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Carrie

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Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« on: January 26, 2012, 08:14:37 PM »
1. Gather some scrap that looks good together or use new clay (as here).  2.  Form a log, lengthen.  2a. Cut in half if it's getting long - save the other piece!



3.Then twist, double up and roll again. Stop here, or double up again and re-roll (as here).  This makes a smaller pattern. 
4.Twist the log until the stripes run round the log.


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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 08:15:16 PM »
5. Flatten the log, then put through p.m. at thickest setting, with the stripes going lengthways.
6. Roll out a scrap clay backing at a medium setting, then cut a thin slice across the stripes - the thinner the better.



7. Turn the strip on its side and place carefully on the lower edge of the scrap backing.
8. Continue to cut thin slices placing them on the backing first one way and then the other to achieve the mirror imaging.


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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 08:16:18 PM »
9. Gently roll the sheet flat to seal and hide the joins.
10. Trim, then put through p.m. at thickest or next thickest setting to smooth it.



The other three examples in the following photo were made with scrap - odd bits and pieces of coordinating colours squeezed together to make a log, then twisted on itself to make nice stripes.


« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 10:13:10 PM by Carrie »

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 08:57:16 PM »
Ooh that is really fab!

Its funny, looking at the cut edge of the clay, it doesn't seem all that special, but when you put them all side by side it really turns into something magical.

Fantastic!

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 09:25:56 PM »
That is great Carrie thanks for sharing.  :)

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 09:28:48 PM »
My scrap never looks that good lol
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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 09:30:39 PM »
It's fun to do!   

VARIATION

1. Build up a stack of sheets of clay.  I've used three of differing thicknesses - chose better colours than these!!
2. Put through pasta machine and cut into three.
3. Stack up.



4. Squeeze into a rounded log.
5. Twist and roll until stripes run round the log.
6. If wished, taper end to a point and cut off.



7. This is a terrible example - but cut down through centre and open out for a lizard tail effect.
8. Roll the rest of the sheet flat as before.
9. Cut thin slices across the stripes and place on a scrap backing sheet first one way then the other as before, to achieve the mirror imaging.



10. Roll flat as before.


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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012, 11:43:38 PM »
Brilliant  :) Thanks for taking the time to do the tute  :)

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 12:17:40 AM »
These look fab Carrie, can't wait to try them out-thanks so much for sharing  ;D

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 08:02:50 AM »
Great Tutes Carrie.  The top one is the same as the Val Cat Technique  that I used for some heart pendants some time ago from one of Barbara McGuires books.  You've explained it a lot better though.  I found that the sheets looked so nice, that I struggled to know where to place the cookie cutter.  Anyway, I love slicing up clay and reassembling it, it's so much fun.  I've been doing it to the Lizzard Tails lately too.  ;D

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 09:14:17 AM »
Carrie,

They are fab, thank you so much for sharing and taking the time to make the tutes..

The top one almost looks like a very complicated knittingpattern..
I have to try this techinc out.

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 10:56:51 AM »
Here's a bit of a wierd pendant I made a couple of weeks ago using the second technique.  The colours are a bit naf, but I was just experimenting.



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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 12:26:29 PM »
Whauu Mel,

I really love, that axe like pendant and the way, the band around the middle looks like a seperat band..

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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 12:47:03 PM »
 Brilliant, Carrie, thank you - some good ideas here to use in making the folder for my blades.
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Re: Scrap patterns tutorial No. 1
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 03:41:16 PM »
Oh Mel - I love the pendant!  I struggle to know what on earth to do with the patterned sheets I have so much fun making  ;D

Jinnie - it's a lot of fun to experiment with these techniques - for example, I made narrow stripes here on the lower one but thicker would give a different effect...and be better for a lizard tail....as you can see, I was really just playing and photographing as I went along!!

In the past when I've had decent amounts of nice-coloured scrap, in lumps and mixed bits etc, I have squeezed them all together rather than having neat sausages of clay to start with. By the time they are all twisted and doubled over it doesn't seem to make a difference  :)