Bamboo?

Decorating By NYCGiGi Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 8:22pm by NYCGiGi

NYCGiGi Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:04am
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Hi everyone,

Does anybody have a tutorial (besides the one I will list below) on how to make bamboo? I found this one on YouTube, but the quality of the movie is quite poor:




Thanks in advance!

Jessica

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wendyv123 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:41pm
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hey I can help (for the first time), got a great link for you :

http://www.bsguk.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13448&highlight=bamboo

txnonnie Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by wendyv123

hey I can help (for the first time), got a great link for you :

http://www.bsguk.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13448&highlight=bamboo




This website does not come up for me.

I have seen molds to make this.

wendyv123 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:13pm
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NYCGiGi Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 7:01pm
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Wendy - I still can't get it to come up and I even registered. ??? Would you mind uploading? I am so anxious to see these instructions now. icon_smile.gif

NYCGiGi Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 8:22pm
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Oh, my account wasn't activated yet, so I couldn't search properly. I found it and thought I would post it on here for everyone else. I got these off the website www.bsguk.org



You will seldom cut bamboo and find all the joints equal, so that is what I tried to copy.

All you need is wire(white/green- gauge22 or 24), a tweezer, cornstarch (for me, possibly Trex for you)and some light green paste. Remember as bamboo ages, it turns yellow/creamish so you can do it in that colour also.

Take a piece about the size of a 5 cent, then roll it into a sausage.

Insert the wire and roll until it's about 6-8 inches in length.

Leave it on a flat surface, using the tweezer pinch a line(joint) around. It's really easy.

I figure the joints, 1-1 1/2 inches apart is a good average.

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