Why yes, it has been a very long time since I did a 52 Weeks of Canes post, hasn’t it? First I should probably take a minute to tell you why. If you have followed my art for any length of time, you already know that the majority of my work is sculptural in nature. This being said, we spent all of last month making rose canes for the 52 Weekly Cane Projects. Here’s the problem, I will never use that many roses … and I’m stingy with my clay. This being said, I made 1 cane for the group in the past 4 weeks because I just didn’t need them. My ultimate goal in joining this team was that I overcome my fear of caning. Which, I can honestly & proudly say, I am not longer afraid and I venture to try any cane (that I have a tutorial for that is). Continue reading 52 Weeks of Canes: Polymer Clay Cane Tutorial – Static Cane
Leaf Cane & Rose Cane
Extruded Polymer Clay Leaf Cane
Week 12: Leaf Canes Continued
This month we have been exploring leaf canes & all the different kinds of leaves that you can make with clay. With all the colors of clay on the market, the infinite possibilities with color mixing, you could make hundreds of different combinations of colored leaves and never repeat the same color scheme twice.Continue reading 52 Weeks of Canes: Leaf Cane
Polymer Clay Leaf Canes
There are literally hundreds of different tutorials and variations on leaf canes on the internet. You can find even more precision polymer clay leaf cane tutorials sold by professional artists on Etsy. Leaf canes is something that I make and use a lot …
Week 10: Feather Cane
Take a walk on the Wild Wide with this Animal Print Tiger Cane
The tutorial that I used to make my cane is found here by Ronit Golan, a polymer clay caning master.
- Premo! Polymer Clay in 3 or 5 different colors of your choice to represent the colors of a tiger
- PolyClay Blade or Exacto Knife
- Scrap Clay (Optional)
Tiger Cane Instructions:
- Condition each of your colors of polymer clay
- Make a basic Skinner Blend using the colors of clays you have chosen.
- Roll your blend into a long log.
- Squish your block to a manageable size, keeping your color scheme of dark to light colors.
- Shape the log into a square.
- Using a blade, make slices in the clay where you want your stripes to be.
- Reduce your cane. (See tip below)
- Cut into 4 equal pieces.
- Arrange to form a “striped” pattern like on a tiger.
- When you are trying to reduce your cane, using scrap clay on the ends helps to cut down on the amount of distortion and clay that you will waste.
Thanks for joining me today. Sculpt Your Dreams!
A Trip To the Zoo with a Zebra Cane Tutorial
Today’s zebra cane tutorial is a different kind of tutorial for me to offer you. Instead of explicit written directions, I am offering just the photo instructions. If you like this kind of tutorial, please COMMENT below & leave your feedback.
Week 5: Stroppel Cane
Week 5 has come & gone and once again, we had two great tutorials to make & try. I have only been doing one of the two tutorials a week due to my time restrictions. But this week was one of my favorite canes, the Stroppel Cane. The second cane for this week was Ronit Golan’s Scrap Cane which I did not do because I used my scrap for Scrappy Heart Pins, Pens, & more. Continue reading 52 Weekly Canes Update: Stroppel Cane
Millefiori Basketweave Cane
52 Weeks of Canes
I’m really enjoying the process of learning to make canes. In fact, where I used to be scared of anything that wasn’t a leaf cane or flower petal cane, I can now say that I thoroughly enjoy making my canes! Much of that is thanks to this year long project team that has continued to push me to make a new cane every week. Continue reading 52 Weeks of Canes: Basket Weave Cane by KatersAcres
Polymer Clay Zipper Cane Tutorial
This week for the 52 Weekly Cane Projects group, our challenge was to create a zipper cane. Here’s my mini-tutorial for this cane.
Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane Tutorial
This week for the 52 Weeks of Canes, one of our projects was the pixelated retro cane. This pixelated retro cane tutorial originated from Bettina Welker. I in no way, shape, or form came up with this design idea on my own. This being said, please see Bettina’s highly detailed tutorial here.Continue reading Mini-Tutorial Pixelated Retro Cane Bettina Welker Style
52 Weekly Polymer Clay Cane Projects:
As often as I can, I will chronicle my journey through the 52 weekly cane polymer clay cane projects by sharing the tutorial that we were to learn from, what I created, & if it’s different a tutorial link or tutorial of my own for you to try.
52 Weeks of Canes
Year Long Millefiori Tutorials Group
52 Weeks of Canes? Yep, that’s right. Yesterday I wrote about my 2014 goals for my polymer clay, one of which was to excel at my caning. I do better when lots of people are doing the same thing, like a virtual online class. Rian Sanderse is hosting a year long project of making & building polymer clay canes through a FaceBook group. Continue reading 52 Weeks of Canes – Polymer Clay Millefiori Group