Adding texture to canework makes all the difference! Here I’ve added fabric texture. First I reduced the canes even smaller than I wanted them to be because I knew that the pattern would spread out as I flattened it more. I placed sliced of the canes side by side and slightly pressed them together. Sometimes I run the sheet through the pasta machine. Of course the pasta machine distorts the pattern, so I run it through once, switch to a thinner setting, rotate the sheet 90 degrees, and then run it through again. I press the sheet against fabric. Sometimes, if I’m really brave I run the clay and the fabric through the pasta machine together. It might be good to put a little corn starch on the fabric first because the clay might stick. You know what else works really well? Sheets of canvas. I use a pad of painting canvas sheets that I bought at the art store.
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