Monday, August 31, 2009

Another smile...

Hi All,

I finally did some caning a couple of weeks ago - wanted to try caning with a skinner blend. A Happy Face was an easy choice.

Rolled the skinner blend into a plug and then added the eyes and the mouth. Here are the results. The cane changes colour as you cut through it.

Lessons learned is that make the end colours wider than your middle colours, because you lose the ends to the reduction process (at least I do). I had some nice green and yellow on the ends but I lost a lot of that and ended up with more pink cane than I wanted.

I also should have reduced the faces more before making the rectangular cane with them. They're about 3/8 inches tall. Reducing the rectangular cane is more difficult to keep the faces even.

But the cane is suitable for Bottles of Hope. Here's one.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awww, this is cute. You can't help smiling looking at this one!

Lea White