Faux Surfaces in Polymer Clay: 30 Techniques & Projects That Imitate Precious Stones, Metals, Wood & More

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The colors, textures, and versatility of polymer clay make it a perfect medium for creating faux surfaces. These 30 recipes for special finishing, shaping, baking, and molding techniques will magically transform polymer's appearance. Craft gorgeous faux gemstones, including tiger eye, jade, or malachite. 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'll find ...
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The colors, textures, and versatility of polymer clay make it a perfect medium for creating faux surfaces. These 30 recipes for special finishing, shaping, baking, and molding techniques will magically transform polymer's appearance. Craft gorgeous faux gemstones, including tiger eye, jade, or malachite. 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'll find information on all the types of polymer clay, from translucent ones to some with mica powder, and see how to use paints, inks, wax compounds, and confetti to enhance the surface. Among the unusual projects:: a handsome makeup set, lapis lazuli drawer pulls, Opal Earrings, and more.
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If real ivory for a scrimshaw project or turquoise for jewelry is unavailable, it can be faked with polymer clay. Experienced crafters of that medium will find instructions here for simulating gemstones, metals, and other natural materials in easily fired clay. Buffing and sanding generally complete the process. A gallery of jewelry and art objects by Dean (Polymer Clay: 20 Weekend Projects) and other artists is included. A good selection for public libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781579904081
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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