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Carrie

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Using my scrap.
« on: August 03, 2011, 06:21:01 PM »
Made some texture sheets (on the left in pic) and tried them out (on the right)


Then I made moulds from bits from an old bracelet and from a fantastic faux ivory "poker chip" I got at the first polyclay event in Ilkeston...sadly, I don't know who made it.... and tried those out too  :) 
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 07:08:40 PM by Carrie »

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 06:33:57 PM »
Superb!

Maybe we all need to talk about doing a homemade texture plate / pushmould swap next time??

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 07:08:21 PM »
Good idea!  Showing the pic of how I did these should get ideas going too :)

I have a Helen Breil tutorial for making your own texture sheets - the last ones I made were from that. 

The one with rings in the pic has worked miles better than I thought it would - that was my own idea - the swirl ones and swirl centred ones are from somewhere on t'web, and were inspired by Helen Breil's.

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 07:11:40 PM »
They're great Carrie.   :) Another thing on my to try list now.  I quite like the idea of the swap too Emma.

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 09:00:26 PM »
Carrie you are sooooooooooo talented!! Any chance of a tut on how to make a texture sheet? Pleaseeeeeeeeeee  8)

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 09:45:23 PM »
they are really good Carrie

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 10:15:25 PM »
Excellent texture sheets, I like the one with the rings on it.
Great idea for a challenge Emma
 I used mine today too and then went a bit mad with the inks and acrylics on them  :-[
I might be able to rescue them, one of them i like, I'll try to get a picture tomorrow

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 10:45:21 PM »
Those are great, love the spiky one best.
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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 09:23:06 AM »
Texture sheets and moulds are so easy to make, you won't really need a tute as such.

Just roll a sheet of clay, smooth it onto a ceramic tile and then push stuff into it. Try things like coiled up bits of wire, string, lace or embossed wallpaper, glass etc. Any cool texture you see around the house can become a texture sheet.

You might want to dust a little cornflour or talcum powder over the clay sheet first to act as a release.

You can make cool pushmoulds by pushing buttons and similar things into flattened blobs of clay too.

Just try it out and don't over think it too much, it really is easy and a great way to use scrap clay

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 10:59:37 AM »
Yup - that's it!  I mist my clay with water before imprinting it - then if I don't like what I've done I just blot it and re-roll....over and over if necessary - if I'd used cornflour I could end up with rather "short" clay.

The cool spiral is just an extruded string coiled round and round on a backing then gently pressed down just to hold it together.   The rings one is  - well obvious!  Just different sizes of circle cutters used. Very pleased with the texture that gives but probably more to use as a printing stamp. 

Make and bake on a tile to be sure they'll stay flat.  I make them quite thick to be on the safe side.

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Re: Using my scrap.
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 12:57:42 PM »
Ahh ok thanks Carrie & Emma shall have to have a nosey round my house & see what I can find!