Polymer Clay Canes for Beginners

27 videos, step by step, beginner cane workshop beginner Cane Tutorial What people are saying about this tutorial. jennifer rose 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.

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Correcting Pen and Ink Face

A Correction - pen and ink

After I posted my girl yesterday, I saw what I couldn’t see while I was working on her. Her jaw was way wrong. I had corrected it a bit while working on her, but not enough. It’s funny how you don’t really see something until you back away from it. In this case taking the photo and posting it, then looking at it later online made me see what I could before.

I think I was excited by how the coloring was coming out and the use of the canes in combo with the drawing and didn’t really want to look at the face.

So last night I operated and she looks a bit better.¬†Thanks for sticking we me through all this experimentation. For all those out there that say you can’t ¬†draw…..sure you can, you just have to look harder at what you’re putting on the canvas. We all know when something looks wrongand we can fix it.

Now to fix her nose……:)

P.S. I first was introduced to some of the colored pens I use by Kathleen Dustin. She is the master and a wonderful instructor. If you should ever have an opportunity to take a class with her, you should run, not walk to do it.

6 comments to Correcting Pen and Ink Face

  • Charline

    Hi, Alice – lovely as always (and what true artist is ever really satisfied with what they’ve done? We always look at it later and say “I should have…”).

    What pens do you use. I’m trying to get my daughter to do some of her graphic designs on PC and want her to use the best.


  • Alice

    Charline, I use pigma micron pens. Sometimes I’m happy with what I’ve done, but this time wasn’t one of them. But I can always see where I could have done better. I use other pens and technique that I show in my tutorial.

  • Bonnie

    Alice I LOVE the combo of canes with the drawings. This new direction you are taking is awesome cool!

  • Alice

    Bonnie…….hey, and thanks! I really, really am having a ball.

  • I’ve been enjoying the pen and ink tutorial! I did my first “practice piece” don’t have a picture of it yet…will show you that soon. I just did an ATC size rectangle of polymer and drew on that. I had a lot of fun using different types of pens and even added some inks to it that came out interesting. I think I will venture on to something like a pin or a bead. Thanks again and hope to see you some day.

  • Alice

    Hey Patrice,
    I’m glad you are having a good time with the Pen and Ink Tut. give me a call next time you’re going to be in town.

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