Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Crazy Daisy Striped Cane

 

 

I was fiddling with stripes and patchwork and decided to add stripes into some of my flowers. Here is a quickie tutorial for creating a striped cane.

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Take any blend for your petal – for this one, I used a pale coral to a dark coral with a stripe of white within. It was a bit of an experiment that went sideways. :)

Slice the cane into parts from the top down.

Select a contrasting color for your stripes and outer wrap.

Lay each piece of the sliced cane down on the contrast and cut the piece to fit, so you have a filler between each slice of the cane.  I set the thickness on my contrast sheet fairly thin since you want to create thin stripes for your finished cane after you reduce it down.

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After you have put the cane back together and firmed it up, cut  diagonally from the other stripes to add your checker board. Repeat the step where you lay the slices on the contrasting clay.

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After you have all the slices back together, add a thin wrap around the petal with the remaining contrasting clay.

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I rolled this out 12 inches and cut the petals into two inch segments for a six petal flower.

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I reassembled the cane with a spiral white and matching contrasting center.

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Here is an example of my cane in a teal blue flower.

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Have fun!

Julie and Blu

Tutorial property of Blue Morning Expressions ©2013 jcleveland

4 comments:

Karen Veni said...

Cool! I like the look of it. Thanks for posting.

Meow Opre said...

Lovely Polymer Clay creations. So talented :)

KatsAllThat Artisan Jewelry said...

This is so great Julie. Your beads are always so bright and colorful and I often wondered how you did it. A real treat to see this.

CraftsofthePast said...

Julie, you can really raise canes ( a silly pun based on the old saying about 'raising Cain' when you make trouble. Great idea. I like geometrics in cane designs. Anna