Mokume Gane is a traditional Japanese method for laminating various colors of metals together and manipulated them to create patterns that resemble wood patterns. Polymer clay lends itself perfectly to creating patterns from layers of oven-bake clay, manipulating them and removing slices.
Layers of clay are manipulated with rubber stamps, texture sheets, needle tools, balls of clay strategically placed under the stack and found objects. Gold, silver or copper leaf may be added between the layers of clay for some very interesting results.
How to create sheets of Mokume gane using a Super Slicer and various poking tools:
Roll out several sheets of clay; thickness of the sheets may vary
Stack the sheets of clay, gold, silver or copper leaf may be included, compress the stack of clay sheets using your hands or an acrylic roller
Using the Super Slicer Wavy Blade and various poking tools distress the stack of clay all the way to the very bottom
Compress the stack of clay back together
Using the flexible blade of the Super Slicer carefully cut across the stack parallel to the table
The slices vary as you keep cutting the slices off the original piece
Use these patterned slices to create jewelry or to cover home décor items
The stack of clay may be distressed using Texture Makers or rubber stamps. Inclusion may include glitter, leaf and alcohol inks.