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Avocado Cane/Skinner Blend Polymer Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade Avocado Cane/Skinner Blend Polymer Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade
EDIT: These earrings are available in my Etsy shop!

Check them out here: www.etsy.com/listing/153193946…


Things I forgot:

1. You will also need brown clay.

2. The blending technique I used is known as a Skinner blend. It's very useful.

3. The eyepins are for if you want to turn the avocado slices into charms for jewelry.

4. The square at the very beginning is about 3" x 3" (about 8cm by 8cm)

Also, if you're really into polymer clay, even just as a hobby like me, a clay conditioning/pasta rolling machine is definitely worth the purchase. I caught mine at JoAnn's on sale for $10 (JoAnn's will publish 50% off one item/total purchase coupons every once in a while, so if you're wanting to buy a clay machine, keep your eyes open for these coupons). It's Sculpey brand, specifically for clay, and that's all I use it for. I think that you'd be able to use a pasta machine, too, but I wouldn't use the same one for food as well. It's useful for this blending technique as well as softening/conditioning old/hard clay, and rolling out large sheets for clay projects.


This tutorial is on Instructables as well! I have entered it in a contest. Please vote! : www.instructables.com/id/Polym…

My tutorials:

Avocado Cane (Skinner Blend): paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Cake: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Carrot: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Corn on the Cob: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Dumbledore: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Human Feet: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Human Hands: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Key Lime Pie: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Kiwi Cane: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Milkshake: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Orange Cane: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Pea Pod: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Pepperoni Pizza: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey): paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Tomato: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Treble Clef: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: paperfaceparade.deviantart.com…
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knightjeran Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really spectacular. It produces such a nice result and I never knew that was a way to get gradients! Thank you!
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SpringInBloom326 Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials have re-inspired my love for miniature clay charms! Your tutorials seem very easy to follow, I'll find out soon ;), and I was wondering if you could do a tutorial to make a chibi shark charm?
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Misstymountains Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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The-Erin-show Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This blending gives me poo brain
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The-Erin-show Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank goodness for your tutorial!
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scourgespastslove May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i know how to make a dog just using black white and red pink and then finally green for the eyes pink for nose white for the fur black also for the fur and red for the collar
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a mile is about, part of a highway for 5-10-15 min long. thats how long a mile is O.o
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ScarshadowX Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thats alot of work for an avacodo key chain.... holy crap!
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:iconpaperfaceparade:
they're earrings :) but i suppose you could make a keychain, too. with this technique, it makes a cane, which means you could get a dozen (give or take, depending on size) of avocado halves just by doing this once. it's very convenient.
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ScarshadowX May 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow. I would make a pair of avocado earrings if they came out that good!
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