In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of creating a ripple blade cane with polymer clay, foil, paints, and pigment powders.
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- Polymer clay/pasta machine
- Acrylic roller
- Premo Clay 8 Ounces-Translucent
- Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay 2 Ounces-Silver
- Pearl and metallic acrylic paints
- Silver leaf
- Sculpey Super Slicer
- Kemper Klay Kutters Circle Set
- Jewelry setting of your choice
- Bead Baking Rack
- Kato Liquid Polyclay
- Pearl Ex powders
The Polymer Clay Artist’s Guide: A Directory of Mixes, Colors, Textures, Faux Finishes, and Surface Effectscontains a wealth of information about polymer clay techniques. I adapted one of the techniques found here to create the following cane, although mine doesn’t look as crisp as the one in the book.
I then stacked them, alternating silver and translucent clay.
Here’s what the settings looked like before baking.
The bead with the liquid clay coating is on the far right here. It ended up a little lumpy and duller in color than the others. I like the idea of sealing them this way, but I’m not sure how you keep the liquid clay from running.
Here are the settings after baking.