Because of high demand for One-fire Flex White Satin, we are changing our release schedule and launching it right now. One-fire Flex White Satin Clay is now available on my online store.
As a reminder, White Satin is silver-color, high-fire clay, and fires in one phase only. It is strong, malleable, and does not contain any allergenic ingredients. It can be fired on its own and in combination with One-fire Copper, Dark Champagne Bronze, Low-shrinkage Steel XT and Pearl Grey Steel.
Here are some things I’ve done so far with One-fire White Satin Flex.
These earrings were made with an embossing folder. They are only 2 cards thick and survived aggressive hammering. Fired at 1680°F (brick) / 1730°F (muffle).
FYI, embossing folders work well with 6-cards thick flexible sheets!
This is an overlay of White Satin Flex on One-fire White Satin (not Flex, but could be). This was made with an embossing folder as well. The backing layer was blackened with gun patina. The piece was fired at 1680°F (brick) / 1730°F (muffle). This would work with a backing of Low-shrinkage Steel XT, Flex or not Flex.
This image of a sliced walnut was made with White Satin Flex, cut with the Silhouette machine, 4-cards thick. Fired at 1680°F (brick) / 1730°F (muffle).
And this walnut slice is textured, but not cut with the Silhouette machine.
White Satin Flex, made with an embossing folder, on top of One-fire Dark Champagne Bronze. Fired at 1750°F (brick) / 1800°F (muffle).
White Satin Flex, cut with the Silhouette machine, on top of One-fire Copper. Fired at 1750°F (brick) / 1800°F (muffle).
This one is all one solid layer which was not cut with the Silhouette machine, although the Silhouette machine “helped.” This technique is still being tested.
The following are experiments that I made with mixed metals. The first is just a funny shape, textured White Satin Flex, made with the experimental technique I mentioned above.
The second is a married metal piece, White Satin Flex and Copper Flex.
Because of the different shrinkage rates of White Satin and copper, some distortion occurred, but I was able to fix it with just a hammer. In the third piece I reversed the order, and placed the White Satin in the center.
This time some cracks occurred, since the White Satin shrank more and tried to stretch to the dimensions of the copper. However, repair was easy. This piece was cut with an embossing folder.
If you want to learn more about this married metal technique, you can read about it in my blog posting entitled “Married Metal – Free Project.” I will soon prepare a document showing what combinations of metal are possible and at what firing schedule.