Backgroundless canes allow for many possibilities. Believe it or not, they can be imbedded right into the clay and even sanded. If you look very carefully you may see where I sanded a little too much, but for the most part I’m amazed by the way they look as though they are painted right onto the clay. That’s why I call this month’s canes “brush stroke” canes.
Check this out! My favorite part is the way I can fold the slices of leaves to give them dimension. You can see the process of reducing and applying the canes in this youtube video “How to reduce a cane with no background“. The video shows beads. These eggs where covered with a thin sheet of light blue clay, and then I worked the slices into the clay “canvas”.