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Fig. 5  STEP 4:  Flatten each of the remaining five pieces (remember? you set the largest, lightest-colored piece aside!) of the mixed colors into even sheets using the pasta machine.  Each sheet needs to be very thin, if you can roll it through on setting five or six, all the better!  TIP: roll the clay on setting four, sandwich the clay sheet between two sheets of waxed DELI wrap (NOT waxed paper, it will stick!) and roll through the pasta machine on setting five, then six.  Peel the paper off the clay. Trim all the sheets to make rectangles of identical size.


Fig. 6  STEP 5:  Very carefully align the darkest-colored sheet of clay to edges the leafing, and gently lay the sheet of clay onto the leafing.  This sheet will be the bottom of the Mokume "stack".  Repeat each layer, sandwiching the gold leafing between each sheet of clay...(clay-leaf, clay-leaf, clay-leaf, etc.)  End with the lightest sheet of clay on top.  DO NOT add a sheet of leafing to the top of the clay.  The end result should be clay on top, clay on bottom, with leafing in-between all layers.
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Fig. 8  STEP 6:  Form different-sized colored and transparent balls of clay left over from trimming, and from steps one and two.  Press these firmly into the bottom, darkest-colored slab of the stack of clay.  What you want to achieve here is a miniature topographic landscape...hills, valleys, small mountains, etc.

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