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What people are saying about this tutorial.
Just finished this first workshop on how to make canes, and I must say I learned so much. This is exactly what I have been looking for, someone who could explain cane making in a step by step that process that I could replicate. I watched the videos, went into my studio and began to create all of the canes Alice showed. I finally have results I can be proud of, and I say thank you so much for doing this workshop. My only question now is when do we get more workshops. If you are only going to take one online class let it be this workshop. Thank you Alice for your hard work, and your dedication to helping others learn the joys of polymer clay.
Arlene Harrison from Harrison Hollow Designs has tagged me to list “Six Silly Things That Make Me Happy”. Thank you Arlene. I have so many things that make me smile, laugh and enjoy my life. But I’m not so sure how silly they are, I take happiness pretty seriously! Seriously I do!
1. Waiting for the fruit on my mango tree to ripen
2. Playing with clay
3. Working on my blogs
4. Watching it rain after months of drought
5. Having people visit my blog, watch a video, and leave a comment
6. Getting up in the morning to make coffee and looking out my kitchen window at the most glorious little lake
I was mixing colors yesterday and as I was storing them, I realized that there might be another couple of tips that I could pass on. Many of you already use part or all of the storage ideas that I’ll show you, but I know how much they have helped me be more productive and wanted to share. Let me know what you think, leave a comment. Tell me what you do to store your clay.
I do want to add my name to those who are grateful to Judith Skinner for sharing her brilliant blending method. What would we do without it?
I tried everything, from plastic bags to shoe boxes, but nothing ever worked as well as what I’m using now to store my canes. I still am guilty of not cleaning up my work space as often as I should, but I’m soooo much neater than I used to be because of my storage system. I hope you can use what I’ve learned.
I made this crazy woman pin with slices of one of my face canes and pieces of my Skinner Blend canes and scrap canes. See the Video in the last post to see how I use even the scraps of my skinner blends to make canes.
I made two sets of canes for the video. I only used one set in the video, but I’m showing both here. I used some of each group to complete my lady pin.
Here’s my video showing how I use even the scraps of every skinner blend I make. This may not be anything new to those of you who are experienced clayers, but if it helps anyone figure out how to make canes instead of scrap clay, then I’ll be happy.
I’ve already used some of the canes on some projects and I’ll show those in the next post.
Oh, and a correction to the video. I called an old jelly roll cane that I used, a bulls eye cane. It really is a jelly roll.
I promised you a video showing how I use every last bit of my skinner blends to make canes. I made the video this week-end and uploaded it. Once it was uploaded, I got a message saying it was too long and couldn’t be excepted. Okay, I have to cut it some or making it two parts. Guess I’ll make it in two parts.
It has been raining every afternoon here, thank goodness, but I shut down and unplug my computer when it is thundering and lightning. we have lost our phones a couple of times and I can’t afford to lose my MAC. So…it looks like rain again today. I hope to have it up soon. Stay tuned…
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