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Jinx

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Lizard tail
« on: January 22, 2012, 12:14:36 PM »
Hi all,

I've been looking around on the Net to find a tute or a describten on the technic behind the lizard tail pattern..

Does someone know, where to get one..

Jinnie
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Re: Lizard tail
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 06:38:33 PM »
Not sure - but twist and re-twist a few colours together and twist the log until the stripes you get are running round the log not along it - but don't twist so much that the colours blend - taper one end to a point then slice down with your blade and open up the - hopefully - matching halves  :)
You can play with it - turn it over and trim the back, or press it flatter with a piece of perspex, etc.

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Re: Lizard tail
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 07:08:30 PM »
the much-missed Alan Vernall's Damascus Ladder technique is very similar, you might enjoy that

http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/d_ladder.html

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Re: Lizard tail
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 10:32:29 PM »
Hi Emma,

Yes I think you're right - it's reminds me a little of the Natasha bead technic.. I mean slice and reorganice..

I'll give it a try on my next clay play time.

I love the tutorial, and have to be greatfull, for all those of you "old" clayers, who are ready to share..

Jinnie
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Re: Lizard tail
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 11:03:13 AM »
This is true - a lot of the techniques I am seeing new clayers raving about are just re-workings of older techniques with a new name  :D

It's amazing just how much of this old clay info is still available online too.

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Re: Lizard tail
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 04:16:06 PM »
You can make them with a stack of different coloured slices as well - twist as before.

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Re: Lizard tail
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 07:02:30 PM »
Brilliant - thanks for the information 'girls' saves hours of searching.

I want to try this - but have a few other crafty swaps to catch up with first.  But I have bookmarked it so I won't lose it.