Celebrations With Polymer Clay: 25 Seasonal Projects (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Celebrations With Polymer Clay: 25 Seasonal Projects (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by SaraJane Helm

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Overview

Polymer Clay Projects for Year 'Round Holidays and Special Events



Mark your calendar!

A whole year's worth of holidays, festivities, and special occasions can be celebrated with polymer clay. Party favors, centerpieces, wreaths, displays, decorations for weddings, birthdays, showers, and seasonal holidays can all be made (or made more special) using polymer clay.



Projects include:



  • Christmas Ornaments

  • Wedding Flowers

  • Valentine's Day Hearts

  • Hanukah Menorah

  • Easter Eggs

  • Butterflies

  • Mardi Gras and Halloween Masks

  • Autumn Leaves

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440222429
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 01/13/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 23 MB
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Table of Contents

Time7
Tools and Supplies12
Pasta Rollers and Processors13
Blades14
Texture Tools14
Molds, Cutters, Etc.14
Rubber Stamps16
Miscellaneous17
Polymer Basics18
Preparing Polymer Clay for Use18
Conditioning18
Adjusting and Mixing Colors19
Color Recipes19
Recording Color Results20
Storing Unbaked Clay22
Working With Add-Ins and Powders22
Baking Times and Temperatures22
Buffing and Sanding23
Other Finishes24
Stain Recipes25
Safety Tips25
Techniques: Creating Canes26
Snowflake Canes30
A Simpler Snowflake31
Lace Canes32
Floral Canes33
Cosmos Flower Cane34
Variations35
Marigold Cane36
Wild Rose Cane37
Yellow Rose Variation38
Repeating Patterns38
Leaf Canes38
Simple Leaf Canes38
Compound Leaf Canes39
Cosmos Leaf Cane39
Face Canes40
Hair Canes45
Techniques: Sculpting, Making Molds, Transfers, Graphic Applications46
Sculpting a Face47
Making a Face Mold48
Transfers Using Photocopies and Photos50
Creating Cards, Wrapping Paper, and More51
The Projects
Spring53
Vernal Equinox: Spring Flowers Boxed Set54
Mardi Gras: Miniature Masks57
Easter: Millefiore Cane Covered and Filigree Eggs60
May Day: Queen of the May65
Mother's Day: Natural Beauty Set67
Spring Gallery69
Summer79
Weddings: Faux Florals80
Summer Solstice: Butterfly Cutouts and Canes85
Labor Day: Clayworker's Toolbox88
Grandparents' Day: Memory Box for Playing Cards90
Summer Gallery91
Autumn99
Autumnal Equinox: Leaf Pins100
Back to School: Star Students102
Halloween: Miniature Tribal Mask104
Veterans Day: Poppy Memory Box107
Autumn Gallery109
Winter117
Winter Solstice: Snowflakes118
Cabin Fever: Party Invitation120
Hanukah: Covered Candleholder121
Christmas: Faux Gingerbread Ornament122
Christmas: Tree Ornament123
Christmas: Angel Pin125
Christmas: Cute Critter Ornaments127
Christmas: Egg Ornament Hanger131
Valentine's Day: Queen of Hearts Collage132
Valentine's Day: Heart Pins134
Winter Gallery136
Bibliography141
Artist Contact Information141
Sources143

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Celebrations With Polymer Clay: 25 Seasonal Projects 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is "fantastic"! This book is so well written it's the 2003 version of "New Clay" (which I considered "The Bible")of polymer clay. I think all of the projects in this book are new and well written, even a novice would be able to pick up this book and complete most of the projects. Also, I like how Sarajane shows how rubber stamps, cookie cutters, powders, etc., can be used to enhance polymer clay. My favorite sections are the color recipes, stain formulas and the mini masks projects.
theporro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lots of projects all year around in unique "gypsy" style. Lots of talk about colour. Some really nice basic canes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought there would be more on each season than was. Not enough seasonal projects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a treasure - elegant, informative and just plain beautiful. Sarajane Helm has outdone herself this time with a great introduction/basics section, clearly laid out instructions for projects and a stellar gallery of examples by many talented polymer clay artists, both established and up-and-coming. Beautiful photography throughout. Highly recommended.