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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Cane Mapping Mosaics With a Little Bling

mosaic bling

These fish with their own bling are a part of a WIP, but I wanted to share them with you today because I am excited about how they look.

It’s one of those slap myself on the forehead moments…ever since I attended a class with Kathleen Dustin, I’ve had every color of  Gilding Material, gold leaf, variegated blue leaf, red variegated and silver too. This class was years ago maybe 2005, can’t remember. Anyway I made a few thing using the techniques I learned in her class and then move to other things.

This metal leaf has just been patiently waiting for me to remember it. Today, 6? years later I incorporated it in these cane mapped mosaic fish. You can learn the basic mosaic technique by signing up for my newsletter in the upper right hand side of this page.

I’ve been framing some of the other fish that I’ve done for my classes and I wanted to create a large piece that contains several  fish and other subjects. So I’m not finished yet, this has exploded me into a whole different group of ideas.  Like I need anymore to add to the ones I haven’t gotten to yet. But maybe I’ll add some of these to the front of the list.

It’s so great to be able to share what I’m doing each day. I know there is someone out there checking in once in awhile, thanks……….

10 comments to Cane Mapping Mosaics With a Little Bling

  • Susan

    They’re gorgeous! The most fun I had when working with polymer clay was when I learned how to use gold/silver leaf and alcohol inks from one of Donna Kato’s books. It was so much fun I couldn’t stop!!!

  • Thanks Susan, I just loooove experimenting. I bet you had a great time yourself, love Donna Kato’s work. PC is a perfect medium for whatever new thing we can think of. Glad someone thought of the pc and metal leaf combo.
    Thanks for saying hello.

  • Oh my, I just love these fish, Alice! You have perfect timing as I am doing a tin swap and want to add some fish to the tin tops and you have given me some more ideas. Thank you so much for such lovely inspirations – the fish are awesome!
    hugs, luny

  • Alice

    luny, I saw in the Citi group that you guys were doing the tin swap. These would be perfect, just have to make them smaller. Or any fish with a bit of leaf would be awsome. Glad you like them, thanks for telling me.:)

  • Dawna Sharp

    Love these Alice. They are wonderful. Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • Dawna, hey! Thanks so much, for letting know you like them.

  • Pat Livesay

    They are fantastic Alice. And I know exactly what you mean about so many ideas floating around in your head. And the reason is there are so many techniques out there with Polymer and we want to try them all. It is mind boggling to me. Can’t wait to see you on the 25th.

  • Alice

    Hey Pat, that’s it exactly, it’s not like some mediums where there is just one thing you can do with it, there are a million and one with pc. I’m trying very hard to focus..har har

    I can’t wait to see you either, It’s going to be great fun. I’m going to email you. want to know what time you’re coming. thanks!

  • Pat Livesay

    I would like to take you up on staying with you if that is still possible. I think I would come the night before and probably leave after the class.

  • Alice

    I was counting on it. It’s the least I could do to pay you back for the fabulous time I had in Jax at Lisa’s house taking Barbara’s class. Wish Lisa could come too. See ya then.

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