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Orange Cane Experiences by FunkadelicPsychoFish Orange Cane Experiences by FunkadelicPsychoFish
Hi!

Sorry for the lateness of this...i've been very busy

So this is not really a tutorial on HOW to do your canes...there are plenty of them on the internet
This is for those who get crumbly canes when they try to slice canes that baked only for 5 minutes in the oven...

I had that same problem with my canes but now i know how to solve it and since sooooo many people have this same problem (i've found toons of people commenting on blogs and youtube videos and no one could give them a straight answer :()
This was my way of solving the problem and i hope this works for the most of you...if not...just try different baking times (1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 7 minutes, 10 minutes...you get the point) and keep track on how your cane reacted in those different tests by taking a photo or by recording a video

Just try out as much possibilities as you can and in case of any doubth just ask around (i did that to some polymer clay artists i know had done some baked clay canes)

Oh...and yes this does go the similar way for lemons, limes, grapefruits and other citrus fruits :D

As said in the tutorial here it goes:
Petit Plat: [link]
Angie Scarr:[link]

Please let me know:
-if you have any doubts
-if you use this tutorial and how your experience went

IMPORTANT!!!
I will be adding here on the description questions that may come up so you can check if your question is here or not

1) Isn't fimo supposed to be baked for 25-30 minutes?
A: well it really depends on the tickness but for normal sized canes (around 0,5 cm) 15 minutes is usually the best time (in my opinion)

2) Why don't you cut them before baking?
A:Mainly because they get distorted when cut raw. But also i only bake the canes i only use from time to time...canes that i use right away usually aren't baked.
Oh. and also because of the storage options:
-Baked canes i cam store in a box all together...
-Raw canes i have to store them in large containers where they have a lot of space and where they don't get squished.
Raw canes also shouldn't be kept for long times since they get crumbly as the raw clay ages


Feel free to download this pseudo-tutorial...just give me credit for it...it's all i ask

Oh! and if you find any spealling mistakes...just tell me :$ i'm out of practise in english writting...

Thank you and i hope you all like it!!!

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The-OMG-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
What do you use them for?
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i use them to decorate some of my polymer clay or cold porcelain pieces :) but you can also use them for nail art :)
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The-OMG-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Ah cool thanks X3
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome :)
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FullmetalDemigod Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this! It really helped me out. I made my first ever cane today and it probably would have been a disaster if I hadn't seen this! I'm very happy with the results, I'm going to post them up here soon ^^ thanks!
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :heart: ^^ I'm glad it helped! i had my fair share of cane disasters...and not because of the cane having a bad design, but because of the baking part D:
Since i couldn't find information about this anywhere i decided i really needed to share what i had learn by try!
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adruna-naoka1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the tip
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :D
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Suzuki108 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips :)
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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FinalVirucide Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, cutting the cane after baking, never seen that before. Most people I've encountered usually freeze the cane to harden it, and then cut the frozen cane, and then bake the small pieces afterwards. Guess I learn something new everyday. :D
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i first saw it on nail art stuff...they use the canes a lot...and it is better to keep the cane in a bag after it was baked speccially if you're not going to use everything in that moment
So by baking, the cane doesn't get squished and the clay doesn't get crumbly or old...just bake in different sizes and you still get a lot of options
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hobbit--girl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
it looks like candy
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it also reminds me of boiled candy lollipops :P i love those ^^ so many childhood memories!
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hobbit--girl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
yes exactly those! :o i loved them ^^
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Why don't you cut them before baking? Just wondering...
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
because they get distorted...

and i want this slices to keep their shape...i also do raw canes but those i use right away...this canes i use from time to time...

and there are many more reasons...such as storing them...i can store them all mixed together in boxes...raw ones i have to use large containers and they need space so they don't get squished...oh and raw canes get bad and crumbly when the clay gets too old...

:)

it really depends on what you want to do...
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D I had no idea you can cut them AFTER baking... that's why I asked.
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome! :D
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Andr0medaaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
wow,.
i wanna ask about clay store..
in my country, indonesia, its no one..
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well try out stores that sell art suplies...like paint brushes or canvas and such...
You can try different polymer clay brands:
-sculpey
-premo
-fimo (classic and soft)
-promat
-cernit
and much more

just do a little search on the internet to find the different brands

in case you still don't find it where you live you could consider about ordering from the internet.

I can't advise you on that since i've never done it...just search well and if a website doesn't give you all the information you want forget about that particular site and try another...

I hope you find some brand of polymer clay...

You could also try cold porcelain (it air dries)...there are a lot of recipes on how to do it at home (search cold porcelain recipe on youtube). I've never tried it myself (i'm planning on trying it and posting a recipe i like, but not right now) and i don't know if you could do canes with it...but you could always try.

Hope i was helpfull :)
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Andr0medaaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
yes of course..
i searched, browsed and know the name of polymer clay
but, when i want to order that, it sell in another country.
not in my country.
cause in my country, so dificult to find that..

i've searched about cold porcelain.. and i'll try this recipes.

thanks for many information that u share..
whats ur name?
im sorry if my english is bad..
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ^^

My name is Ins, i'm not a native english speaker either so i'm sure i also do some writting mistakes...so don't worry :)
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Andr0medaaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
thanks so ines..
^^

i think simple to make cold porcelain.

2 weeks ago i made recipe corn clay, not more diferent wth cold porcelain.
only cream cold and gliserin.

where r u from, nes?
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
im from portugal
Where are you from? :P
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Andr0medaaa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Portugal is christian ronaldo, right.?
Im from indonesia..
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes xD cristiano ronaldo is portuguese xD
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Kinetic-duet Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That was nice but I had difficulties reading the second half due to the font, so I only read half of the tutorial
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for that...you can go check it again now...i've completely changed the font and it's way more readable...
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Kinetic-duet Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So much better!! Thank-you!
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome
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Piph Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a great visual log. I would say change the font to something more readable. After struggling to read the first white part, I ended up just skimming and looking at the photos.
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've changed the font (i only have to change it in small places...)

Hope that now everuthing is ok :)
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Piph Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This choice of font is much better and much easier to read.
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:P
i'll never use that other one again...i could read it but i knew what was written...so...
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Piph Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good plan!
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sorry i'm working on that right now!!!
Come and see it tomorrow...i'll have it changed by them...this was a friends idea...i had doubts but i gave it a try
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really?...sorry :S i'll change the font then...

well it really depends on the tickness but for normal sized canes (under around 0,5 cm) 15 minutes is usually the best time (in my opinion)
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Alistu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah right. I guess I never thought about cooking times for different thicknesses before.
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Alistu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have one issue with this; the font is so difficult to read!
I always thought Fimo was supposed to be baked for 25-30 minutes.
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've changed the font (i only have to change it in small places...)

Hope that now everuthing is ok :)
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Alistu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much better choice of font. :) The other was so squiggly. I can read it easily now.
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FunkadelicPsychoFish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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