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From: lets5Kato1/1/15 8:22 PM 
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 71041.1 

Hiya!

How would you go about putting a seamless pattern (PC fabric sheet) onto a pen tube?

 

Thanks!

 
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From: StarGazer (STARGAZERCA) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/1/15 8:52 PM 
To: lets5Kato  (2 of 5) 
 71041.2 in reply to 71041.1 

There are a number of different ways to do this...   which you choose probably depends on the pattern...  if using clay applied to clay, you could leave part of the sheet near the seam empty of clay slices and then add them after you wrap the clay around the pen barrel and smooth the seam.  that way the clay slices cover the seam...   or, decorate with cane slices after wrapping the clay on the pen tube...   etc.

 
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From: lets5Kato1/1/15 9:00 PM 
To: StarGazer (STARGAZERCA) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 5) 
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Thanks for the reply Stargazer!. I was thinking about intricate patterns like these.

 

 
From: StarGazer (STARGAZERCA) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/1/15 9:27 PM 
To: lets5Kato  (4 of 5) 
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for those intricate patterns, I would choose the "overlay cane slices" method to cover the seam...

instead of cutting a straight line for the seam, you could cut a wavy line around the bigger flowers and cover the seam with a fresh applique of smaller flowers.

I would probably decorate after applying the base clay to the tube, then I know for sure that all seams are covered... just roll the tube on a flat worksurface to get the added decorative slices smooth... and be sure to cut them very thin to avoid as much distortion as possible... maybe do some practice tubes first to see what works easiest for you... btw, those are very, very purty!!

 
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From: lets5Kato1/1/15 9:31 PM 
To: StarGazer (STARGAZERCA) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 5) 
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Thank you again. I am very appreciative of your quick reply and informative advice. I will give it a try!

 

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