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Leaf Tutorial by Glori305 Leaf Tutorial by Glori305
Tutorial on how to make a leaf can from polymer clay.

These have been submitted to :iconrockstarvanity: for her tutorial translation project, [link] link to the translated tutorials. Both :iconmyrthilla: and :iconjacquijax: Have translated my tutorials.

In Czech [link]

En Espanol [link] (hope I spelled that right, high school spanish was a looooong time ago!)

My skinner blend tutorial [link]

For anyone who saw the period when I took the english version of this down, `Kitten-of-Woe featured me as artisan of the month, which made me feel pretty snarky about taking some of my tutorials down, so they are back up now.

~Nadia1956 has used this to make earrings
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It's OK, I've printed the Czech translation, I'm familiar with the language! I'll let you know about the outcome as soon as I bake my first leaf! :hug:
Thanks, sorry you got hit with the tutorials being taken down.
Hmmm... I'm confused... I'd :+fav;ed your tutorial a while ago, this evening I decided to print it and give it a try during the weekend and... surprise! No tutorial! I did not find it on The Global Tutorials Project either... :no: Now I'll have to test my bettered memory and see what I can remember from the one reading I had weeks ago...
RockstarVanity Sep 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
This tutorial has been translated into Czech by ~Myrthilla and part of the Global Tutorials Project --> [link]
Translation to spanish: [link]
Another great tutorial!
My polymer clay knowledge is increasing :D
MissDookia Apr 4, 2007
It's awesome-looking.....gonna have to check out yoor other stuff....

But what type of cane? The type you walk with? Candy cane? Is it a type of material?? *a bit dumb and unenlightened.....;)*

I wanna eatit.....I wish Pillsbury would make cookie rolls shaped like leaves like the cane thingy in the final picture.....

*wants a leeeeeaaaaaf.....wants to eaaaaat it,,,,,,Is polymer clay edible or too plasticky-tasting? Or'll it make me sick??*
They are polymer clay canes (you can do this with cookie dough, but you have to keep it well chilled)

You slice paper thin slices off to make designs, this one was made with a 5 petal flower cane, 2 leaf canes, and 2 butterfly wing canes (one for the top wing, one for the bottom) [link] all applied to a blue background.

I use Premo! clay mostly, but there are several brands and most any hobby store carries them.
MissDookia Apr 5, 2007
Why do they call them canes? The finished products barely look like canes (as in the type you walk with, or candy canes), even though they're awesome.....

And the quote in yoor signiature's amusing. ^_^;;;;
Thanks on the siggy quote.

They are coppied from a technique of italian glass makers, and the original term from the glass makers was canes....beyond that, I don't know why they are called canes.
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