Taking the time to experiment this year has lead to all sorts of very cool discoveries.  Now I’m almost certain someone would have worked out this little tip already but here’s a great way for creating a striped veneer – but stripes with a difference!!

Take a bunch of scraps and chop roughly with your tissue blade.  I’ve kept mine in colours that I know will work together if they blend a little too much.  

Bunch all this up into a log shape compressing as you go to release any air pockets.

Now start twisting…..not you! the clay.

Once you’ve got some good twists happening, start to flatten the clay into a flat rectangular shape.

Keep shaping…

and keep shaping…

then run this through the pasta machine on the thickest setting.

Fold and roll through the machine again.  Don’t forget to check both sides of your clay after every roll through to see if there’s anything that you really love.  There you have it – a beautiful sheet of stripes to work with.
  

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Donna L Wood
Donna L Wood
2 years ago

Thank you easy peasy. But surprisingly most things we do are easy. Just steps in a process. You are so kind to share with us your own knowledge. For that I am grateful. Hope you are having a wondrous time!

amy wasserman
2 years ago

so fun and easy to do with leftovers!

charlotte morgan
charlotte morgan
2 years ago

You make it simple and instill a want to do it right now creativity surge! Thank you for sharing.

kathay
kathay
2 years ago

I left a comment but is erase. So here I go again. I love polymer clay, I am disabled it is my everything. Thank you for all your help in showing what you do.
your great Debbie.

Kathay

Sue Shrubb
Sue Shrubb
2 years ago

Thanks Deb – simple, beautiful and ‘easy to follow’ instructions!