Letter F Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane

 

This step-by-step tutorial is part of a series of articles on making letter canes with polymer clay. This is for the letter “F” alphabet cane. (Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes so far, or here if you want to start from “A”)

 


Step-by-step instructions: Letter “F” polymer clay alphabet cane

You will need:

Step 0: Condition the clay

Step 1: Slice off about a third of the white clay, and put it aside for now (in order to work with the larger white piece first).

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane
Cut off a third and save for later

Step 2: Using the larger piece of white clay, roll it into a cylinder with a diameter of approximately 2.5cm, and approx. 3cm tall.

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - white cylinder
Roll into a cylinder

Step 3: Roll the black clay into a sheet approximately 1.5mm thick (usually the middle setting of the pasta machine)

Letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - roll out a black sheet of clay
Black sheet of clay

Step 4: Slice off approximately one quarter of the white cylinder, starting from the left side. (Save the piece for later):

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - cut off a quarter
Cut off approximately one quarter.

Step 5: Cut off the top of the cane and save it for later, then cover the two flat sides of the white cane with one layer of the black sheet:

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - wrap with black
Cut off top. Wrap flat sides with black

 

Step 6: Cut the cane in half, across the middle.

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - cut horizontally
Cut cane horizontally

Step 7: Insert one layer of the black sheet of clay between the two halves of the cane. (Only insert black sheet halfway across the cane, and not right to the other side.)

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - insert black sheet
Insert black (halfway across)

Step 8: Replace the left and top pieces of the cane

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - insert black sheet
Replace left and top sections

Step 9: Using the smaller piece of white clay that was put aside in Step 1, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting, then wrap it around the cane.

letter F polymer clay alphabet cane - wrap with white clay
Wrap with white

Finished polymer clay letter “F” alphabet cane:

Finished letter F polymer clay alphabet cane

 

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Finally, if you don’t have time to make your own canes at the moment, there are some sites selling canes that are pre-made and ready to use (e.g. here and in the link below (although sometimes canes for sale may be pre-cooked, so check first…)):

 

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