Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay
Irene Semanchuk Dean
ISBN 61741 00408
The colours, textures, and versatility of polymer clay make it a perfect medium for creating faux surfaces. These 30 recipes for special finishing, shaping, baking, and moulding techniques will magically transform polymer's appearance. This book allows to: craft gorgeous faux gemstones, including tiger eye, jade, or malachite; and fool the eye with imitation metals - pewter, Balinese silver, verdigris copper, even rusted steel. The must-have naturals are here, from bone to leather, or make simulated agate, slate, or marble. You will find information on all the types of polymer clay, from translucent ones to some with mica powder, and learn how to use paints, inks, wax compounds, and confetti to enhance the surface.
This book shows how well polymer clay can imitate natural materials. Each chapter gives detailed instructions on how to create a technique and then a project where the skills learnt can be applied. As well as presenting an inspiring range of techniques it makes an absorbing read, it never ceases to amaze me how far the medium of polymer clay has been taken. An excellent buy.
Review by Philippa Todd