Tonight when I got home from work, I was psyched to see a box sitting on my bed from Hobby Lobby (free shipping last week, plus 30% off all resin bezels!). Included was a package of gold leaf, which I have been dying to try out.
The first thing I thought of was a mokume gane-ish cane that I saw last week on the internet which can be found here that involves mixing 4 pieces of transluscent clay with varying size pieces of another color to make 4 shades of a color, then layering them all with pieces of gold leaf between each sheet.
So here are the baked pieces, I will probably resin them later tonight so they can dry tomorrow. The shades of clay did NOT look all that different when I was layering them, but they did actually come out where you can tell them apart in the final product. The cane in the tutorial that I linked to came out so much nicer than mine! I think it’s because I absolutely hate, and suck, at sanding. The resin will bring out all the details in the pieces, it acts like a magnifying glass I have found. So can’t wait to see them after the resin!
And here is the final product…well, I haven’t drilled the hole in it yet but I like them alot!