Letter T Polymer Clay Alphabet Cane Tutorial
This “Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane” is the latest part in my series of free step-by-step articles on making polymer clay letter canes. Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes so far. There are only six more to go now, until the end of the alphabet! Even better – they are all fairly straightforward to create. So here is the…
Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial:
Step-by-step instructions: Letter “T” polymer clay alphabet cane
You will need:
- Approximately 45g white clay (i.e. about three quarters of a standard-sized block of clay) (e.g. of white polymer clay from Amazon)
- Approx. 6g black clay (about a tenth of a standard block)
- Pasta machine or clay roller (article on what to look for when buying pasta machines for polymer clay)
- Tissue blade or clay slicer (example of blades on Amazon)
Step 0: Condition the clay.
Step 1 – Roll the black clay into a sheet approx. 1.5mm thick (usually the middle setting of a pasta machine):
Step 2 – Cut off about a quarter of the white block of clay and save that piece to use later:
Step 3 – Roll the larger piece of white clay into a cylinder approximately 30mm diameter (1.2inches):
Step 4 – Cut horizontally across the cylinder, starting about a fifth of the way down from the top:
Step 5 – Cut the larger piece in half down the middle:
Step 6 – Insert a layer of the black clay (from Step 1) between the two larger pieces of white clay, and then add a layer of black clay to the flat side of the small piece of white clay. Trim off any excess black.:
Step 7– Assemble the cane pieces as shown below:
Step 8 – Using the piece of white clay from Step 2, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting, then wrap the thin layers of white around the sides of the cane:
Step 9 – Reduce the cane.
Finished Letter T polymer clay alphabet cane:
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Or 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 (although sometimes canes for sale may be pre-cooked, so check first…)).