Montarsi on PCDaily

Jan Montarsi gives us a fine example of undercutting a veneered shape technique that Ron Lehocky showed last week. Instead of a heart outline, Jan uses a shield shape for his Carnivorous lapel pin.

The edges slope gently because he’s angled the craft knife to remove excess underneath. (Watch Ron Lehocky here if you need a refresher. See step 2 at 2:40 and 3:56.)

Of course Jan’s way with metallics makes the shape even more dramatic and with this before-and-after sanding picture, he demonstrates how that extra step adds richness and depth.

Long ago Jan shared his methods of tinting metallic clays with alcohol inks to achieve clear, warm colors. You can still find his tutorial here. See more examples on Flickr, Pinterest and Facebook.

  • reply yvonne ,

    Just a huge THANKYOU for this daily dose of creativity,talent & color………..

    • reply jan montarsi ,

      Thank You Cynthia!!! I can see myself taking Ron Lehocky’s under cutting video in lots of directions and Shapes . The shape of the pin reminded of the carnivorous pitcher plant.

      • reply Sherri Kellberg ,

        Beautiful work Jan! Congrats!

        • reply Lynda Moseley ,

          Bravo, Jan! You are the master of metallics, my friend! So happy to see your stunning work on PCD.

          • reply Ann Davis ,

            Oh wow, that’s so nice!! Beautiful work:)) clever cutting:))

            • reply Melanie J Pierce ,

              Happy to see you work featured on PCD today Jan! I have been working on this technique with Holly leaves and berries going on my third day today! As I took photos of your demo at the Cave I was unable to take notes, so it’s a bit of a challenge. Beautiful piece!

              • reply Priscilla Lane ,

                I love that two of my favorite, talented and generous-hearted polymer-guys have been featured on PCD within a few days of each other.

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