Wednesday, September 16, 2009

EASY LEAF CANE
1. make a big sheet of skinner blend from GREEN, YELLOW and WHITE. Rolled it into a bull's eye with the Green inside and white outside.
                                    
2. Wrapped it up with a thin sheet of Brown clay. You can use Black if you like. My jelly roll is about 1/2" Dia. x 10" long.
3. Flatten it between your fingers, then pressed it down with the brayer, trying to keep it the width at the same size till it is thin enough to pass through the pasta machine at the thickest setting.
4. Roll it through the pasta machine. You will get a long thin noodle like sheet. Cut in in half or in a manageable size.
5. Cut the noodle into 3" strips, then cut them lengthwise in the middle.
6. Now cut a piece of thin sheet from a brown clay about 1/2"x 3". This will be the stem.
7. Squeezed one end to make a point.
8. Squeezed the open end of the leaf sections, the one that show green clay, leave the other end round as it is.
9. Lay the vein section and one leaf section together, like so.

10. Stack up the other leaf section, overlap each other a little bit.
11. Now be patient and lay the rest of the leaf sections on the other side, try to match them as best as you can.
12. Squeezed the canes lightly but try to retain the shape of the leaf. Reduced as needed. Easy, isn't it.
From the same technique, I will show you how to make cute flower cane with it. Please come back in a couple of days.
What do you think?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial on the leaf cane! Excellent lesson and very well layed out!! Thank you :)

DIDI said...

Ĩudovito...

mino said...

this looks great :)