Welcome back! This tutorial is part 2 for the caned poinsettia project. You can find part one here.
There are lots of different ways to make a leaf cane, I can think of 4 different ways off the top of my head. I made this leaf cane the way shown in this worksheet because I wanted the gradient side portions. Most of the details are an exact copy of the way you completed your petal canes for the first part of your tutorial.
First, there is no right or wrong way to make this cane. I make it differently than some people, and I know that some people will make it differently than me. That’s okay. Once you can get the Skinner Blend mastered, it’s all a matter of using your sculpting skills to gently “persuade” the clay to do what YOU want it to do.
The following tutorial is PART 1 in making a caned Poinsettia petals & leaves.
I have hosted Meg on my blog many times, why? Because not only is she a truly wonderful person inside and out, but I admire greatly her creativity and ingenuity when it comes to creating caned designs. Today I am offering a review of Meg’s “Cane Builder” monthly eZine subscription.
This week I am featuring one of my favorite artists and online friend, Meg Newberg. Meg has joined us here on the blog several times. Her ingenuity and love of polymer clay canes are truly magnificent! She will be joining us 3 times this week to share her love of clay & polymer clay millefiori canes. Today she’s sharing a polymer clay cane tutorial just in time for Christmas.
There are literally hundreds of versions of this cane that exist online. This is my super simple, quick and easy version! These leaves can be made & used to accompany many different handmade designs of your choice. Continue reading Polymer Clay Leaf Cane Tutorial
There’s something I really admire about other polymer clay artists: canes. Why? Because I can do simple canes, but complex canes that take time, perfection, & patience … they are just NOT for me! So when I make friends in the polymer clay community, I like to tell the world about it. Though I have never personally metMeg Newberg, I can say that she is a wonderful young woman with a heart of gold. One of the things I greatly admire about her and her talent (not to mention those gorgeous canes) is how she makes even the most complex canes, simple.Continue reading Meg Newberg and Her Awesome Canes
Don’t you just love winter? I know that I do. Winter is my second favorite season, second only to fall. Living in NW Pennsylvania near Lake Erie, we get a LOT of snow every year. We live in the snow-belt region of the country and I love it! Yesterday I was delighted to showcase the art and talent of Meg Newberg. Meg does a lot of awesome things with clay, but her best are made with millefiori canes. Today she’s going to show us her snowflake cane and where you can purchase the tutorial to make it yourself as well.
Polymer Clay Tutorial of a Snowflake Millefiori Cane by Meg NewBerg ow.ly/fa7f3 Visit the blog to see this awesome cane today!
One of the hardest things to do is to cut a cane in an even, thin slice, without any drag. When I first began working with polymer clay millefiori canes, both raw & baked, I had the hardest time cutting them in thin, even slices. One side would always be thicker than the other or I’d adjust my blade halfway through the slice and create very unpleasant “drag marks” on the sliced piece of cane. After several years, I got smart and solved my problem…
It’s not easy to cut a millefiori cane with accuracy and precision every time. Trust me, I know. But there are a few things that you can do to make your millefiori cane cutting adventures a little easier.