Polymer Clay 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

Polymer Clay 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

Angela Mabray

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 1589234707

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Polymer Clay 101 teaches all the basics for crafting with polymer clay. With hundreds of detailed photos, it covers tools and supplies, all types of beading technique, and terrific projects that will get you started and inspire you to take your skills and make your own custom designs. With over 45 minutes of accompanying online videos, this book is a valuable learning tool. Authors Angela Mabray and Kim Otterbein demonstrate all the essential techniques used for crafting with polymer clay.

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Sculpey line to include polymer clay for many different applications including Sculpey SuperFlex Bake & Bend, Sculpey Amazing Eraser Clay, Sculpey Ultralight, and Studio by Sculpey. Kato Polyclay was developed in 2002 by Van Aken International and Donna Kato, a well-known polymer clay artist. Kato clay is designed to meet the needs of the serious polymer clay artist by providing strength, durability, and an excellent surface for polished finishes. Composition Polymer clay is manufactured by

business card! Working with cured clay can lead to exciting results. Carving after baking gives more control over the depth and neatness of the carving. And while it’s possible to carve cured clay with a needle tool or knife, a lino cutting tool like the ones used to carve stamps is worth the small investment if you like the carved effect. Having the right tool makes the carving go faster, plus it’s much easier on your hands. Cured clay is very easy to carve. In addition to teaching carving,

square hole punch from thin baked sheets of clay. Toner Transfer and Tear-Away Technique Artist Trading Card Image transfers are a handy way to add text, photos, and other images to your artwork. Using just a computer and a printer or copier, you can customize your clay piece with words, poems, or sayings printed in your favorite font. Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are 2½” × 3½” (6.4 × 8.9 cm) works of art that are created and traded by artists around the world. Because of their small size, ATCs

also available. Conditioning: Working the clay to soften it and combine its ingredients. Clay can be conditioned by hand, or by using tools like a pasta machine or food processor. Curing: Causing the clay to harden by baking it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Extruder: Tool that presses clay through one of a variety of disks to create shaped clay snakes. Glaze: A material used to protect the clay surface and/or add shine. It’s best to use glazes that have been tested with clay,

Keep separate, marked bags if using different kinds of clay. Although the different brands of clay can be mixed together, it’s a good idea to know which brands are being combined. All the little pieces of clay left over from projects, known as scrap clay, can be used for bead cores and molds. Roll leftover pieces into separate balls of color. Store rolled-out clay between sheets of plastic wrap. Clay that is left touching will join together after a while, making it hard to separate colors that

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