|"Reverse Carving" -- shavings on raw polymer, then cured|
After playing with the new carving tools for a while, I noticed that the shavings from layered sheets were very cool-looking; sort of the reverse image of the original carved sheet. On a whim I saved them in a little box, thinking I might use them. So today--studio play day!--I took them out for a spin. Here's my first sheet, a micro-mosaic made from the shavings of the carved blue-on-orange Skinner blend sheet from a couple weeks ago. I put the shavings on the raw polymer, burnished them down securely, and cured the sheet. It seems quite solid, so the next step will be to saw out some shapes and file them, just as I did with the original carved sheet.