Friday, September 28, 2007

mokume gane tutorial






1-choose your colors. I chose 6 but I more frequently go with only 4 colors. The colors I have chosen are inspired by craftymoose's photo from her recent trip to italy and for the creative challenge on etsy.
2-make sheets of equal size.
3-stack and run throught the pasta machine3-4 times so the layers are very thin.
4-stamp and texturize using cutters,stamps,one of my favorites a piece of plastic canvas.
5.take very thin slices off the top to expose colorful designs within the clay.
6- use the remaining sheet and also the shavings by placing them on another sheet of coordinating clay.
experiment using different colors and textures. I love this technique, Hope this helps and inspires you to try this if you have not already!!

7 comments:

Block Party Press said...

Great tutorial. I love the pattern the plastic grid made! Thanks for sharing. This will be a great tutorial for the November challenge!

Smokeylady60 said...

Very interesting Paper. Great pictures to go with it.

RG Creations said...

Thanks for posting this tutorial! Great colors and technique!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Paper, this is a wonderful tutorial. I have always wondered how this beautiful effect was achieved--with your excellent directions, I am inspired to try it!

papernclay said...

the best part is eveytime you do it it's so different. It's brand new all over again!!!I want to see your pictures!!!

Attack of the Vintage said...

this is so cool, thanks for sharing your process and great photos!

Ruth Tarragano said...

Thank you for sharing!
I love mokumegane and am happy for every new tutorial about it!...

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