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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Exploration – A polymer Clay Painting

Explorations - Alice Stroppel

Explorations – Alice Stroppel

This is the second large wall art piece made of polymer clay. It’s 9″ x 20″. About half the size of the first picture, Wall Flowers. It’s totally random pops of color that has already been speaking differently to each person. I began working on it with this view as the way it should be hung.

Explorations - Alice Stroppel

Explorations – Alice Stroppel

But when I posted it on Facebook yesterday, people started telling me they thought it should be hung a different way.

Explorations - Alice Stroppel

Explorations – Alice Stroppel

Nikolina Otrzan , Orson’s World, said she saw it hanging like below, and I quote, “because those “eyes” look to me like Pink panther in distress. Nik, you’re so funny.

Yvette Macy wants to sing, “We all live in a yellow submarine.”

Explorations - Alice Stroppel

Explorations – Alice Stroppel

Maybe I should take a vote. voice your opinion, leave a comment. I think it will be interesting to see what ya’ll think and what you see. I’ll tell you what I think in a couple of days.

In the end, my son Jason will decide because this one is going to him.

20 comments to Exploration – A polymer Clay Painting

  • Amy Hoover

    HI. I’m the one that posted to hang it on a swivel so you could change it around.. but if it must be permanent on your wall.. my choice would be either of the two vertical positions. on the 2nd vertical…the funny eyes seem to be looking out of a tunnel. I Love that. yeah.. now that I’m “studying” them.. I prefer the last one. But.. that’s only MY opinion.. for what it’s worth. I also think you should make greeting cards out this and your other one.. All of the painters in the gallery make cards so people that can’t afford the thousand dollars of originals.. can at least get a copy. Do you know any painters that have the means to make cards?? THAT would be AWESOME!!! just a thought!
    I love your new direction!! It looks like SO much FUN!!!!

  • looks good from any angle.. so what i do is put multiple hangers on the back so the owner can hang the way they see top to be, or just change the viewing angle from time to time and feel like they have a new piece!! beautiful piece Alice!

  • Definitely the first one! IMHO


  • Susan

    I love the first one!!!That is the way I would hang it….

  • Laurel Martel

    The fourth one pleases my aesthetic eye….the balance of color and form seems to fit. Reminds me of Peter Max….from the sixties and seventies….!

  • Laquita

    Love the first one for hanging !

  • Second one. I like the balance and repeat of the circles. I also am drawn to the “dark leading up to light” values of the second one. Really a stunning piece.

  • Alice

    Amy, I have card from one of my other small wall pieces and I was thinking about doing these these last two as well. Thanks so much

  • Alice

    I think I’m leaning towards the solution….thanks for taking the time Marie, wish I had time to visit this year…I’ll miss my annual Marie fix!

  • Alice

    I think I agree Cynthia, I’m also thinking of trying Marie’s suggestion and put a hanger on each side. Thanks for taking the time so stop by.

  • Alice

    Thanks Susan, I think so too, glad you stopped by

  • Alice

    Wow Laurel, Peter Max, okay!! Thanks so much for taking a minute to comment

  • Alice

    Laquita, so happy to hear from you. Hope your having a great summer. Thanks xo

  • Alice

    Marlene, thank you, I owe Judith Skinner so much. So glad to hear your thoughts about it.

  • beautiful, alice! i vote for number 1!

  • Alice

    Hi Dor, thanks for your vote! Love that you stopped by.

  • Christine

    I like the last position, I see a heart valve, cookie monster, and an army of snails moving along the sea floor…if I look any longer I will get lost and come up with lots of crazy things (and my secret will be out). This is like looking at puffy clouds, the more you look the more you see!

  • Alice

    Now that is THE most descriptive comment yet. Love that you see a cookie monster. Especially since I didn’t have the first sweet thing to eat in the house this weekend. ***

  • Elizabeth Drake

    When I look at the position you posted first, I immediately saw a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade. LOL

  • Alice

    Now that’s fun Elizabeth!!

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