Simple Blending Technique

February 21, 2017

This blog is going to be a informative one where I will show you how to make a skinner blend. This way of blending the clay was founder by a lady called Judith Skinner...very clever invention if I might say so!! 😊 The special thing about this blend is that all the colours blend seamlessly into each other. This is one way of getting this effect.

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Shape the four colour of clay into tear drop shapes...ok, maybe carrots! !

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Put the clay next to each other...like in the picture. Then with your hands gently flatten.

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Put the flattened clay into the pasta machine on its thickest setting. You can do this with a rolling pin if you don't have a pasta machine. 

You can pick up one from a car boot sale, Aldi supermarket,  Argos or Ebay. They can be as little as £10.

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When it comes out of the machine it looks like this. 

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Fold it in half and put the folded edge into the pasta machine and roll flat again. Repeat this process roughly 10 times. 

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You can see here that the colours are starting to blend. Don't worry that the shape of the piece is changing, just keep on folding and flattening. 

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The colours will start to look like this. You can carry on blending until there are no hard lines at all. 

So there you have it...would look great as a sunset sky or the base of an autumn leaf pendant. 

 

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