The Polymer Clay Techniques Book

Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1581800088
Size: 49.83 MB
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Everyone can achieve great results with polymer clay. With the 50+ techniques in this book, readers can create polymer clay buttons or boxes or anything in between. Starting with the very basics (such as rolling, baking and gluing), it then moves on to more advanced methods: marbling, texturing, millefiori, bead-making, faux-stone effects and more. Feature spreads show exciting ways to combine techniques. A comprehensive guide to the medium, complete with everything from a listing of necessary tools and materials to inspiring examples of polymer clay art.

The Polymer Clay Artist S Guide A Directory Of Mixes Colors Textures Faux Finishes And Surface Effects

Author: Marie Segal
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1770852077
Size: 31.78 MB
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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 Additions -- Cloisonné, using leaf, powders, brushes
  • Surface Effects -- Glazes, enameling, resins, tints, gels
  • Texturing -- Stamps, sheets, masks, stencils, frisket, creating textures
  • Screen Printing -- Making screens and tools, silk-screens, paints
  • Embossing -- Relief plates, embossing, bas relief, stamps
  • Carving -- Tools, sgraffito, carving through layers, incising
  • Encaustic Effects -- Working with wax, covering, embedding
  • Decorative Embellishments -- Securing objects of metal, wood, chain and found items
  • Pavé Effects -- Combining clay and beads, rhinestones, huichol beads
  • Pre-Made Clay Finishes -- Application methods and drying, liquid clays, lacquers, glazes.

The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide shows how easy it is to use traditional and innovative techniques on the simple medium of clay to produce stunning results.

Polymer Clay For Beginners Techniques Tools Tips For Creating Adorable Miniature Projects

Author: Aimee Jamond
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1547039116
Size: 25.32 MB
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Polymer Clay for Beginners! Techniques, Tools & Tips for Creating Adorable Miniature Projects Are You Ready To Learn ALL About Polymer Clay? If So You've Come To The Right Place... No experience with polymer clay? No worries! This book is suited to the absolute beginner that's looking to get started, whether this be for your own enjoyment and a sense of self-accomplishment or perhaps even to make some extra cash as a side business... the choice is yours! Here's A Preview Of What This Book Contains...
  • The Basics about Polymer Clay
  • How To Prepare Your Work Area
  • The Sculpting Tools You'll Need For Polymer Clay
  • The Basic Techniques
  • Clay Techniques and Sample Projects
  • Working with Wires
  • Learning How to Make Necklaces and Bracelets
  • And Much, Much More!

Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations 20 Super Cute Miniature Projects

Author: Emily Chen
Publisher: Fons & Porter
ISBN: 1440239738
Size: 60.26 MB
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Learn to make super-cute polymer clay animals and food in Kawaii Polymer Clay Creations!

Emily Chen teaches you how to craft twenty adorable figures from basic shapes using easy polymer clay techniques and tools. Progress from a simple bunny to an elaborate unicorn, and learn now to make miniature cookies, bread and ice cream cones that look delicious enough to eat! Included are basic jewelry techniques for transforming your polymer clay masterpieces into wearable items. Try turning a cat into a charm, a pig into a bracelet, a cupcake into a pair of earrings or a stack of pancakes into a ring. You'll also find tips on how to create your very own designs by breaking your subject into simple shapes that you can craft in clay.

Polymer Clay Color Inspirations Techniques And Jewelry Projects For Creating Successful Palettes

Author: Lindly Haunani
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823015017
Size: 35.24 MB
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Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio are renowned for their courses and workshops on color as well as for their outstanding polymer clay work. In this book, they offer instruction and inspiration that focuses on polymer clay as a learning tool that readers can use to explore their own color instincts and preferences and develop their own palettes.

Each chapter investigates a specific color principle, with the discussion supported by a related exercise, a “studio tool” assignment or demonstration, a polymer clay jewelry project, and a profile of a prominent polymer clay artist. Sample topics include:

•The Complexity of Color
•Three Properties of Color
•Choosing Your Palette
•Mixing Colors That Flow
•Matching Colors with Precision
•Games Colors Play
•Orchestrating Color Combinations
•Color Composition: Placement and Proportion
•Playful Patterns
•Tantalizing Textures

Polymer Clay All The Basic And Advanced Techniques You Need To Create With Polymer Clay Volume 1

Author: Yonat Dascalu
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1470100932
Size: 29.51 MB
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Polymer clay is a versatile, synthetic modeling material.
It is made of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) particles and pigments which are bound together by a plasticizer.
It is available in a wide variety of colors, which can be mixed together to create more beautiful shades.
Polymer clay is non toxic, and can be baked and hardened in a home oven.
The possibilities of creating with polymer clay are practically endless!
This book will guide you through the very basic stages of working with polymer clay, up to the more advanced methods and techniques.
Each technique will be demonstrated with a step by step unique project.
You will learn how to create designed clay sheets, a "skinner" blend, and how to make polymer clay canes: a technique called "Millefiori".
"Millefiori" means, one thousand flowers", this technique is used in Venetian glass work, and can be applied to polymer clay.
It is a magical process of creating a two dimensional image in polymer clay, this image is kept throughout the cane, even after reducing it.
When slicing the cane, each slice will still have the same image.
In this book you will learn how to use your cane slices and designed clay sheets to make beautiful beaded jewelry, cover glass objects, and create a variety of home decorations.

The Polymer Clay Cookbook Tiny Food Jewelry To Whip Up And Wear

Author: Jessica Partain
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823024849
Size: 77.42 MB
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The Polymer Clay Cookbook celebrates favorite foods with 20 tiny, deliciously realistic food charms to make from polymer clay and fashion into unique jewelry. Styled as a cookbook for the beginning miniaturist "chef," the introductory chapters discuss the "basic ingredients" and techniques used for polymer clay and jewelry-making. The remainder of the book offers 20 "recipes" grouped by category: fruits, breakfast, lunch and dinner, sweets and snacks, and holiday foods. Each recipe has a list of "ingredients," step-by-step directions with photographs, and suggested variations. Each piece is presented as a particular finished jewelry item, such as a necklace, but readers are encouraged to adapt the piece into any type of jewelry they choose. Each chapter also includes one of the authors' own cherished recipes for real food, including Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls, Grandma's Pasta Sauce, Decadent Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes, and Mom's Holiday Sugar Cookies. Throughout, the authors--who are sisters--share their enthusiasm for family, sisterhood, and the tradition and feelings surrounding our favorite foods.

Polymer Clay Creative Traditions Techniques And Projects Inspired By The Fine And Decorative Arts

Author: Judy Belcher
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823040658
Size: 74.19 MB
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Thousands of crafters have discovered that polymer clay is versatile, easy to use, ad just plain fun. Now they can use this exciting medium to create remarkable new work inspired by the decorative arts of the past. Polymer Clay Creative Traditions lets both beginners and experienced artisans draw inspiration from painting and drawing, ethnic carving, quilting, ceramics, sculpture, glass, metalwork, and more. Through 300 stunning photographs and fascinating text, author Judy Belcher reveals how these influences can be expressed in polymer clay. An introduction on the history and handling, plus tips and techniques throughout the book, make Polymer Clay Creative Traditions an invaluable guide to creating works of art that blend a great material of today with the greatest design ideas of yesterday.

Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop Handcrafted Designs Techniques

Author: Sian Hamilton
Publisher: GMC Publications
ISBN: 1784940453
Size: 24.43 MB
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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 for beginner jewelry makers. The step-by-step instructional format, handy tools, plethora of vivid photos, and approachable style of Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop make it easy to start and finish your own beautiful jewelry pieces.

Creating Lifelike Figures In Polymer Clay Tools And Techniques For Sculpting Realistic Figures

Author: Katherine Dewey
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0823015033
Size: 58.40 MB
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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.

Soils And Foundations

Author: Cheng Liu
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133108511
Size: 47.14 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

Understanding Animal Breeding

Author: Richard M. Bourdon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9781292040035
Size: 69.26 MB
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An experienced educator in animal breeding, Rick Bourdon designed this book to be a modern, technologically up-to-date approach to animal breeding that is less intimidating to students than competing texts.

Enterprise Network Testing

Author: Andy Sholomon
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781587140969
Size: 30.17 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors also offer specific guidance on testing many key network technologies, including MPLS/VPN, QoS, VoIP, video, IPsec VPNs, advanced routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), and Data Center Fabrics. § Understand why, when, and how you should ...

Progressive Bass Concepts

Author: John Myung
ISBN: 9780769249261
Size: 21.64 MB
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John Myung, the bassist for the progressive heavy metal band Dream Theater, discusses and demonstrates the techniques that put him in the forefront of progressive bass playing.

Essentials Of Orthopedic Surgery

Author: Sam W. Wiesel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441913890
Size: 72.20 MB
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This concise third edition offers hands-on guidance for identifying and treating the most commonly seen orthopedic problems in children and adults.

Ninjutsu History And Tradition

Author: Masaaki Hatsumi
Publisher: Action Pursuit Group
ISBN: 9780865680272
Size: 62.34 MB
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This is the only book on the art of ninjutsu written by Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th-generation leader of the togakure-ryu ninjutsu tradition.

African Development

Author: Todd J. Moss
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Size: 65.40 MB
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The text also includes the ABCs of development jargon and an extensive glossary.Other useful features include chapter-by-chapter suggestions for further reading and a comprehensive index.Todd J. Moss is a senior fellow at the Center for ...

Pi Algebras

Author: N. Jacobson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540374272
Size: 74.27 MB
Format: PDF
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Wisdom For The Way

Author: Charles R. Swindoll
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1418552070
Size: 20.30 MB
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Wisdom for the Way collects some of Swindoll's most classic insights into daily bite-size readings. Gleaned from the book of Proverbs, here are wise words for busy people on topics such as contentment, character, work, and worship.