Monday, 12 May 2014

Review: 'The Art of Polymer Clay: Creative Surface Effects' by Donna Kato

The Art of Polymer Clay: Creative Surface Effects by Donna Kato, 2007, Watson-Guptill, $19.95, softbound, 175 pages. Category/Genre: how-to/crafts. Cover: elegant. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.   

This book is levelled at both the beginner and the advanced polymer clay artist. The basics are outlined, along with essential techniques, making beads, cabochon shaping, and the Skinner Blend. 

Kato also goes over how to use mica powders, how to transfer images onto polymer clay, how to create texture with texture plates and rubber stamps, how to use paints, inks, and pigment powders with polymer clay, how to get special effects using liquid polymer clays, and a bit on sculpture and mold making. 

There are projects to try, and 69 other artists' works are featured, plus there's a list of suppliers in the back. 

An interesting book.

If you like this one, try: Suggestions?

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