Basic Bulls Eye Cane Tutorial

Polymer clay basic bulls eye cane
Polymer clay basic bulls eye cane

In this polymer clay tutorial I'll be showing you how to make a basic Bulls Eye Cane. The Bulls Eye is one of the most basic polymer clay canes and can be used to create other more complex canes just by altering the shape or adding more of them.

It's easy to make, but very important to learn as a foundation to other polymer clay techniques.


You will need the following supplies:

  • Two colors of polymer clay (I'm using White and Black Premo)
  • A pasta machine
  • An acrylic roller
  • A tissue blade

Steps To Making A Polymer Clay Basic Bulls Eye Cane

  • To start you’ll need a polymer clay sheet of any color. I'm using black Premo. The thickness of the sheet doesn't matter.
  • The next step is to roll out a log of clay in another color. I'm using Premo white. The thickness of the log doesn't matter either.
  • Lay the log on top of the sheet and trim the sheet so that it is the same width as the log.
  • Wrap the black sheet around the white log. Roll until black meets black.
  • Press lightly then unroll slightly and you should have left a line in the clay.
  • Cut your clay along this line and wrap back around. You should find that the two ends of the black sheet meet up perfectly with no overlap.
  • Roll the cane against your work surface to smooth up the seam and to get rid of air bubbles.
  • Reduce the cane to the size that you require.
  • While you are reducing, roll the cane against your work surface periodically to bring it back into shape.
  • Remove the ends to neaten your cane.
  • Slice in half to check that all the bubbles are out and to check what the cane looks like.
You now have a polymer clay Basic Bulls Eye Cane.


Basic Bulls Eye Cane Tutorial

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If you need more information on reducing your canes, take a look at my reducing polymer clay canes tutorial, where I show how to reduce round, square, triangular and hexagonal canes correctly.


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