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.

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Click on this beast to enlarge it so you can follow the map.

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/create/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

Why not mokume gane with the remaining pieces?

Why not mokume gane with the remaining pieces?

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.

 

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.

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

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.

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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