Highly versatile and exhilarating to work with, polymer clay has set the art world afire with its infinite potential for diversity. Appliqué, stamp, carve, saw, and buff it; the clay can even capture the look of jade, turquoise, ivory, wood, and metal. Plus, it comes in an array of marvelous colors and effortlessly shapes into lamps, bowls, buttons, beads, and beautiful baubles. Find out about the latest and greatest in the craft-from the different clay types (including translucent and glow in the dark) to the variety of helpful tools to the limitless array of techniques (photo transfers, crackling, extruding and more). Novices will love being able to plunge right into projects like a Chinese Good Luck Lantern with translucent clay that resembles frosted glass; Chunky Art Deco Bracelet that looks as if it came right out of the 20s or 30s; pretty Miniature Bowls; and an adorable Tiny Jointed Teddy Bear.
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Dotty has been working with polymer clay for many years and is passionately in love with the medium. She is a member of the National Polymer Clay Guild of America and lives in Orange County, California.From Booklist:
It's hard to believe that polymer clay--a bake-in-the-oven plasticized clay--is only 10 years old. Artists around the world almost immediately capitalized on its easy-to-fashion, malleable properties. At first, most products were jewelry--beads usually created to resemble Italian glass millefiori. After early experimentation, items morphed into decorative accessories as well. McMillan straddles both sides and has the added advantage of tapping into the different expertise and styles of a variety of practitioners. Techniques, too, have expanded, using older methods such as gilding and glazing and newly invented how-tos such as the Skinner blend (melded colors) and image transfers. Even better, crafters can pick from among 31 projects, ranging from traditional (Chinese good-luck lantern) to extraordinarily modern (tiny jointed teddy bear). Directions are adequate but would benefit from more illustrations. A gallery of artists at the end adds insight and inspiration. Barbara Jacobs
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