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Veined Leaf Cane Part 2

Hundreds of Design Possibilities With Just a Few Simple Changes:

Just wanted to let you know that Part 2 of the Veined Leaf Cane Video mini-series will be posted later this week in the Members Library. This is Video #100 if anyone has been counting. Wow, what a journey it’s been! But I can assure you, this is just the beginning!

By the way, if you missed Part 1 of this 2 Part Video Mini-Series, here’s the link where you can watch a quick preview and get more info: Polymer Clay Tutorial | How To Make a Veined Leaf Cane

One thing’s that’s exciting about veined leaf canes is the design flexibility they allow. Here’s a few ideas you can play with to change up the look in the polymer clay canes that you make:

  • Change up the color combinations in the teardrop blend. The possibilities are literally endless.
  • Choose to roll the color blend strip from either light to dark or dark to light. This will change up the shading variations in your leaf design.
  • Change the color of the veining in the leaf.
  • Choose to add more veins by adding more cuts to the cane.
  • Vary the thickness’ of the veins.
  • Change the color of the core at the base of your leaf cane design.

With all the variations that can be applied to this technique, you will have no problem coming up with a look you can call your own.

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  1. Cindy Lietz, 23 March, 2009

    Believe it or not, black and white make excellent colors for this style of leaf cane. Very graphic and modern looking!

  2. Jamie H, 27 March, 2009

    Bravo Hun on another great tutorial. You made it look so simple and easy. Wish I’d have seen this when I tried my first ones. I remember trying to follow directions from a book and agonizing over trying to make mine look like the ones in the illustrations. But of course there werent enough pictures. And of course they didnt look very much like leaves when I was done. Unless of course they were some kind of radioactive mutant plant form, LOL! But if I could have watched a good tutorial like yours I have no doubt I would have done much better and much sooner, with lots less frustration. Thanks so much for being you and sharing so generously with everyone the way you do. I know if more people could watch your tutorials, the ranks of clayers would grow exponentially when they saw how easy and fun it really is and passed the word along.
    XOXO Jamie

  3. Cindy Lietz, 27 March, 2009

    You are so cute Jamie! Radioactive mutant plant forms!! Hahahaha! Made a few of those in my life! Especially using that squishy old Sculpey III! Boy did those canes suck!

    Yeah the books are neat and everything but they just aren’t as good for teaching as video is. Too many steps get left out.

    Thank you for all the support and great comments! Sure do love having you around!

  4. Adrienne lindsey, 28 March, 2009

    Was glad to see the second tute on the leaf cane. You always do a great job on your videos. Thanks

  5. Cindy Lietz, 30 March, 2009

    Thank you Adrienne! Glad you liked it!

  6. Kim Parks, 25 April, 2009

    I finally became a member after finding this site by accident while looking for information on making canes. I followed your veined leaf tutorial and made my first cane today! I made it upside down but it still looks great. I love this site!!!

  7. Cindy Lietz, 26 April, 2009

    Welcome Kim! It’s great to have you here!

    I’m glad your cane turned out great. What do you mean it’s upside down? Is it the veining? Because you could reshape the cane by pinching the round end to a point and rounding off the pointed end, to flip it the right way, if you wanted to.

  8. Susan R, 25 January, 2013

    Oh Cindy I just this past week purchased the leaf cane tutorial. Although I knew how to make one, mine weren’t quite coming out right at all, and I needed your help to get my cane just right :).

    Your tutorials are worth every dime spent! I’ve had two hip surgeries since Sept so I was laid up for the most part. Your videos helped pass the time! Now that I’m up and on the move I’m ready to get busy in my Studio my husband converted our un-used guest room into for me while I was laid up. I’m soo excited to say I have a “Studio” sounds so professional LOL. Now to get finished with physical therapy and be able to sit in a chair for extended periods of time I will finally be able to unload my brain of all of the great, beautiful things you have taught me to clay with.

    Many thanks to all of the hard work you and Doug do every week to provide us all with your fantastic knowledge.

    Have a great day :)
    Susan R

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