For this next project I'm using a 6 in. tall sundae glass. I start by covering the entire surface with a dark brown clay.
Next I combine colors for these two blends - one for flower petals and the other for the leaves.
Making the petal cane - I cut the blend in fourths, flatten each fourth slightly and then arrange them side by side forming a squarish cane.
Next I cut the cane in half and put the two pieces side by side, doubling the number of stripes. I roll the cane, rounding the sides, and reduce it.
Here I'm assembling the leaf cane. First I reduce the cane into six equal portions, reduce each again and then place them side by side, pressing them together.
Next I cut it in half and add the center vein.
And now, to make the tree. First the glass is covered partially in a dark green. This green will serve as a base for the leaves.
Here the extruder is packed with a stack of dark green and brown. Once extruded, these pieces are curled slightly and pressed into place forming the trunk…
See Part 2 of this project here.