Sunday, August 14, 2011

Black and White Canes #2 Atomic age influence part 3, Giveaway, and updates

Happy Saturday Sunday. I would have got this up on saturday, but I spent most of the day on the couch being a whiny waawaa. I got the cold. So I didn't get to go hang out with my friend Jodi and have so much fun making crazy stuff and staying up all hours of the night :-( So much for leaving town.

Since Madi has been on the planet I have gotten more colds than I have had in my entire life time.
It is a good thing I really like her ;-D

I am having a giveaway on Mary's Graces blog or I am the one giving the blog giveaway item this week. I am a member of the Mary's Graces Team on Etsy and it is a wonderful group of artists I am so proud to be a part of. Do not comment here, comment over there. Come join us!

And now on with the show...

You can find these Atomic age beauties on Etsy.
Set of 8, now that is really amazing. And the price... even more amazing.
Maplewood Bungalow on Etsy, great vintage finds

Continued from Part 1:

and Part 2:

You will need:
2 blocks of Opaque White Cernit
1 block of Black Cernit
Porcelain White Cernit big block
Clay machine
Clay Slicing blade

Links lead to my husband's store
Thank you for looking or buying, we appreciate it very much. It helps us eat and pay the bills.

Mix the small blocks of Opaque white with equal amounts of the porcelain white.
Then mix the black block with an equal amount of the porcelain white. It will look slightly lighter, but bakes up a beautiful black color.

1. This is your 6 1/2". ;-D

2. Sliver off some of the clay from the lines if they have white over them from reducing the cane. Do not take off a lot.
Make sure lines are showing on this side of the cane.

3. Cut cane in half.

4. Here is what it should look like.
Anything close to this, you have done a good job, pat your self on the back. Pretend I did it.

5. Place on the sheet of black clay rolled out on the 5th thickest setting. Fan lines down.

6. (really about step 40 something) Trim away the black so you have a sheet of black the same size and your cane block.

7. There you go, now place the sheet on top of the other half of cane you have mirroring the top cane with the cut edges on the same end.

8. Press together gently. You could if you wished reduce this cane down here and make an awesome border out of this, can you see it?

9. Roll out a coil of white that is over 2 1/2" long and about 1/2" in diameter.

10. Place the white coil on the black sheet that is rolled out on the 5th thickest setting.
Trim the sheet so it is the same width as the coil is long.

11. Roll up in black sheet.
Roll over the edge of the beginning of the sheet over the other side of the sheet to make a mark. Roll back away from the mark.

12. Here you can see the mark I made with the edge of the clay.

13. Place the edge of the blade on the inside of the line mark you made or closest to the cane.
Tilt the blade towards the cane. Cut at this angle.

14. Roll up and press the edges together.
Smooth gently.

15. Roll the coil down and extend the length.
Roll down to about 1/4" in diameter.

16. It will look like this.

17. Cut 4 pieces the length of your cane block.

Continued in part 4...


  1. Oh, Marie, I hope you are feeling better already! Having a cold can be so debilitating!! Love those plates - they remind me of glasses we had growing up... Take care of yourself and get well soon!! Love, Silke

  2. Thank you for the short tutorial. I'm going to try my hand at canning one of these days. I love polymer clays, but have never tried the canning thing.

    As for colds, how I recall when my children began school. I had never been so sick in my entire life! I stayed home with my 3, so when it came for the first one to start school, not only was he building up his immunities, but the rest of us were too!! LOL Sadly, my little grandies live 640 miles away, so I'm not exposed to anything till I visit, then I hold my breath and pray I don't catch anything!! LOL

    Have a wonderful week and take care....and if you want to be a whiny waa-waa, it's ok, you've earned it!!


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