Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Learning to make cane is difficult enough but when you aren't happy with the results...Easy Peasy Cane from Cane Tutorial

I've made enough cane right now with polymer clay that I can truthfully say, some of it is really bad!
So, here's what I do to make new cane from old cane. 
It's easy, and I often like the results far better than the original cane.

I pull out canes at random that I did not like or did not turn out well.

I cut this cane into segments to make it easier to work with in the new cane.

I begin to build my cane by using the segments pressed against each other.  This cane will be round.

Cane is almost ready.

I added a layer of black and reduced the new cane made from old cane.

And I like this much better!
Easy Peasy!
Now, show me what you do with your old canes.

1 comment:

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Good for you, Mallory... clay is never lost until you bake it (or toss it in the garbage... which I would NEVER do). The funkiest canes can turn into spectacular kaleidoscopes :)