> I've got a cane that's ended up a semi-circle, and I'm wary
> of trying to reduce it now. I made a rainbow, and wrapped it,
> and realized that I wanted to leave it in its half-circle shape.
> But how do I reduce this rascal? It's too large to slice for
> covering beads at this point. Are there directions posted at
> one of the sites? I don't see any so far. :o}
I recall one fimo artist (cane specialist) a few years ago reducing a
variety of shapes, including fish-shaped. The tricks are to evenly apply
pressure around the surface *after* pinching the middle, more stroking
along the length of the cane and doing all of this quickly and confidently
(kind of "zen-ning").
Of course, the basic rules still apply in that all the clay in the cane
should be well conditioned and consistent in stiffness and temperature.
Hope this helps,