Thursday, April 1, 2010

Polymer Clay Combining Canes #4

This time I combined canes in shades of orange and brown.. when I arranged the canes I didn't care for the yellow/green/orange striped canes so I didn't use them in this grouping.

Click on the photos for a closer look.
I like the look the checkerboard cane adds to the new canes and tiles.

This is a photo of the tiles I made before baking
and this is after baking. They did darken a bit, but not to bad, sanding and buffing always helps bring out the color and gives a finished look.

TIP: I have trouble getting a clean even cut when I slice diagonally. When I was reducing the cane with my acrylic rods it occurred to me that I could use them as a guide...I gave it a try and it worked. Just make sure the clay is firmed adhered to both rods.


  1. That's a great idea, BJ! Thanks.


  2. the second pictures of the canes reminds me of Romeo and Juliet.

  3. I just love seeing how you combine you canes for a new look. I especially like the canes in the second picture, the ones Sarah wrote remind her of Romeo and Juliet. I agree! (or a Mardi Gras mask with the fox being the eye openings) this a Rorschach PC-blot test?

  4. You are welcome Melissa. Hope it helps.

    That's because you are a romantic Sarah.

    Thank you Anita. LOL it is a Rorschach test... just ask my daughter, I'm always asking her what she sees... (we never see the same thing!)