Sunday, April 4, 2010

Variation on the Extruded Swirl Cane Tutorial

I've been working on some color and extruder variations since I shared the last tutorial with you.  I used a three color combination this time -- A thin sheet of black (#4 setting on the pasta machine) and a layer each of Turquoise and my own color mix of copper (both #2 thickness on the past machine).    I also experimented with a couple more dies.  It was my first time using the large square die from a set I recently purchased and the pattern came out almost the same as the small square except it was actually easier to extrude.


Here are a few pieces I created with my new canes ready to bake.


7 comments:

dragonfly said...

wow :O
love it! love it!
brilliant but I must confess that I prefere black and white cane

Sandy said...

Wonderful - the teardrop is a great way of doing the flower canes that I hate so much.

Pretty, pretty!

Where did you get the large square disc?

coltpixy said...

I love it! I like it even more with the colors.

2 Good Claymates said...

I like how the different colors came out as well - it was fun to experiment with them.

Sandy, the large square die came from a second set that you buy for the Makins extruder. Shades of Clay sells it. I was in Michaels the other day and they had one set on clear-out for real cheap so couldn't resist.

surfingcat said...

They look great. I am going to have to give it a go. So what's next?

Dana Jones said...

Carolyn, I love the cane in the teardrop form. I will have to give this a try if i have the teardrop. It makes a beautiful flower. You are the so talented...
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modelanne said...

Un grand merci pour votre tuto gratuit. Inutile de dire que je vais rapidement essayer car ça me semble tellement simple, il fallait y penser.
Bravo amicalement