Use the transfer techniques in this book to create stunningly beautiful polymer clay jewelry, gifts, and accents. Take your crafting skills to a new level by designing creative images on clay! Learn these new skills with detailed, easy, step-by-step instructions on image-to-clay transfer techniques, complete with images. Here are 34 fun and engaging clay image projects. Each unique project makes use of polymer clay, a product that is inexpensive, easily accessible, and known for its moldable and hardening qualities. You'll learn various image transfer techniques, such as stamping and photocopying. You'll also learn how to carve images into the clay as well as gold leafing, inspiring you to produce stunningly beautiful designs on your clay pottery or jewelry. Not only will you get instructions for creating exciting clay images on boxes, pins, necklaces, bracelets, and art pieces, but the author also details the various tools you will need: a pasta machine for sheeting and conditioning the clay, crafting knives, needles, paintbrushes, etc.! This book is a collaboration of many artists with backgrounds in clay pottery and image design. Notable names include Nan Roche, Gwen Gibson, Dayle Doroshaw, and Barbara McGuire. All have extensive knowledge and expertise in polymer clay image design that they're sharing with you. The tips and information they've gained from years of teaching classes and managing successful companies that display designs at international exhibits can be found in this book. Each artist offers their designs reflected in their jewelry, paintings, and wearable art. They describe how you can replicate each of their projects in an easy-to-follow and beautifully illustrated guide. Decorate your house with your finished masterpieces, or create the perfect gift for family and friends to mark special occasions in their lives--birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday celebrations.
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.0"
Nan Roche, Gwen Gibson, Dayle Doroshow, Suzanne McNeill