I’m getting near the end of this 31 day (better said 31 tutorials) journey. I was really terrible as to time management so I have to find a way to think better my schedule, my days and to procrastinate less. I have to sit and write down my priorities, the things I want to achieve and to plan everything better. I must carry this quotation from Victor Hugo in my head:
“He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.”
I am planning a special post for my 31st tutorial and I hope to manage to make a special necklace for the occasion (I am still working on it).
And now, let me tell you more about today’s project: I had some left scrap clay (the petal logs from the previous projects) and I wanted to use them – I liked the color combinations a lot. Then I also liked the variation of the Natasha technique (putting logs together, twisting everything a little bit and cutting open to see the result – never knowing what to expect which is excellent because you have to learn to trust the outcome sometimes).
Materials and tools used: scrap clay (petal logs made with yellow, orange, green, black polymer clay and the center log for the previous cane – made with red and black polymer clay), blue polymer clay, yellow and orange polymer clay, violet polymer clay, red polymer clay, a pasta machine, a roller, a blade, a toothpick, varnish. The purpose of this project is to show you a way in which you can use previous canes or logs prepared for other canes.
I took the logs left from the previous project and I also rolled two more logs (the blue and the violet) to add more color to the final result.
I put them together and pressed them well.
I wrapped the resulting log in a sheet of scrap clay left from the previous project (yellow and orange).
Then I twisted the log 5 times.
And compressed it.
I flattened it into a rectangular block (using the roller).
I cut it in the middle and opened it.
I cut once more the sides in two.
I put the 4 pieces together and joined them.
I cut a thin slice and applied it on a sheet of black polymer clay. I cut another slice and put it next to the first one.
I pressed them down with the roller.
I am using a butterfly printed image to cut the butterfly shape.
I textured the wings using a toothpick.
I cut another slice and put in on a thicker sheet of black polymer clay.
I cut the shape and then placed a screw eye pin.
I baked the pieces according to the manufacturer’s specification (in this case Fimo Professional and Soft Fimo) and after cooling down I varnished the earrings and the pendant with Triple Thick Varnish.
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Have a marvelous day!