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Cane Sorage, Cutting and Reduction~

STORAGE



To keep your canes clean and dust free, roll them up in a plastic sheet. you can store them upright--easier to see the designs and pick which canes you need for a project--, or horizontal -- although it gets to be quite a challenge to rummage through the canes to find the one you need, especially if you have a lot, it's a definite space saver. Store canes in a sturdy container so they dont get accidentally mooshed.

Like unused clay blocks, you should also store your canes in a cool place where it won't be exposed to heat.


CUTTING

If you just made your cane, it's best to let it rest before making cuts, especially if you used soft clays like premo or klayola. if you're using kato or fimo it's ok to go ahead and cut. allowing the clay to rest gives it a chance to stiffen up resulting in crisper lines and a consistent shape.

If you're making a cut from an "old" cane- meaning it's been resting for at least 2 days-, warm it between your palms. you ma…

i'm back!

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health-wise, 2010 didn't look so good for me. i've gotten sick with the flu twice already and in between spent 4 boring, headache-y, and often nauseous- days in bed (or on the couch ^_^) because of severe anemia. but still i managed to finish orders and a 2-night student and faculty concert at the CCP, so the year's not looking too glum :)
                                                         And now i am back .. with a vengeance! i've accumulated a number of new sparkly and colorful materials to use in my dragon pieces . i'm also thinking of adding a few more (mythical?) animals to the mix... but i won't say anything more, don't wanna spoil the surprise y'know :)
-- here's to another year filled with creative adventures! :D