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Posted May 23, 2010
Suzie Housley, Midwest Book Review
Polymer Clay has taken the artist world by storm! This overnight sensation has transformed the way artists are carving out their own unique style in the world of artistic radiance.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned polymer clay expert Lisa Pavelka's, The Complete Book of Polymer Clay is the must have book to add to your craft library. It starts off with the basic knowledge every beginner polymer clay artist needs to know and builds up to more advance topics that include: Millefiori Caning, Mokumi Gane, Mica Shift Effects, and my personal favorite leaf and foilen effects. In this book you will discover 70 techniques that offer six projects to test your newly learned skills.
Each one of these chapters offers an in-depth illustrations and easy to follow instructions. From page one you feel as though Pavelka is right beside you, showing you step by step how to take her knowledge and turn it into your own special masterpiece.
For anyone who has a true passion to learn more about polymer clay this is definitely the book you need to add to your collection. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed for this book will be one that will quickly become an invaluable reference tool to any polymer clay's artist library.
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Posted March 14, 2010
Lovely Design Work
The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka is a book of polymer clay techniques, projects and possibilities. There are 400 color photographs printed on high quality paper. Layering and blending techniques are explained thoroughly, and unique creations are shown as examples.
Normally when I review a craft book I try to actually make something from the book, but in this case I was a little intimidated by the complexity of the projects presented. I had most of the tools, (including a pasta machine), but I live in a small-town area and couldn't find any of the polymer clay locally. Of course, anything can be mail-ordered. Although the instructions are written clearly, as a beginner I didn't feel confident enough to pick up the book and jump right in. I do, however, think that this is an information packed book that will enrich someone who has a little experience with polymer clay.
The Complete Book of Polymer Clay has beautiful projects and a gallery filled with ideas for adventurous crafters. The book is not only a quality craft book, but would also make an interesting coffee table book because of the beautiful project photographs and unique designs.
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