Letter U Alphabet Cane Tutorial
Here is the letter “U” polymer clay alphabet cane tutorial. (Click here for a list of all of the other alphabet canes so far.) The letter U is a fairly quick and easy letter to create in cane form – it’s nice and symmetrical and just involves two cuts.
Step-by-step instructions: Letter “U” polymer clay cane
You will need:
- About 30g white clay (i.e. approximately half of a standard-sized block of clay) (examples. of white polymer clay from Amazon)
- Approx. 8g black clay (about an eighth of a standard block)
- Pasta machine (click here for 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 around a third 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 approx. 25mm (1 inch) in diameter, and about 25mm tall:
Step 4 – Slice two pieces from the sides of the cylinder (about one sixth of the way in from each edge) and keep the side pieces for later:
Step 5 – Gently squeeze the bottom end of the shape to make it more rounded :
Step 6 – Using the sheet of black clay (from Step 1) cover the sides and bottom of the rounded shape with one layer of the black clay. Trim off any excess black.:
Step 7– Replace the two side pieces from Step 4 as shown below:
Step 8 – Using the piece of white clay from Step 2, roll it through the pasta machine on the thinnest setting to make a thin sheet, then wrap these thin layers of white around the sides of the cane:
Step 9 – Reduce the cane.
Finished Letter U polymer clay alphabet cane:
So there it is – a quick-and-easy way to create the letter “U” in polymer clay form!
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