Sunday, November 14, 2010
Finally Broke in my Extruder
There is something I've been wanting to try for a while - a technique that gives a crackly appearence.
It's explained in this tutorial (in French):
http://paroledepate.canalblog.com/archives/lecons_en_images/p110-0.html It's about 2/3 of the way down the page with the title "ça craque".
Now, I took French in high school and college. And I have to say I don't remember any of it. Somewhere, some place there is an English translation. And of course I didn't bookmark it. The pictures tell most of the story anyway. The one thing I think I remember from the English translation is something about alternating conditioned and un-conditioned clay.
My beads didn't come out as crackly as her's did. I used Premo for these. My second round, I didn't condition at all and still not as crackly. I'm wondering what kind of polymer clay she is using? I don't think I could ever get un-conditioned Kato through my extruder. I'm wondering about trying Fimo with this technique.
I don't have any Fimo, so I guess I'll have to go shopping! Yes, and the new Hobby Lobby opens tomorrow! I could do a Kennewick craft store crawl (like a pub crawl, but no beer till I get home) - Joannes, Craft Warehouse, Michaels, Hobby Lobby. (Hubby's at work, he will never know - I just don't let him see my blog)
Here is more of her work - again, all in French, but a picture is work a 1000 words: http://domicreative.canalblog.com/
Here is the link for the website where I found the tutorial:
And one more cool French polymer clay blog: