In the crafting world, things don't always go as planned. Last week I showed you how to make a couple of quilt block inspired polymer clay canes. My intention was to use one of those canes in this pen tutorial, and then I had a craft fail. I tried to reduce the cane too quickly and the quilt block turned into a quilt blob.
As I was smooshing up the leftovers of my
Make sure to protect your work surface. Sometimes the colors can stain. I like to use a piece of parchment paper if I am working at the table. I also have a cutting board dedicated to clay crafting.
Of course, you could use a decorative polymer clay cane to make a twist pen in much the same way. But if something goes awry and you have a craft fail, don't be afraid to embrace your mistakes and use up your scraps to make something more random and beautiful.