Polymer Clay Book for Beginners

A Step by Step Guide to Craft 20 Polymer Clay Projects with Tools and Techniques to Get You Started Laurel Fennimore. Polymer Clay Book for Beginners A Step by Step Guide to Craft 20 Polymer Clay Projects with Tools and Techniques to ...

Author: Laurel Fennimore

Publisher: Laurel Fennimore


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 154

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Are you in search of innovative projects that you can try out to sharpen your artistic skills? Do you have a passion for handcrafts and are curious about how to make your own jewelry, doll, and basic sculpture from clay? If so, then your search is over! This book, Polymer Clay Book for Beginners, presents art in the most beautiful and enlightening form, opening your eyes to the splendor in art with its focus lens on polymer clay. Why polymer clay? Polymer clay is a long time admirable art, and though it is just gaining popularity and massive international recognition, it allows you to show a very high level of creativity. It can be described in just two words; creativity and fun. It is best for children who like to play with their hands while working out their imagination. Polymer clay will give you great hours of crafting joy as you work your hands through the mixture. Polymer clay is also inexpensive and very easy to find. You are certain to find some in your local craft store. This is a very flexible art that gives room for innovations and sharp creativity. With polymer clay, any idea is worth birthing forth and is a potential art edifice, just with your hands, and lumps of clay. And yes, you don’t need to be a master to get it right, your mess of an innovation or idea could be celebrated as the world’s number one most outstanding masterpiece. As Sir Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly said many years ago, “every artist was first an amateur.” In other words, if any artist can build sculptures, as an amateur you can do much more, that is if you start working towards it, now. Well, all you really need to get started is your imagination and enthusiasm. With your imagination, you can travel into the ancient time and create the most beautiful art piece of all time and with enthusiasm, you can make it happen. In this beginner book, you will; · Be more acquainted with what polymer clay entails, its historical timelines and how it works. · Get to know the different application areas of polymer clay. · Be familiar with the terms associated with polymer clay. · Be exposesd to the tips, tricks and techniques used in polymer clay art that will set you on your way to becoming an expert in the art. · Be enlightened on the tools and materials needed to get you started. · Educated on the safety measures to adhere to when working with polymer clay. · Get started with making beautiful polymer clay crafts with the aid of the 20 polymer clay project ideas discussed in this book with step-by-step instructions and graphical illustrations to guide you along the process. …And a whole lot more! What more are you waiting for? Hone your creative abilities, and build your crafting skills with this beginner's guide to polymer clay. To begin your journey, simply grab a copy of this book RIGHT NOW

Creative Polymer Clay

Over 30 techniques and projects for contemporary wearable art Heidi Helyard. unique techniques and aesthetic styles being formed, and at the very least, a lesson in what not to do next time! And polymer clay is a perfect material to ...

Author: Heidi Helyard

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 9781446379981

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Discover a world of creative and colourful jewellery making from the comfort of your own home. In this comprehensive guide to modern polymer clay techniques, artist and designer Heidi Helyard reveals the simple techniques that can be used to create one-off, contemporary jewellery pieces with minimal tools and equipment. Polymer clay is possibly one of the most accessible yet versatile art materials currently available. As readily accessible and easy to use as paint, you can make everything (and anything) with it, from sculptures and figurines, to artworks, decorations, homewares, and wearable jewellery. It’s lightweight, flexible and strong. No special tools or equipment is required to cure it, it is relatively cheap, and you only need to start with the primary colours, plus black and white, to mix any colour you like. Polymer clay, which has been around for nearly 80 years, is currently finding itself popular amongst contemporary jewellery makers as the bright colours and sheer versatility of the material allows makers to create bold and graphic modern designs. The beauty of polymer clay is that it presents so many opportunities to explore colour combinations, patterns and texture. In this book you will learn 10 easy yet exciting techniques including slab and cane making, marbling and colour mixing, inlay techniques, printing onto clay, surface embellishments and more to create 20 unique jewellery pieces. The projects in this book vary in complexity, but are accessible to both novice and advanced makers alike. If you are a beginner, the extensive step-by-step photos and instructions will help you develop your polymer clay skills and complete the projects with confidence. As you build your skills and learn the techniques via the book, you will realise that you can combine techniques to create all-new results. The skills you learn in this book will open up a limitless world of further experimentation for you to discover. Just make, bake and wear!

Flowers Ideas From Polymer Clay

Bring a touch of color into your crafting with one of these beautiful tutorials for a flower made of polymer clay.

Author: Amber Burns


ISBN: 9798739457912


Page: 56

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Bring a touch of color into your crafting with one of these beautiful tutorials for a flower made of polymer clay. Make them into a bouquet of flowers, a magnet, some buttons, a broach, or just use your imagination to craft any and everything possible. Once you decide on the color you'd like your flowers to be, the process is fairly quick and easy. Some of the tutorials make a single flower, and some make a flower cane, allowing you to have multiple flowers of the same design. Play around with your options and see what kind of beautiful creations you can come up with.

Make Cute Stuff with Polymer Clay

Then one fateful day I was asked to teach a clay class and went home with a bin full of polymer clay. It was a lightning-bolt moment—I was up all night gleefully coming up with projects to teach. I felt like a kid again; ...

Author: Shelley Kommers

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 9781600589416

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Learn to make adorable items from polymer clay! Easy-to-follow techniques and step-by-step projects lead the way. The Art Makers series is designed for beginning artists and arts-and-crafts enthusiasts who are interested in experiencing fun, hands-on mediums, including polymer clay, embroidery, and papier-mache. Art Makers: Make Cute Stuff with Polymer Clay is the ideal follow-up book to Art Makers: Polymer Clay for Beginners. In this inviting, visually appealing book, you can learn to make adorable, whimsical crafts with polymer clay. Author Shelley Kommers, an experienced art instructor and a professional artist, takes you through the complete steps of learning to work with polymer clay, from the tools and materials you will need to techniques, such as molding, mixing colors, and baking. The projects are simple to follow and include adorable, whimsical subject matter, such as: plant pots a cloud mobile finger puppets a trinket box a hanging sloth and much more! This book is perfect for artists of all skill levels, from beginners to more advanced artists looking to improve their clay-making skills or learn a new technique. With colorful, full-page art, quirky subject matter, and expert instructions, anyone can learn to work with polymer clay in no time. Best of all, the tools and materials are affordable and accessible, so you won’t need to buy a bunch of stuff to get started. If you're looking for a craft to make creative use of the extra time you have at home, polymer clay is the perfect choice. Get started right away making adorable, on-trend art with Art Makers: Make Cute Stuff with Polymer Clay.

Easy Homemade Pottery

Make Your Own Stylish Decor Using Polymer and Air-Dry Clay Francesca Stone ... into the incredible world of polymer clay. I've spent the last ten years sharing the process on my blog, and many of those first projects came from a desire ...

Author: Francesca Stone

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781645671510

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Planters, Vases, Dishes and More, Without a Pottery Studio! You’ll be amazed by what you can create with polymer and air-dry clay. These affordable, easy-to-find clays present endless possibilities for artisan-quality home decor and gifts. Francesca Stone, creator of the decor blog Fall For DIY, presents simple step-by-step techniques for shaping and decorating clay with just a few household tools. All final pieces can be air-dried or baked in a standard home oven. Featuring a gorgeous, modern palette of natural colors, these projects are deceptively easy and effortlessly chic. Personalize your home with practical and beautiful items like the Terra-Cotta Jewelry Dish, Hanging Herb Garden Planter and Salt-and-Pepper Pinch Pot. Get creative with color and geometric shapes in home accents such as the Color-Block Photo Holder and Abstract Floral Block Platter. This book is the perfect primer to start making beautiful clay pieces at home and get that handmade ceramic look without the expenses and challenges of traditional pottery.

Polymer Clay Master Class

Explores the signature techniques and creative influences of top artists in polymer clay as demonstrated by 15 instructive projects that utilize a range of styles and methods, in a volume that includes contributions by such masters as ...

Author: Judy Belcher

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823026678

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Explores the signature techniques and creative influences of top artists in polymer clay as demonstrated by 15 instructive projects that utilize a range of styles and methods, in a volume that includes contributions by such masters as Lindly Haunani, Sarah Ahriver and Robert Dancik. Original.

The A in STEAM

If you use different colors of polymer clay, have wet wipes available on their tables. ... the small muscles in the children's hands that will aid them in handwriting, cutting, and other projects that require small muscle control.

Author: Jerilou J Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000385021

Category: Education

Page: 322

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Discover new and exciting ways to teach STEM content through the arts in your early childhood program with this innovative and comprehensive guidebook. Chapters feature playful activities divided by age band that bridge early academic learning and social, emotional, physical, and mental development with active engagement in the arts. Structured activities include a materials list, safety concerns, key takeaways, and related readings, as well as explicit connections to research and national standards. With clear and concise lesson plans that walk you through activities in music, dance, media arts, visual arts, and theater, it becomes easy to bring development and learning through movement and creativity to your classroom or program.

Polymer Clay Global Perspectives

In this masterful collection, you'll find: · Tips to create meaningful art that reflects your personality and vision · Behind-the-scenes profiles of 13 innovative artists in their studios · Step-by-step projects by contributors who share ...

Author: Cynthia Tinapple

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823085903

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Explore the World--in Polymer Clay! Polymer artists are connected like never before. As the acclaimed curator of the popular blog PolymerClayDaily.com, Cynthia Tinapple brings together 115 diverse artists from around the world to showcase the work of this new international community. Polymer Clay Global Perspectives invites you to explore the trends and cutting-edge styles that are influencing the future of this medium. In this masterful collection, you'll find: · Tips to create meaningful art that reflects your personality and vision · Behind-the-scenes profiles of 13 innovative artists in their studios · Step-by-step projects by contributors who share their signature methods, such as mokume gane, extruded canes, and adapted glass-blowing techniques · Galleries showcasing the best of the best polymer work in jewelry, miniatures, sculpture, and much more With artists including Kim Korringa, Shay Aaron, and Fabiola Perez offering their expertise, you'll find endless inspiration to take your art to the next level. Begin your own journey through the new landscape of contemporary polymer. A world of possibilities awaits.

The Last Secret You ll Ever Keep

His giggly little laugh, his obsession with Polymer clay, all those snails he used to sculpt ... He made a DIY video tutorial. Sometimes I watch it just to keep him close. Paylee22: His heart just wasn't strong enough for his ...

Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz

Publisher: Wednesday Books

ISBN: 9781250303752

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep, a thrilling novel of an eighteen-year-old girl's search for answers and what she finds instead. Four days... Trapped in a well, surrounded by dirt, scratching at the walls trying to find a way out. Four days of a thirst so strong, that when it finally rains, I drink as much as possible from the dripping walls, not even caring how much dirt comes with it. Six months... Since my escape. Since no one believed I was taken to begin with – from my own bed, after a party, when no one else was home... Six months of trying to find answers and being told instead that I made the whole incident up. One month... Since I logged on to the Jane Anonymous site for the first time and found a community of survivors who listen without judgment, provide advice, and console each other when needed. A month of chatting with a survivor whose story eerily mirrors my own: a girl who’s been receiving triggering clues, just like me, and who could help me find the answers I’m searching for. Three days... Since she mysteriously disappears, and since I’m forced to ask the questions: will my chance to find out what happened to me vanish with her? And will I be next?


Do you from my books and Google, so the purists may beg to differ, but I never had anyone show me what to do and definitely no online tutorials, ... polymer clay (for feet, ears, eyes and noses) and just recently, UV resins.

Author: Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526724656

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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This book offers a journey through the history of the ancient craft of felting from the earliest times, when people first discovered that animal fiber, moisture and friction created a durable, warm fabric. Felt has been used for everything from apparel to housing; it has been used for practical, decorative and even religious applications. This book looks at the rise and fall of felting through history and into the industrial era, including its importance to the hat-making industry. The second part of the book brings us to the modern - and some might say, golden era of artisanal felting with interviews from felters and textile artists generously sharing their creative process. Finally, if you are inspired to try this fascinating craft, there are step by step instructions for both wet and needle felting, and a useful list of resources to get you started on your own felt-making journey.