sylsnovelties: You made this look so easy NJ.
lindaslists: ok
auntyalias: it is easy
auntyalias: just don't be so darned delicate about it
auntyalias: use the ARM OF DOOM
auntyalias: pull that cane
auntyalias: slap it around
sylsnovelties: I've sure learned that from watching the demos.
auntyalias: I'm going to get more Iced Tea and then I'll prepare some pearl for the zebra
auntyalias: brb
jakmiami: Just saw the pics. But I always thought the spots are dark on a gold background. We seem to have gotten gold spots on black...
sylsnovelties: brb
auntyalias: make your spots any way you want to, different spotted animals have different configurations, the Ocelot has a C shape of black spots around a center core
auntyalias: other animals have the surrounding color a blend of dark to light
auntyalias: and the spots are within that blend, that's what I'm aiming for
auntyalias: but it's still no cigar
auntyalias: but these Demos are rushed affairs
auntyalias: the stuff I made in demo is always quickly and if left to my own devices I'd fiddle with it more
auntyalias: I'll prep the pearl for the zebra
jakmiami: I see...
auntyalias: Eva I'm going to show you the Easy Breezy blend while I'm at it here
auntyalias: you didn't get to see a good example of it
buci131: Goody, thanks!
auntyalias: ok you with me so far?
lazybird54: Yep
auntyalias: see how it's folded over
auntyalias: pearl edge to pearl edge
buci131: yes
auntyalias: brown edge to brown edge?
auntyalias: the overlapping colors are what will blend
auntyalias: I will pass this through the press once folded in half
auntyalias: the other times I pass it through it will be after it is rolled
auntyalias: mashed
auntyalias: and bulled through the rollers
auntyalias: so one pass equals 6 half folds
auntyalias: are we ready?
buci131: What two colors--pearl and...?
auntyalias: any two colors
auntyalias: it's the technique that's important, the colors are up to you
auntyalias: any shading you want in your cane you do as a blend
auntyalias: to get the shadow and highlight in one section of leaf, you do a blend
auntyalias: so first time fold in half
auntyalias: on pass folded in half, the rest of the passes it's done rolled like a cigar
auntyalias: so all the pearl is at one end and all the brown is at the other
auntyalias: pinch a ridge to go into the rollers
auntyalias: put that ridge between the rollers and run that cigar through
auntyalias: on that's one pass
auntyalias: by three we'll be blended
auntyalias: two cigar passes
auntyalias: the third it'll look really blended
sylsnovelties: So quick too.
auntyalias: four cigar rolls and a half fold
buci131: That is so amazing!
auntyalias: ok, now to make the ribbon
lazybird54: very cool!
buci131: You know I'll be doing a few of those this week
auntyalias: ok now
auntyalias: roll that ribbon, shall we do it with the pearl in the center
auntyalias: for a highlight?
buci131: sounds good to me
auntyalias: oh GOSH it's mashed
auntyalias: well let's put it through a few paces then
buci131: Heehee
greatauntjudy: Sigh...more clay abuse.
greatauntjudy: I'm keeping track, you know.
lindaslists: boot to the head
buci131: Are we doing zebra?
lindaslists: soon
merrie60us: what are we doing at this point
merrie60us: stacking
buci131: Oh, ok--I thought she was showing us a diff way to do it--thank just slice and splice, I mean
buci131: Did she just cut it lengthwise?
lindaslists: at an angle
buci131: Okay
buci131: Like doing a chevron?
lindaslists: chevron like a leaf cane
lindaslists: cool leaf
auntyalias: With a blend
auntyalias: done as a jelly roll
auntyalias: used as sections for your leaves
auntyalias: you can get depth in shading
auntyalias: and highlights in the center of the leaf
lindaslists: I gotta remember that trick
auntyalias: it makes flat clay look sculpted
auntyalias: It's in the leaf section
auntyalias: in Autumn Leaves
auntyalias: I did it with green and orange
auntyalias: are we ready for zebra?
lindaslists: yes
merrie60us: yes
sylsnovelties: yu]
greatauntjudy: Zebra, zebra, zebra!
buci131: sure thing
auntyalias: okie dokie two colors only but as always there's a trick
buci131: Trick or treat--or both
lindaslists: are they both the same thickness
buci131: Looks like it.
auntyalias: They are both the same thickness
lindaslists: ok
auntyalias: and part is pressed together
merrie60us: cut five pieces?
buci131: Random sized pieces?
auntyalias: I'm going to taper the edges, any amount
auntyalias: just make them varied
auntyalias: now to taper
buci131: You tapered both edges on each piece?
auntyalias: yup
auntyalias: now I'm going to stack them without any particular plan
buci131: Okay, you place a white sheet on a black sheet, cut it into varied pieces, any amount. Take one piece and run it through the pm and cut it into varied pieces, any amount and then taper--is that correct?
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lindaslists: what is the core center?
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lindaslists: oh
greatauntjudy: You stacked and then folded?
merrie60us: ?
auntyalias: ok that double "U" bit there
auntyalias: that's stacked sheets with no tapering or anything just bent in half
auntyalias: and then two of them are put together, it was the earlier zebra that I did when the cam was confused
sylsnovelties: two going in opposite directions.
auntyalias: I took the tapered sheets I prepared
auntyalias: and just layered them so there's short and long and wide and thin parts
lindaslists: cool
auntyalias: when people make zebra with uniform stripes, not tapered, not thick and thin, not overlapping
auntyalias: it just looks like jail uniforms
sylsnovelties: heeheehee
auntyalias: let me send a picture through the pix list on this
jakmiami: Very nice. And a great way to end the evening...'night all.
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dahs512: NJ I'll send this part to you as Zebra