The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects: Techniques and Projects Featuring Transfers, Stamps, Stencils, Inks, Paints, Mediums, and More

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2007 - Art - 175 pages
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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. Donna Kato’s Polymer Clay Innovations 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.
 

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User Review  - petlacky - Overstock.com

This book is new and is a lovely craft tips book for people interested in polymer clay projects. Covers quite a few methods of surface finishing of clay projects. Beautifully illustrated with good tips and tutorial information. Good artist credits so you can see whose work you are looking at. Read full review

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User Review  - DominaCeleste - LibraryThing

I love this book! Donna Kato shares her creativity and shows tons of different techniques for texturizing and finishing. She offers new (to me) ideas and takes the reader, step-by-step through a ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
8
Polymer Clay and Color
52
MICA SHIFT TECHNIQUES
59
TRANSFERRING IMAGES
73
Lazertran Transfers
83
Encased InkJet Transfers
92
InkJet Transfer onto Liquid Polymer Clay
98
PAINTS INKS
109
Stamping Inks
121
Alcohol Inks
130
Tempera Paint
137
Glazing
144
SCULPTURE AND MOLD
153
BasRelief
166
Suppliers
174
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Donna Kato, teacher, product designer, and artist, is the author of The Art of Polymer Clay, the bible of polymer clay crafting. For many years, she served as a representative for Sculpey and Fimo, and recently she has partnered with the art-materials manufacturer Van Aken to design her own line, Kato Poly Clay. She and her husband, photographer Vernon Ezell, live in Florissant, Colorado.

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