The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques

Projects and Inspiration for Creative Canework

Author: Donna Kato

Publisher: Watson-Guptill


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 667

A thousand and one ideas for making beautiful polymer clay millefiori. In Venetian glassmaking, slender rods of molten glass are shaped, then cut to reveal amazingly detailed patterns: flowers, geometric shapes, dancing colors. These slices are called millefiori, “thousand flowers,” because they form a carpet of flowers when placed side by side. Now celebrity author Donna Kato shows crafters exactly how to re-create these intricate, fascinating designs in polymer clay. The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques reveals the entire process: how to work with the polymer clay, the basics of planning and creating a cane, and using color effectively. Dozens of canes, from simple to simply stunning, are included, and everything is clearly explained and illustrated with full-color photos, the Donna Kato way. Throughout the book, examples of stunning work by such millefiori artists as Kathy Amt, Pier Voulkos, and Kathleen Dustin provide inspiration. There must be a thousand ways to make beautiful millefiori . . . explore them all in The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques.

The Art of Polymer Clay

Designs And Techniques for Creating Jewelry, Pottery, and Decorative Artwork

Author: Donna Kato

Publisher: Clarkson Potter


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 930

Shows how to create jewelry and decorative art with polymer clay, teaching basic techniques and offering such projects as floral forms, moldmaking, figurines, and mosaic bowls, in an updated handbook that includes new information on tools, clays, supplies, conditioning, and safety. Original.

The Art & Craft of Polymer Clay

Techniques and Inspiration for Jewellery, Beads and the Decorative Arts

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher: Herbert Press



Page: 160

View: 908

Polymer clay is one of the most popular and versatile mediums available to crafters, lending itself to a variety of applications ranging from decorative boxes, mosaics and miniature models to beads, buttons and jewellery. This comprehensive book features step-by-step instruction in over 50 techniques, including exciting ways to work with new materials such as liquid and metal clays. Large, clear photographs demonstrate basic skills such as rolling, colour mixing, marbling, and baking, progressing to more challenging methods of shaping, molding, and sculpting clay to make a wide range of projects. Create intricate patterns using millefiori techniques; embellish your work with metallic powders, gold leaf, stamps, and paint; choose from dozens of recipes for creating faux effects such as jade, amber, lapis lazuli, turquoise, antiqued metal, and mokumé gane. All tools and techniques are clearly explained, and a gallery of work by internationally renowned polymer clay artists demonstrates what can be achieved and provides inspiration for your own work.

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay

Author: Lisa Pavelka

Publisher: Taunton Press


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 221

View: 750

Box making has always been one of the perennial favourites of all wood projects and because wooden boxes make such meaningful gifts, this collection of beautiful, durable and functional box projects is sure to please. All of the designs are based on traditional boxes, historically inspired by Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles. But this is not a book of exacting reproductions for master craftsmen only, these are attainable interpretations of some of the most enduring box designs, all presented in a step-by-step format, with photos and detailed instructions. The author, a fine-furniture maker, offers tried-and-true tips for avoiding pitfalls as well as alternative design and construction options. Most of the boxes are easy to build, though a few offer challenges. A wide array of design styles and the consistent high level of detail in the projects will appeal to a range of woodworkers.

The Polymer Clay Techniques Book

Author: Sue Heaser



Category: Polymer clay craft

Page: 128

View: 825

Everyone can achieve great results with polymer clay. With the 50+ techniques in this book, readers can create polymer clay buttons or boxes or anything in between. Starting with the very basics (such as rolling, baking and gluing), it then moves on to more advanced methods: marbling, texturing, millefiori, bead-making, faux-stone effects and more. Feature spreads show exciting ways to combine techniques. A comprehensive guide to the medium, complete with everything from a listing of necessary tools and materials to inspiring examples of polymer clay art.

Polymer Clay

20 Weekend Projects Using New and Exciting Techniques

Author: Irene Semanchuk Dean

Publisher: Lark Books


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 648

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating twenty objects from polymer clay, as well as an explanation of the various tools required to make these and many other decorative clay products.

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 602

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Craft Academy

Author: Hermes House

Publisher: Hermes House (UK)


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 416

View: 827

Creative Home Decor in Polymer Clay

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher: Northlight


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 125

View: 673

Here are 19 ways to take polymer clay a step further, with projects for adorning living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, holiday parties, bedrooms and more. Each project provides a supply list, a list of colors and clays needed, photos and easy instructions. 300 illustrations.