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?[/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.[/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. I love the sheen on the center donut! That's the Premo! Accents Peacock bits.[/caption]
Finally, 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: