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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Larger Stroppel Cane – Polymer Clay

Stroppel cane larger

After reading what everyone else was doing with the Stroppel cane, using up old canes and not just scraps on their work tables, I decided that I needed to dig around in my really old canes and see what I had. Tons! I have Tons of old canes, most of them made from Sculpey III that I won’t ever use for anything else and some of them really pretty bad.  So experimenting was it.

I also have a desire to do wall art with polymer clay, I made this cane that has layers as wide as 1/4″ to 1/2″. I sliced it and added what I call my dot, dot, dot cane and am now ready to attach them to the canvas shown below. I just can’t decide what to do with the background, the canvas or which way to place the pieces. I’ve already baked them.

Large Stroppel Cane wall art I like the contrast of the black against the white so I might just paint the canvas white. I think I have to look at it for awhile. Maybe they would look better like this……

Large Stroppel Cane wall artJust me having fun again. Thank to all of you for your ideas for the Stroppel Cane.

8 comments to Larger Stroppel Cane – Polymer Clay

  • Jadegirl

    What fun! I really like the second one. I have been trying to get to the clay but ‘important’ things keep interfering. I did make some canes yesterday. My husband chuckled when he asked if I was making canes so I would have scraps for more Stroppel canes! Well,of course!

  • Alice, you are officially VIRAL! Wow–have you seen what’s out there with your invention?!

  • Alice

    Jadegirl!!!! there you are. How funny, I think you aren’t alone, I’ve been hearing of others that have been creating just to de-create. Uh maybe that’s not a word. lol. Hope you’re having fun!

  • Alice

    eeek Viral! I always thought that word shouldn’t be used like that. lol But I’m happy that everyone likes the using the cane. I haven’t gotten much work done today because of all the sites I’ve been visiting. There are some wonderful pieces being made and I’m very proud.

  • See…THIS is exactly what I LOVE about the Poly Clay artist community! I’ve been watching the many PC websites and blogs since your gracious sharing of the technique, and I’ve been blown away by just how fast it as circled the planet!

    The spirit of generosity of clay artists like you have allowed those of us who love to “play” with clay to learn new methods of expression, not to mention opportunities to economize with our supplies – there’s some absolutely stunning pieces that are showing up from all over! THANK YOU for all you’ve done – be proud of your contribution!!

  • Alice

    Hi Cheryl and thank you. It’s been so rewarding to see how everyone has embraced this technique. All I can think about is all those old canes and wonky cane slices that are now set free to live again….lol. And it includes mine. Everyone else gave ME the idea about using the old canes. When I started making these canes, it was just to clean up my workspace. Didn’t think about those canes I have hidden away from daylight…….. The ugly stepsisters :)
    Thanks for taking the time to say such nice things.

  • Tina - CreatedWithFire Studios

    I really like the second one also, I love “painting” with clay on canvas and this is just another great additive I can use to my art.

    Thank you again Alice !
    Take care

  • Alice

    I am in awe of some of the amazing things that are done with clay on canvas. Going to be sharing some of that soon.

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