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|Review Index Blends: We had a discussion about "shading" with polymer clay. Shading is done by doing a blend. An overview of the use of blends. How to do blends by hand, Jelly Roll Blend with sheet/stripes or snakes/dots, inverting a blend for the "natasha banana" effect, Tiger and Leopard and Oh My!|
Shading equals blends with polymer clay.
There are possible elements in a cane: snakes, sheets, and blends.
Snakes for dots
Sheets for lines
Blends for sharing or gradation of color.
With those three elements you can make just about anything in the 2D surface of a cane.
Here are some links:
That page has links to blend experiments from my first three years of hosting this group.
colors are blended loose, not all the way, you can get some interesting
loose blend is what I use for eyeball cane:
that jelly roll blend and insert black for tiger stripes:
Or you can take that jelly roll blend and bury snakes in it to get spots on a shaded background, like with this stargazer lily.
let's take that jelly roll blend and turn it inside out:
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