Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Scrap Art

Alice Stroppel of Polymer Clay Etc., shared a fun way to use up scrap clay pieces by arranging it into what she calls the Stroppel cane.  As soon as I saw it I couldn't wait to give it a try and I  just happened to have a pile of cane scraps (lol!) on my table ready to use.  It was tempting to use them all but I wanted to see what would happen if I used pieces only from a selected color pile and was happy with the results.


And here is a shawl pin I made from the cane.  I really love this new technique and this shows that when working with polymer clay, there really is no such thing as "scrap clay".


7 comments:

Alice Stroppel said...

It's wonderful Carolyn, and thanks for the post, I'm having the best time seeing everyone's Stroppel canes.
Alice

2 Good Claymates said...

Thanks Alice and thanks again for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I have always refused to call it "Scrap" clay. I call them "Remnants" In my head scrap gets thrown away, but remnants are for playing with!

Jenny Patterson

2 Good Claymates said...

That is an excellent point since as a sewer I had remnants that were precious and I saved where the scrap was garbage. I think I will try and call it remnant from now on! lol!

Jursvi said...

so nice

MOMENToCOMPLEMENTo said...

it´s magnific!!!!^^

Kat Bennett said...

Just starting out with colored clay, I imagine there'll be lots of Stoppel cane hanging around soon! This is beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.