- Premo! Polymer Clay in scrap colors of your choice
- I used pearl, red pearl scrap, & copper scrap
- Your Fingers!
- X-acto Knife
- Needle Tool
- Knitting Needles
- Hot Fix Flat Backed Crystals
- Bake & Bond
- Various Mica Powders
- Blending Chalks
- 20-22 gauge wire to make a bail (optional)
- Baby Wipes
- Polymer Clay Oven
- Hand Scrub for when your done
The Week of Polymer Clay Flowers
Did you know that you can make two petals canes using one Skinner Blend? It’s actually one of my favorite ways to use up scraps and make something gorgeous.Continue reading Reversible Petal Cane Technique
Polymer Clay Tutorial
How to Make a Skinner Blend 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 Bullseye Cane or even a log/plug. This tutorial will walk you through some of the basic steps and show you exactly how that is done.
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
Holy Week Excitement
As many of my readers know, I am not a full-time artist. I am an ordained American Baptist Minister. This means that some weeks (like last week) are very busy for me with church and church activities. Last week was Holy Week and I was crazy busy! However, I did manage to squeeze in about 6 hours of work in my studio last week. Working in my polymer clay studio always seems to just melt all the stress away, and last Friday was no different.Continue reading WIP Wednesday: A Short Week
Leaf Cane & Rose Cane
This tutorial was first published as “Skinner Blend Flowers” by Valerie Creations.
Spring Flower Tutorial: Make a Delicate Spring Flower from Polymer Clay http://t.co/XRXuLCY5Wb One tutorial, many colors, lots of flowers.
— Kater’s Acres (@katersacres) March 18, 2014
Use polymer clay to make these cute rainbow pens with graphic cuteness!
Making polymer clay rainbow pens are a fun afternoon project. I love making pens to give as gifts or to make as fillers on my table at shows and events. ENJOY!Continue reading Rainbow Pen Tutorial – Using Skinner Blend, Canes, & Cut-Outs
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.
So far you’ve seen Parts 1 & 2 of this Poinsettia Flower Pin, without further ado, I present to you the 3rd part of this great seasonal favorite.Continue reading Polymer Clay Tutorial: Caned Poinsettia Flower Pin – Part 3
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.Continue reading Skinner Blend Leaf Cane Tutorial – Poinsettia Part 2
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.