>: Ok, I give up, this is the 2nd time the *Skinner blend* has been
>: mentioned. What IS the *Skinner blend?* I can usually figure things
>: as I do do a lot of reading both on-line and off-line, but this time
>: stumped. Please help.
After following Sherry's directions (which are very good by the
way) you can then turn the pasta machine to a #6 or 7 and turn your clay
piece so that you can run it through on the side. In other words, put it
through with the begining of one color and run it all the way through
the second color. What this does is make one long, long thin piece of
graduated colors. Then, starting with either color (depending on which
one you want in the center of a jelly roll cane) carefully roll it up
tightly. You can now slice off pieces which will show up the color
graduation beautifully. Because the piece you roll up is so thin and the
graduation of color so gradual, you can really see it.
If you want, after you roll out the piece on the thin pasta
machine settin, lay pieces of gold, silver or copper foil on it before
rolling. Roll the piece up and slice for a beautiful effect.
It's hard to write directions for this so if you are confused,
maybe I can e-mail you some line drawings if you need them. Dotty in CA