Polymer Clay Cane Pattern Compositions for Beginners

A course by Kristin Vaughn , Polymer Clay Artist

Polymer Clay Artist. Cedar Rapids, United States.
Joined June 2022

Use polymer clay to create cohesive tubes filled with intricate patterns and colors that you can use to decorate different objects

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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Use polymer clay to create cohesive tubes filled with intricate patterns and colors that you can use to decorate different objects

A course by Kristin Vaughn

Polymer clay canes are rolled tubes with a pattern running down the middle, which can be sliced to make all kinds of accessories. Kristin Vaughn, polymer clay artist and founder of Hillside Studio, specializes in handcrafting unique and colorful pieces using this method. She shares her creations with more than 207K followers on Instagram and has seen her work featured on platforms like Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, and MyModernMet.

In this online course, learn the fundamentals of polymer clay cane composition. Kristin teaches you how to craft cohesive tubes filled with intricate patterns and colors, as well as how to shape them into a range of decorative objects. Explore your creativity and transform simple designs into elaborate works of art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 13 downloads

Tools and Materials
5 minutes, 8 seconds
Planning the Cane Composition
8 minutes, 19 seconds
The Basics of Cane Building 1
18 minutes, 56 seconds
The Basics of Cane Building 2
7 minutes, 0 seconds
Leaf and Vine Canes 1
19 minutes, 42 seconds
Leaf and Vine Canes 2
13 minutes, 20 seconds
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  • 2909 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 37m)
  • 13 additional resources (3 files)
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Make a patterned polymer clay cane with floral motifs that you can turn into a decorative object or accessory.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in learning how to work with polymer clay canes to make unique pieces with custom patterns and designs.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required.

In terms of materials, you need polymer clay in a range of colors, an acrylic clay roller, a craft knife, and a tissue blade.


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Kristin Vaughn

A course by Kristin Vaughn

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Polymer Clay Artist

Kristin Vaughn is a self-taught polymer clay artist based in Iowa, USA. She loved arts and crafts growing up, but slowly lost touch as she began her professional career. In need of an artistic outlet, she rekindled her passion for clay and discovered the creative possibilities of canes. She later decided to transform her jewelry-making hobby into a business and set up Hillside Studio.

In 2021, Kristin left her corporate job and has since been fully devoted to her studio, handcrafting original pieces to sell online and in her boutique store. She’s passionate about teaching others this art form and shares her creations with more than 207K followers on Instagram. Her work has also been featured on media platforms like Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, and MyModernMet.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Started with Polymer Clay Canes

    • Tools and Materials
    • Planning the Cane Composition
    • The Basics of Cane Building 1
    • The Basics of Cane Building 2
  • U3

    Creating a Floral Patterned Cane

    • Leaf and Vine Canes 1
    • Leaf and Vine Canes 2
    • Flower Canes 1
    • Flower Canes 2
    • Butterfly Cane 1
    • Butterfly Cane 2
    • Finalizing the Patterned Clay Cane
  • U4

    Uses for the Finished Cane

    • Making a Slab
    • Uses for the Patterned Slab
    • Caring for Finished and Unfinished Clay
  • FP

    Final project

    • Polymer Clay Cane Pattern Compositions for Beginners

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Polymer Clay Cane Pattern Compositions for Beginners. Craft course by Kristin Vaughn

Polymer Clay Cane Pattern Compositions for Beginners

A course by Kristin Vaughn
Polymer Clay Artist. Cedar Rapids, United States.
Joined June 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (51)
  • 2909 students