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Welcome back for another great month of the Pavelka Project! This month we a doing a technique based project that uses a favorite technique of many, Mokume Gane.
At the request of many, I have been trying to keep my tutorials extremely basic to allow you a jumping off point. Please note that Lisa’s tutorials in her book are highly detailed and offer many variations. In addition, any of the technique based projects we do can be adapted to many different types of claying from jewelry making, sculpture, organic components and so many more. Lisa & I put this project together so that people could grow in their love of clay and maybe learn a few new things along the way. Yes, there are many artists in our group who have skills of a master clayer, there are also those who just picked up their first block of clay last month. Be patient. Be encouraging. And NEVER give up!
For the month of September, you must complete ONE project utilizing the technique “Mokume Gane.” To be entered to win a prize from Lisa, you must post your photo in the Facebook Group. If you are not a member yet, please join the group here.
Multiple variations of the Mokume Gane technique are presented in Lisa’s book. I also have an in-depth “64 Layer” Mokume Gane tutorial here on the website in addition to the one you will find below.
Coming up with project for scrap clay is one of my favorite things to do. Why? Because no matter what kind of clay creations you make, there is always scrap. Sure, you can wad it up and use it for bead cores, but what if you could salvage a big chunk of it? Enough to make several projects too? Sounds good to me.
First, let me tell you that there are two ways to do this. The first is to take all your Mokume Gane slices and place them on a background to wrap around the pen. That will work and if you want to do it that way, go ahead. However, here’s why I don’t:
For all those big reason (and a few others) I choose to place my Mokume Gane slices directly on the surface of my pen. By doing this I can not only maintain the integrity of the “cool parts,” but I can also control the thickness of the clay around the pen.
I have made many scrap clay tutorials and if this is something you are interested in, CLICK HERE. I have done several different polymer clay pen tutorials as well. Why? Because I’m addicted to polymer clay pens. CLICK HERE to see the polymer clay pen tutorials.
The Pavelka Project is done in conjunction with Lisa Pavelka. All tutorials are retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, sign up & join us, and get answers to the most common FAQS here.