Mokume Gane is one of those techniques that always scared me. I’m not 100% sure why. Perhaps it looks too… complex? Or perhaps the idea that it’s hit or miss. You make the mokume gane stack and you’re stuck with it, there’s no ‘fixing it’ like with a sculpture.
And so I studied mokume gane in great detail, learning the ins and outs of how this technique works. And still I held off, till now. I finally challenged myself to stop ‘researching’ and just do it. I recorded the entire process and explain it step by step in the tutorial video below.
The first half of the video teaches you how to create the mokume gane technique using rainbow colored polymer clay. The second half of the video teaches you how to cover a clay pen using the mokume gane shavings.
Tools and supplies listed below the video
(Click to watch this video on YouTube. For transcript click the closed captions CC icon at the bottom right of the video)
Tools and supplies to follow along:
- Rainbow sculpting tools – click for my tutorial
- Premo Sculpey or other polymer clay
- Rolling pin or Pasta machine to condition your clay and create your sheets
- Super Slicer blade to cut your mokume gane
- Saran Wrap to protect your clay while stored/refrigerated
- Bic Round Stic Pens (Personally recommended for use with clay)
- Pliers to remove ink
- Kemper Klay Kutters or other cutters to impress on the clay
Questions on this video/technique?
Let me know by leaving a comment below
My question to you:
Other than clay covered pens, what do you do with your mokume gane?