How to Make a Skinner Blend Bullseye Cane
Posted on June 3, 2014 in Polymer Clay by Katie
Polymer Clay Tutorial
Learn How to Make a Skinner Bullseye Cane
One of the most basic skills in working with polymer clay is learning how to make a Skinner Blend. Once you know how to make a Skinner Blend, there are infinite possibilities of what you can do and accomplish with that blend. Today’s mini-tutorial will show you how to make a Skinner Blend and change it into a Skinner Blend Log or Plug.
- Use 2 or more colors of your choice and make a Skinner Blend
- Here I am using the teardrop method of making Skinner Blends because my end canes are going to be tiny micro-canes. The total amount of clay in the picture at the top left is less than one ounce.
- NOTE: If you are new to doing this, I suggest trying it with a larger amount of clay to save frustration.
- Run your triangles (or teardrops) through the pasta machine on a medium setting.
- The middle picture here shown has been run through the pasta machine approximately 7 times.
- Keep running your blend through the pasta machine until your blend is even and the colors merge & combine seamlessly. (About 25-30 times).
- Now use the fan-fold technique to make a Skinner Blend Stack.
- Choose ONE end of this stack and run through your pasta machine at a thick setting.
- Continue to repeat this step placing clay in the same direction as the first time, but with each pass make the thickness of your blend smaller.
- Once your clay is in a nice super-long strip, roll it up beginning with the color you want on the inside.
- Wah-La! There you have it. A Skinner blend bullseye cane!
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