Letter J polymer clay alphabet cane
This is the latest in a series showing how to make alphabet canes with polymer clay. (Click here to go back to the beginning, or here to check out the letter “I” cane.) This time here is the letter J polymer clay alphabet cane.
The letter J is one of the most complicated letters to create in a polyclay cane, because (1) it has a mixture of straight and curved lines, and (2) it’s not symmetrical.
You will need:
- Approx. 28g of white polymer clay (about half a standard block)
- Approx. 8g of black polymer clay (about one eighth of a standard block)
- Pasta machine or clay roller
- Tissue blade a.k.a clay slicer
Step 1 – Roll the black clay through the pasta machine, to approximately 1.5mm thick:
Step 2 – Cut off around a third of the white block of clay (and save it to use later):
Step 3 – With the larger piece of white clay, roll it into a cylinder about 2.5cm diameter and 2.5cm tall:
Step 4 – Slice off the top of the cylinder, starting from about a quarter of the way in from the top:
Step 5 – Flip the larger piece of the cylinder so that the flat section is on a flat surface:
Step 6 – Reduce the cane (pushing it from the sides and top) until it is around twice as long:
Step 7 – Cut the cane in half horizontally:
Step 8 – Arrange the two halves of the reduced cane so that the ‘U’ shaped sections are facing towards you:
Step 9 – Cover the outside of the left ‘U’ shape with the black sheet of clay, starting from top right and stopping about halfway up the left side. Trim off any excess black clay as necessary:
Step 10 – Going back to the top section of the cylinder, cover the flat underside with one layer of black clay. Trim off any excess black clay:
Step 11 – Reassemble the top piece and left piece:
Step 12 – Pinch/stretch the bottom end of the second ‘U’ shape until it becomes a long point:
Step 13 – Bend the triangle shape around the ‘J’:
Step 14 – Using the smaller piece of white clay from Step 2, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting, then wrap it around the cane:
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