[caption id="attachment_14996" align="alignright" width="300"]Marbleized bit of the scrap pressed into the Scupey molds were the first step. Marbleized bit of the scrap pressed into the Scupey molds were the first step.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14995" align="alignleft" width="300"]Click on this beast to enlarge it so you can follow the map. Click on this beast to enlarge it so you can follow the map.[/caption]

This is what happens when I have a nice little pile of pretty colored scraps left over from the New Color Tuesday mix (https://www.sculpey.com/wp/new-color-tuesday-down-the-rabbit-hole-again/).  I HAD to see how far I could go with these scraps (scraps to scraps, so to speak).   It was always, "but wait, what if..."

As the map shows, I innocently started with just marbleizing a few small pieces and pushing them into the Sculpey molds. Those were

[caption id="attachment_14997" align="alignright" width="300"]Why not mokume gane with the remaining pieces?  Why not mokume gane with the remaining pieces?[/caption]

pretty but what about mokume gane with all the bits, adding small sheets of the original colors?  Then it began in earnest.  I couldn't work fast enough, I was onto the next design before I had even baked anything.

 

[caption id="attachment_14998" align="alignleft" width="300"]Same Mokume, but textured.  The right one is textured and lightly stained with a warm brown, which shifted the color more green looking. Same Mokume, but textured. The right one is textured and lightly stained with a warm brown, which shifted the color more green looking.[/caption]

Next was "what about texture?  What about stains?"" Does the background color showing through the holes of the mokume make a difference?"

[caption id="attachment_14999" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Playing with different colored backgrounds showing through the mokume. Playing with different colored backgrounds showing through the mokume. I love the sheen on the center donut! That's the Premo! Accents Peacock bits.[/caption]

CM3-5CM3-5Finally, I was down to the very last of the scraps.  I ran them through the clay conditioning machine, thinking I could use it as background.  "Hmm, that is an interesting marble on that rough edge. How about a texture?  Strung on wire for a pendant?"  With the very last little bit of scrap, I chopped it up, with a little more Premo! Accents Bronze and pressed it into the molds.  I really like these!

One more piece that was in the oven and too big for the map anyway-a pendant with my organic bezels, I recreated the original pile of scraps:

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