The Jubilee Cane takes three main colors and combines them with white, black, and each other to create a complex tapestry of color. Clever reduction and recombination of the original cylindrical cane component results in a rectangular piece, perfect for tiling into a large sheet of repeating kaleidoscopic pattern. If you are comfortable with the Skinner blend technique and can reduce and re-assemble millefiori canes, you can do this project.
The project is geared towards those with some experience in the millefiori technique. If you have these skills:
- Skinner Blend
- Assembling Canes
- Reducing Canes
then you can do this.
- Setting up the blends
- Building the cylindrical cane component
- Kaleidoscoping the cylinder
- Making a rectangular repeatable pattern cane
- Other color schemes
- Ideas for using the Jubilee Cane
- A list of resources to help you learn more
Tools and Materials
You will need one package each of three main colors. I used Premo! Sculpey in :
- Burnt Sienna
Feel free to substitute your own favorite colors. Try to choose fairly vibrant colors, as all of the color-mixing we will be doing will tone them down somewhat.
You will also need a package of White and a package of Black.
- Work surface, such as a marble tile, ceramic tile, or plexiglass.
- Pasta machine
- Clay blade
- 3-inch square cutter (optional)