Color Changing Flower Doodle Cane Tutorial

Posted on March 25, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Flower Doodle Cane Tutorial

Polymer Clay Millefiori Tutorial: Doodle Color Changing Flower Cane by KatersAcres | Get the tutorial & sign up for FREE tutorials

Get Ready for Spring with this Color Changing Millefiori Cane

Materials:

Flower Doodle Cane Tutorial

Step 1: Create the Main Flower Components

  1. Polymer Clay Millefiori Tutorial: Doodle Color Changing Flower Cane by KatersAcres | Get the tutorial & sign up for FREE tutorialsChoose your flower cutter.
  2. Choose a round cutter larger than your flower cutter.
  3. Pick 5 colors of Premo! clay.
  4. Roll them out on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
  5. Cut out 2 rounds of each color.
  6. Stack the like colors together to make 5 stacks.
  7. Place a flower cutter in the middle of the rounds and cut through.
  8. Gently remove the edges of the rounds, be very careful not to pinch them.
  9. Use a smaller flower cutter and cut out the center of each flower.
  10. Replace the centers of the flowers with a different colored center.

Step 2: Make the Doodles!

  1. Polymer Clay Millefiori Tutorial: Doodle Color Changing Flower Cane by KatersAcres | Get the tutorial & sign up for FREE tutorialsGently squeeze the flowers and seal them back up to remove the air pockets and space in the flower.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT: Use a dotting tool to mark the flower where the cuts need to meet. If you miss this step, your parts may not line up & your flowers will be askew.
  3. Now place the same flower cutter over the flower, angled at a different plane than the previous cut.
  4. Cut the flower out and remove from the original flower.
  5. Take an accent color of your choice and make a ribbon & outline your star.
  6. Make a single cut through the remaining flower to help you reinsert the smaller flower.
  7. Line up your “dots” and wrap the large flower around the matching portion of your smaller flower.
  8. Pick another color of edging that you previously  cut off and add it back to your flower.
  9. Repeat these steps for all the remaining rounds.

Step 3: Finishing the Doodle Cane

  1. Polymer Clay Millefiori Tutorial: Doodle Color Changing Flower Cane by KatersAcres | Get the tutorial & sign up for FREE tutorialsFinish all of your rounds the same as you did the first one explained above.
  2. When all of your rounds are finished, gently squeeze them to remove the air, but be careful not to altar their shape.
  3. Now take all of your rounds and stack them on top of each other, you choose the order you would like them to be in.
  4. Optional: Cut 2 rounds of scrap clay, place them on the top & bottom to help reduce distortion.
  5. Reduce the cane in a standard  manner.
  6. When you are content with the size of the cane, cut off the ends of the cane & add them back into your scrap pile.
  7. Now cut the cane.
  8. Each & every slice will be a little bit different.

HINT: DO NOT let this cane rest before reducing. The colors will blend & combine better if you do not let it rest.

HINT 2: If you do let your cane rest, you will be using Meg Newberg’s technique of getting 4-5 canes from one reduction as the colors will not combine.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

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2 Comments for this entry
maria brita
April 4, 2014
16:05

I am interested in making mickey mouse n houses out of polymer clay. Also figures like fairies people sect. Do you offer tutorials on any of these ideas I have.
Thank you
Maria

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Katie
April 4, 2014
21:51

Hi Maria,

I am sorry, but I do not write tutorials for copyrighted characters. As far as the other things that you have asked, I have a tutorial directory where you can see all the tutorials that I have written. https://katersacres.com/tutorials-directory/

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