Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Sgraffito for the Terminally Impatient
Here is what I did
1. Take a couple of stripes or white polymer clay on the thickest setting. Stack them and add a thin stripe of black. The white clay is a number one setting on my Atlas machine. The black is number 6.
2. Double the white but not the black. You can see how thin the black is?
3. Roll the stack through the pasta machine. First on 1 and then on 3. I think that the next time I will increase the stack more gradually, adding the white in a few steps.
4. This is just to give you an idea of the proportion on black to white.
I carved the pattern on samples below with a tool I made from a 1/8 inch strip aluminum cut from a beer can. The strip was folded over into a loop and fit into an x acto blade holder. This is a great carving tool. When I get time I will give more details.
The sample pieces are unfinished. Just a first try to give you the idea.
Try it out. Have fun. First challenge of 2015 done.
Posted by joan tayler at 6:03 PM