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4 Color Mini Mokume Gane

by Kellie Prather Robinson

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  • 4 Different Colors of Polymer Clay (2 Light Colors, 2 Dark Colors)
  • Pasta Machine
  • Tissue Blade
  • Shade Tex Texture Sheet
  • Misting Bottle of Water
Step 1: Roll out all 4 colors of clay on the thickest setting of the pasta machine. Stack one of your light colored clays and one of your dark colored clays and run them through the pasta machine on the thickest setting.
Step 2: Stack the other light colored clay on top of the left over dark colored clay and run them through the pasta machine, again on the thickest setting.
Step 3: Place the first stack on top of the second stack so the the layers go light, dark, light, dark. You will have 4 layers of clay in this sheet. Run this combined stack through the pasta machine on the thickest setting.
Step 4: Cut the combined sheet in half, and then stack the two halves. You will now have 8 layers of clay in this stack. Run this stack through the pasta machine on the thickest setting.
Step 5: Cut the sheet in half again, and stack. You now have 16 layers of clay in the sheet. Run through pasta machine on the thickest setting.
Step 6: Mist your texture sheet with water, and put your layered sheet of clay on it.
Step 7: Run the texture sheet and clay through the pasta machine on the thickest setting. Let the textured clay rest for a while before moving on to the next step.
Step 8: Using a very sharp tissue blade, begin to slice off the raised bumps from the textured sheet of clay. Slightly curving your blade helps, and you can brush off those pesky little pieces of clay from the sheet with your fingertip. Don't slice too deeply!!
Step 9: Once you have sliced off all the bumps, you can run the sheet through your pasta machine to smooth it. This sheet of mokume gane can now be used for a variety of projects. After creating and baking your item, sanding with wet/dry sandpaper will bring out even more layers of color in the mokume gane.
Example: Here is a Cabochon made from the 4 Color Mini Mokume Gane.
©2002-Kellie Prather Robinson

Thank you, Kellie! You can Email Kellie at or visit her Website at

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