Thursday, April 2, 2009

Play Day

I needed an afternoon to play around with a new tool, this was my first experiment with it. The technique is called anticlastic raising, which means to form a sheet into an object that has two curves at right angles to each other as well as going in opposite directions. In visual terms, saddle-like.

Hmmmmm, I think I will need more than just one afternoon to play with this... I'm thinking bracelets but not with straight edges... OH MAN! It just hit me! How about more ruffles? I wonder what would happen if I did some of that ruffley action on an edge that flairs out then do a bit of anticlastisism (ha! I just made that word up!) on the entire thing.... Arg Trapped at home without my new tool! Help me.


Maggie Bergman said...

Did you buy a sinusidal stake Vicki??? Where did you get it? Was it expensive? I want one too!!!

ami said...

omg it sounds a bit like anatomy!

Can't wait to see what comes of all this.

Vicki said...

Not expensive at all, it's made from a maple plank.