Mokume Gane Scrap Clay Tutorial
Do you have old pieces of mokume gane scrap sitting in your workshop? If so this, quick tutorial will show you a cute way to salvage these scraps and it doesn’t even matter if they are dried and cracking. It just adds to the distressed look.
I used a some leftover mokume gane pieces from a sheet I created using parsley inclusions in translucent clay teamed with browns. Very earthy!
Step 1: Gather your supplies. For this project I used a scrap mokume gane sheet, a sheet of coordinating clay, a heart cutter, a crochet hook for shaping, plastic wrap and pearl powder applied with a paint brush. Step 2: Stack the mokume gane sheet over the coordinating sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Find a nice pattern and use the cutter to cut through the whole stack. The plastic wrap will give the piece a nice beveled edge. Step 3: Use the crochet hook or other small rounded tool to carve out lines along the mokume gane pattern. Step 4: Brush on the pearl powder. Do any additional shaping and texturing before baking. I like to use a stiff flat chalk brush to add a stippling texture for a really rustic feel.