Step by Step Polymer Clay in a Day
Polymer clay has become more and more popular as a craft material in the last 20 years up to 2004 - perhaps because it is so adaptable. With the minimum of equipment and some basic techniques, an array of effects can be achieved. This step-by-step guide includes full instructions for a range of projects, all of which are so simple that they can be made in a day. The colourful projects show a selection of items, from home accessories to gifts for adults and children, from a delicate lattice bowl to a millefiori trinket box or colourful covered pens. Using a variety of techniques, including canework, blending, texturing and filigree, the projects are explained in step-by-step photographs. Special gallery pages illustrate variations on the techniques explored in the projects and provide further inspiration. A comprehensive techniques section covers essential information on materials and equipment as well as explaining in detail essential polymer clay techniques.
The first of Emma’s two books, this book covers a range of techniques and projects and is an excellent introduction to using polymer clay. The perfect present for someone who is new to the hobby or for someone who wishes to start to expand their range of expertise.
Review by Philippa Todd