Category: Info: Process and Making

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Evolution of a Design

Don’t be afraid to modify and refine your design to get a result you enjoy. Follow along with my design process as I created items for a recent swap.

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Kaleidoscope canes are made by arranging repeating subunits of a cane part.

What is a Polymer Clay Cane?

A polymer clay cane is a log of polymer clay that’s made with a design that runs the entire length of the log. Slices from the cane will reveal a design and all slices from the cane will have identical designs.

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When making a skinner blend, it will gradually expand to fill the width of your pasta machine if you're not careful.

Skinner Blend Tips

Graduated color blend sheets are invaluable when working with polymer clay. Get better results and solve common problems by using these skinner blend tips.

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Learn to reduce square canes by using square rods. Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Reducing Square Canes

Do you have difficulty reducing square canes without distortion? Learn about using square rods as a guide for neatly reducing square polymer clay canes.

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