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More Mica Shift Experiments

Woo – I think I’ve already started to improve my mica-shifty skills, after a couple of days of exploring the technique a bit further (click into the photos to see them in more detail):

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Some of the patterns are a bit indistinct, but  they are definitely getting better! Since making these pieces I have gleaned a few hints and tips from the Flickr group called “Mica Shift”, and in particular their discussion topic of “Tips and triks…pls add yours…”, so I intend to try again later.

Combination of Mica Shift and Mokume Gane

Over the last couple of weeks I have made a few attempts at using Mica Shift techniques, but they have all gone a bit wrong. (Or a lot wrong.) But today I remembered that I went to one of Dan Cormier’s “Mokume Dan-eh” classes a few years ago, and that I still had my peeler tool. So I have gone from being extremely frustrated with my experiments to being mildly satisfied that they are now moving in the right direction.

I used one of Lisa Pavelka’s texture sheets, pressed down on a layered stack of thin sheets of colour (with a gold layer on the top of them):

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