I dug into the delights of my button box (see link below)
To my delight, the finished results were quite satisfying.
Also to my surprise and delight, the button cards inspired me to create my own Polymer Clay Cane
ornament for a line of cards.
|Polymer Clay Cane Card|
Play Polymer See more here.
This cane (before reduction) is approx. 2 inches across.
This is the same Polymer Cane
having been reduced.
It is now approx. an inch across
and 1 1/2 inches tall.
The distortion of design at either end is typical.
As you slice more into the cane
less distortion is seen.
Once the cane has been created and reduced, I like to leave it in an airtight container overnight.
Time seems to bond and set the polymer clay, creating a cleaner finished slice.
The following day the slices of the cane are baked in an oven at 275 degree for about 5 minutes.
After the slices are cooled they can be glued onto your Card.
The finished Cane Card.
I used a pre printed 8.5x11 inch stationery paper.
The pic at bottom of paper is folded so it becomes the inside of the card.
|DIY polymer card|
Personalize your Polymer!
Check out the great link below for creating Polymer Clay Canes.
Simple Canes Tutorial HERE
Artmakers worlds of Polymer Clay Canes
I really have a thing with Polymer Clay Canes.
One of my favorite things to do with the cane slices is to create jewel bowls.
|DIY Polymer Cane Bowls|
Make your own Greeting Cards
|DIY Greeting Cards|