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Here it is a little step-by-step for the season, to realize a flower growing in our gardens in this period: the lily flower. Soon on my blog the printable version and the pearls realized with this cane.
First, make a skinner blend from light green to white, passing by beige. The pasta machine thickness is n.1.
Cut the skinner blend into two: one piece will be the central axis of the petal. Pass the other half in the pasta machine thickness n. 3, and then cut in two parts.
Then you cut this second half into strips of the same size but different in colour and thickness. Stack all in a symmetric way.
Balance the edges and bend the two extremities, adding two small colour logs (here beige on the upper side, pale green the bottom side)
Reduce the cane: here you have some nice striped petals. Put around this striped log a thin sheet of dark green.
Make a marble log recovered with thin black clay.
Superpose to it a sheet of pale green (T1) between two sheets of dark green (T6) to model the stems of the stamen and of the pistil.
Make a log of pale green recovered by dark green. Make a groove within it with a plastic card (as a Visa) and join the stem. Recover it with a light colour (as beige).
Cut 6 petals of the same size, cut one of tem in the middle as the step before, in order to insert a brown log (the head of the stamen) and the pistil.
Make two dents in the two lateral petals, in order to insert two stamens. Compose the definitive flower filling the centre with some green clay (better if a skinner blend). Try to give a nice shape to the petals.
Make a stripe quite thin (T6) with some white clay and out it around the flower. Start with filling the space between two petals with a small triangle log of translucid clay, then continue with bigger logs.
Reduce the cane in several sizes and think about preserve the ends which are wasted: they can be of great use to compose an interesting base for a cane.
Think about diversify the colours : all is possible !
It’s your turn to play!
Have a nice time in creating!
Translated by Maria: firstname.lastname@example.org
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