Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay: 30 Techniques & Projects that Imitate Precious Stones, Metals, Wood & More

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Lark Books, 2003 - House & Home - 144 pages
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.

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Marvelous book that shows what all clay is possible to imitate. Inspire for people interested in texture and other materials. Good instructions, easy to follow pictures. Read full review

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If real ivory for a scrimshaw project or turquoise for jewelry is unavailable, it can be faked with polymer clay. Experienced crafters of that medium will find instructions here for simulating ... Read full review

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