Last week I showed you how I mix my colors. Now I will show you how I take several colors and gradually blend them into one another like a rainbow.
I first make sheets of each clay color with my pasta machine so they all come out the exact same thickness. I cut them so the colors match up at an angle. This is so the red and blue will each blend into the white. I then take my clay and run it through my pasta machine so it comes out as a solid piece.
I take that sheet of clay and fold it in half, keeping the lines all going the same direction, and then I put the fold sheet of clay through the pasta machine again.
I do this many times -- fold in half and run through the pasta machine until the colors start to run together and create a gradual blend. Here is the sheet that is blended. But I want to stretch the colors out more so I fold the sheet in half but this time the opposite direction.
I then run that clay again through my pasta machine so it comes out in a long strip.
Next time I will show you how I turned this blended piece of clay into these flowers: