by Yonat Descalu

Paperback Book (Createspace, 2012)
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Polymer Clay


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.


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