The Polymer Clay Techniques Book
- Color: Paperback,
- Brand: North Light Books
- ASIN: 1581800088
- UPC: 035313315039
The Complete Book of Polymer Clay
If crafts are big, then clay is colossal. From pins and pendants to bracelets, buttons, and embellishments, crafters of all ages are embracing the creativity that polymer clay inspires. The Complete Book of Polymer Clay is an encyclopedic book by renowned expert Lisa Pavelka includes the latest techniques, handy tips, and trade secrets. Pavelka presents a sweeping overview of materials, how-to fundamentals, and construction techniques. She also introduces six original projects with complete instructions showing readers how to make pendants, curio boxes, a necklace, and a bracelet. Clear, concise, and comprehensive, this is an essential addition to any crafter's library, no matter his or her skill level. For even more inspiration, this indispensable reference features a gallery of 50 original projects by Pavelka and other talented polymer clay designers.
- Brand: Taunton Press
- ASIN: 1600851282
Art Makers: Polymer Clay for Beginners: Inspiration, techniques, and simple step-by-step projects for making art with polymer clay
Start making beautiful crafts from polymer clay! Art Makers: Polymer Clay for Beginners is your guide to this kiln-free craft.Polymer Clay for Beginners introduces artists, art hobbyists, and polymer clay enthusiasts to this versatile, accessible medium. Because polymer clay does not require the use of a kiln and needs only baking in the oven, it is an easy, approachable art form for even the most inexperienced artist to learn. Professional artist Emily Chen demonstrates how to make animal figurines, flowers, cookies, cakes, beads, and more through easy, step-by-step projects. Each project features colorful, styled photographs demonstrating how finished pieces can be used, displayed, and gifted. A comprehensive tools and materials section and detailed information on techniques, baking, and glazing guide artists in their quest to become polymer clay pros. An inspirational gallery provides even more ideas for those who want to continue learning how to work with this easy-to-use medium. A modern approach to sculpture art, polymer clay is the perfect choice for beginners and crafting enthusiasts.
- ASIN: 1633226328
The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques: Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework
A thousand and one ideas for making beautiful polymer clay millefiori. In Venetian glassmaking, slender rods of molten glass are shaped, then cut to reveal amazingly detailed patterns: flowers, geometric shapes, dancing colors. These slices are called millefiori, “thousand flowers,” because they form a carpet of flowers when placed side by side. Now celebrity author Donna Kato shows crafters exactly how to re-create these intricate, fascinating designs in polymer clay. The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques reveals the entire process: how to work with the polymer clay, the basics of planning and creating a cane, and using color effectively. Dozens of canes, from simple to simply stunning, are included, and everything is clearly explained and illustrated with full-color photos, the Donna Kato way. Throughout the book, examples of stunning work by such millefiori artists as Kathy Amt, Pier Voulkos, and Kathleen Dustin provide inspiration. There must be a thousand ways to make beautiful millefiori . . . explore them all in The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0823099180
Patterns in Polymer: Imprint and Accent Bead Techniques
With her unmatched eye for color, color mixing and layering, well-known artist and fan favorite Julie Picarello helps beginners and advanced polymer artisans design, texture and finish gorgeous art beads using relatively simple techniques. In-depth introduction sections cover basics, color inspiration and recipes, and needed tools and materials. The book includes 7 mini projects and 10 finished jewelry projects, while callouts at the beginning of each project let the readers know exactly what specialized techniques will be learned. It’s the color that makes polymer clay truly exciting, and this book uses color like you’ve never seen it before.
- Brand: Brand: Kalmbach Books
- ASIN: 0871164094
- UPC: 064465164097
Fantasy Creatures in Clay: Techniques for Sculpting Dragons, Griffins and More
Sculpt fascinating creatures!Explore the world of clay and learn to create the dramatically beautiful forms of some of the most fearsome and awe-inspiring creatures your imagination can conjure. Ranging from ferocious dragons to regal griffins to magnificent underwater beasts--they're all here!Inside you will learn simple techniques for creating realistic individual parts of fantasy creatures. Wings, horns and bodies--everything is covered here. Then you will discover innovative ways for assembling those parts to form characters straight from your imagination! From start to finish, you'll learn everything from brainstorming creature ideas to making the armature and building the body with clay to baking and mounting the creature onto a base. Everything you need to know to build your very own mythological menagerie!So immerse yourself in these easy-to-learn demonstrations and practice the skills necessary to create realistic wings, paws, scales, fur, facial expressions, poses and so much more!65 step-by-step demonstrationsCreate a sculpture from start to finishStunning galleries of finished sculptures, including dragons, a steampunk bird, a fiery dog and more
- Brand: IMPACT Books
- ASIN: 1440336725
- UPC: 035313661464
The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide: A Directory of Mixes, Colors, Textures, Faux Finishes, and Surface Effects
A directory of mixes, colors, textures, faux finishes and surface effects. This resource provides polymer clay artists with a library of 100 finishes and techniques suitable to a wide variety of applications. Illustrations demonstrate various combinations of the finishes, with detailed instructions on how to recreate the effect. An inspiring gallery of work by professional artists puts it all in context and provides endless inspiration. The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide contains three sections. The first covers the types of clay and other materials, tools and equipment, and setting up a workspace. The second section uses step-by-step color photographs to demonstrate the core techniques for working with polymer clay, including health and safety, baking, mixing, cutting and sanding. The Directory of Effects comprises the bulk of the book. Organized by color and then by technique, there are 100 polymer clay swatches with detailed captions identifying the technique used and cross-referencing to the page showing how to recreate it. As well, the captions give ideas for how the effect might be used in jewelry and other applications. The Directory has three major categories. Each contains a Tile Library of effects created by the world's best polymer clay artists. Inclusion and Ad...
- Brand: Brand: Firefly Books
- ASIN: 1770852077
Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures
Katherine Dewey’s expressive and elegantly detailed sculptures enchant all who see them. With the magical medium of polymer clay and this book, you can follow in her footsteps. Thorough instructions supported by more than 400 step-by-step color photos and 200 detailed drawings cover the entire process of sculpting realistic figures. Easy-to-read maps of the figure illustrate the landmarks of the body, while scale diagrams indicate the simple shapes hidden within the human form, as well as how to combine and model those shapes. For anyone who loves fantasy, romance, nature—or sophisticated crafting—this book is a must-have.
- Brand: Potter Craft
- ASIN: 0823015033
Clay Techniques with a Pasta Machine: Checkerboard, Stripes, Skinner Blend, Mokume Gane and More
Pasta machines allow you to easily blend the clay to create stripes and intricate patterns for making unique beads, embellishments, and baubles. Learn techniques that include basic skinner blend, skinner cane, skinner loaf, stripes, jelly rolls, checkerboards, nine-patch designs, Mokume Gane, marbling, and watercolor mizing.
- Brand: Design Originals
- ASIN: 1574212583
- UPC: 023863033817
The Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay Techniques: A Comprehensive Directory of Polymer Clay Techniques Covering a Panoramic Range of Exciting Applications
The latest in our best-selling Encyclopedia of Art series focuses on one of the most popular and versatile mediums available to crafters. This comprehensive guide offers directions on making decorative boxes, mosaics, and miniature models, as well as beads, buttons, and jewelry. Large, clear photographs demonstrate over 50 techniques, including basic skills such as rolling, color mixing, marbling, and baking; progressing to more challenging methods of shaping, molding, and sculpting clay. A 16-page gallery of work by renowned polymer clay artists demonstrates what can be achieved and provides crafters with inspiration.
- ASIN: 0762430877
Polymer Clay Master Class: Exploring Process, Technique, and Collaboration with 11 Master Artists
Learn the Signature Techniques of Top Polymer Clay ArtistsPolymer Clay Master Class offers you a close-up look at the creative processes of eleven acclaimed polymer clay artists as they share their expertise with one another and you. Judy Belcher and Tamara Honaman bring together these talented artists for the first time, offering their individual techniques and then documenting how they inspire and challenge one another in the creation of collaborative pieces. In five lessons with sixteen guided projects, you will gain an understanding of the polymer clay skills you’ve always wanted to master, such as:• Creating with sculpture, canework, and imitative techniques• Altering the surface with carving, transfers, imprint, and silk screening• Incorporating mixed media, such as metal, wood, and fiber• Designing using cold connections, hollow and lightweight forms, kinetic construction, and jewelry-finishing techniques• Pushing the boundaries of the Skinner Blend technique• Collaborating with fellow artists to open up new creative possibilitiesWith contributors including Leslie Blackford, Cynthia Tinapple, Lindly Haunani, Sarah Shriver, and many others, you have a front-row seat to the world of innovative polymer clay art. Challenge your assumptions about methods, style, a...
- ASIN: 0823026671
Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop: Handcrafted Designs & Techniques
Fill your jewelry box with one-of-a-kind pieces you create yourself. We’re not talking about basic bead-strung necklaces…these are intricate, ornate, fabulous designs made out of polymer clay. Before you say, “that sounds hard!” let Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop show you how simple and satisfying it can be. Polymer clay is one of the most versatile jewelry-making materials. It has a chameleon-like quality that can mimic many other materials including metal or even glass. And because it’s easily modeled and molded, polymer clay can take on whatever shape and design your imagination can conjure. A simple-to-follow and beautiful to look at workshop-in-a-book that will have you crafting fine, custom jewelry in no time. Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop offers page after page of inspiration and techniques along with a wealth of advice on tools, materials, and proper methods for making stunning polymer clay jewelry―from necklaces to rings, bracelets to earrings. You get: 30 main jewelry projects from a range of jewelry designers, and each with bonus mini projects to complete a set or to complement the main design 490 full-color, step-by-step photographs, clear instructions, and professional tips to guide you through the projects, techniques, and materials The perfect primer f...
- ASIN: 1784940453
Silver Clay Workshop: Getting Started in Silver Clay Jewellery
If you love silver jewelry but don't have the time or patience to learn traditional silver-smithing techniques, then the exciting medium of silver clay will open up a whole new range of possibilities to your jewelry making. Boasting all the same properties as modeling clay, it is 99.9% pure silver―meaning that you can make high-quality jewelry using the easiest of techniques. Revised and reformatted Silver Clay Workshop is perfect for anyone taking their first steps with this rewarding craft. 22 projects that show perfectly the versatility of silver clay. Shape, roll, cut, mold and indent your way through them, learning the techniques as you go. From pendants and bracelets to rings and statement beads, there will be something for everyone.
- ASIN: 1784944807
Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay: 30 Techniques & Projects That Imitate Precious Stones, Metals, Wood & More
The colors, textures, and versatility of polymer clay make it a perfect medium for creating faux surfaces. These 30 recipes for special finishing, shaping, baking, and molding techniques will magically transform polymer's appearance. Craft gorgeous faux gemstones, including tiger eye, jade, or malachite. Fool the eye with imitation metals: pewter, Balinese silver, verdigris copper, even rusted steel. The must-have naturals are here, from bone to leather. Or make simulated agate, slate, or marble. You'll find information on all the types of polymer clay, from translucent ones to some with mica powder, and see how to use paints, inks, wax compounds, and confetti to enhance the surface. Among the unusual projects:: a handsome makeup set, lapis lazuli drawer pulls, Opal Earrings, and more.
- Brand: Brand: Lark Books
- ASIN: 1579904084
- UPC: 661741004087
Polymer Clay 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction
Polymer Clay 101 teaches all the basics for crafting with polymer clay. With hundreds of detailed photos, it covers tools and supplies, all types of beading technique, and terrific projects that will get you started and inspire you to take your skills and make your own custom designs. With over 45 minutes of accompanying online videos, this book is a valuable learning tool. Authors Angela Mabray and Kim Otterbein demonstrate all the essential techniques used for crafting with polymer clay.
- ASIN: 1589234707
- UPC: 052944017446
The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects: Techniques and Projects Featuring Transfers, Stamps, Stencils, Inks, Paints, Mediums, and More
Polymer clay has grown and grown and grown in popularity since the publication of Donna Kato's best-selling The Art of Polymer Clay in 1997. And there have been so many technical advances, too. Now poly-diva Donna Kato presents an all-new look at one of crafters' all-time favorite mediums. The Art Of Polymer Clay Surface Effects begins with the essentials of polymer clay, including its working properties, plus tools, curing, safety recommendations, and color blending (with full information on the now-indispensable Skinner Blend). Photo-packed chapters focus on exciting projects—beads, bracelets, pins, pendants, and boxes–and showcase new techniques, including image transfers, surface treatments such as stencils, stamps, paints, and inks, sculpting, inclusions, special effects, and finishing. Finished pieces by some of the biggest names in polymer clay, including Kathleen Dustin, Pier Voulkos, and Nan Roche, plus Donna Kato herself, offer ideas and inspiration.
- Brand: Kato, Donna
- ASIN: 0823013626
Amazing Clay Flowers: Creating Realistic Flowers & Floral Arrangements
This book provides complete instruction for creating stunning life-like flowers in clay as well as ideas for creating beautiful and long-lasting floral arrangements. 22 unique flower and arrangement projects are divided into seasonal sections, Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer, followed by themed projects including bouquets and accessories. The book shows beautiful photography of each arrangement and then offers complete, photographic, step-by-step instruction for each. The amazing projects are full of intricate details and provide both inspiration for polymer clay and mixed-media artists as well as complete instruction.
- Brand: Brand: Creative Publishing international
- ASIN: 158923572X
- UPC: 052944018245
Creating Life-Like Animals in Polymer Clay
Enchanting, exquisitely detailed and full of personality, Katherine Dewey's animal sculptures delight all who see them. With the friendly medium of polymer clay and the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can achieve the same magical results! Inside, Katherine leads you through then utterly charming projects, such as a sweet little bluebird, a basset hound and a white-tailed fawn. And that's just the start! The "Making Changes" chapter will help you create your own original animal creations by changing poses, making realistic bases, and even modeling your animals to look like bronze, fade and other materials.
- ASIN: 0891349553
- UPC: 035313314285
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