Polymer Clay Chinese Style: Unique Home Decorating Projects that Bridge Western Crafts and Oriental Arts

Polymer Clay Chinese Style: Unique Home Decorating Projects that Bridge Western Crafts and Oriental Arts

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Polymer clay can be transformed into a variety of objects, such as birds, animals, plants, and food. Have you ever tried to merge this western craft with Asian culture to explore another type of artistic aesthetics?

This book merges Western polymer clay making basics with Asian traditions to create practical, yet beautiful pieces of art for your home. In the chapters, you will find:

  • Unique techniques
  • Creative color combinations
  • Innovative lessons, including stem glassware decoration, coaster, switch cover, and a cellphone stand
  • Detailed instructions
  • Insights into Chinese culture

The instructions along with illustrations of the lessons are easy to follow. Through this learning process involving art, you can even come to understand more about yourself—what you like, your strengths, and what you can achieve. This is a way to learn how to work and listen to yourself, and how to deal with your emotions. It's also an opportunity to stimulate your potential artistic power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602200227
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Edition description: 1st Edition, Hardcover with Jacket
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 994,011
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Han Han (Yu Hui) is a polymer clay making creative instructor, as well as a columnist of a popular polymer clay making website for the past seven years. She is also a guest instructor for various famous art institutes, where she has been cultivating many polymer clay creators. Her creations are very broad and full of imaginations. Up until 2015, she has published six polymer clay making books.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Chapter 1 Getting co Know

Polymer Clay 9

1 Characteristics 9

2 Infusing with Chinese Elements 10

3 Application and Preservation 13

Chapter 2 Preparations 15

1 Tools 15

2 Materials 18

3 Baking 20

4 Basic Techniques 21

Basic Colors and Color Mixing 21

Making Millefiori 26

Chapter 3 Introductory Lessons 31

1 Ink-Wash Painting Bookmark 31

2 A Shoal of Jade Fish 34

3 Zongzi Leaf Nut Bowl 36

4 Cloud Coaster 38

5 Blue and White Decoration 40

6 Phoenix Coat Hook 42

7 Flour Food Clock on Chalkboard 46

8 Wave Door Tag 51

9 Papercutting Napkin Ring 54

10 Oil-Paper Umbrella Mug Lid 56

11 Chinese Courtyard Bookend 60

12 Phoenix Plate 65

Chapter 4 Advanced

Lessons 71

1 Fish Wind Chime 71

2 Chinese Folk Art Tissue Box 78

3 The Lady in Qipao 102

4 Lotus Candle Holder 106

5 Floral Notebook Cover 110

6 Blue Calico Basket 115

7 Lotus Place Card Holder 122

8 Banquet Table Docor: The Elixir of Love 127

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