strum in style!
striped guitar pick
-Kato Polyclay: Red, Orange, Yellow, White and Black
-Scalpel or craft knife
-Medium grit sanding block
-Guitar pick, teardrop shaped cutter or teardrop shaped Template by artist Cara Jane (www.carajane.co.uk)
- Suitable workspace for polymer clay; i.e., large tile, glass cutting board, marble slab
CREATE A SIMPLE SLAB
1. Condition 1/2 a package of Red, Orange, Yellow, White, and Black.
2. Using your pasta machine, stack your conditioned sheets to create a simple slab as follows:
Red – thick
Black – thin
Orange – medium
White – thin
Yellow – medium-thin
Cut the slab in half, then press the yellow sides together
Cut the pressed slab in half as shown
Press a thin sheet of white next to the red side of one half
Press the other half to the white clay
Cut a 3mm thick slice
Roll the 3mm slice through the thickest setting of the pasta machine – stripes are perpendicular to the rollers. Reset the machine to the next thinner setting – roll through. Repeat this until you have reached the desired thickness
Press thinned slice to ceramic tile. Place *template on clay and cut the shape with a scalpel.Cure at 300 – 315°f
**You can substitute the template by tracing a guitar pick or using a suitable tear-dropped cutter.
+cover your work with an aluminum foil "tent" or wax paper to stabilize colors.