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Polymer The Chameleon Clay: Artranch Techniques for Re-Creating the Look of Ivory, Jade, Turquoise, and Other Natural Materials

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ISBN-10: 0873493737

ISBN-13: 9780873493734

Edition: 2002

Authors: Victoria Hughes

List price: $23.95
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This work presents, in detail, how polymer clay can imitate various materials including ivory, jade, coral, shell, onyx, and turquoise through assorted finishing, shaping, baking and moulding techniques.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Krause Publications
Publication date: 10/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

An Introduction to the Imitative Techniques
Before Youg Begin
A Word About Making Things
A Word About Color
A Word About Variation
Imitative Techniques with Polymer Clay
A Perceptual Exercise
Materials and Tools
Foundation Processes
Prebaked Processes
Clay Body vs. Stock
General Guidelines for Working with Polymer Clay Bodies
Conditioning the Clay
Mixing Clay Bodies
Understanding Opacity and Translucency
Mixing Opacities and Translucencies
Storing Mixed Clay Bodies
Using a Food Processor or Food Chopper
Flattening Polymer with a Glass
Flattening Polymer with a Pasta Machine
Feathering to Blend Colors and Attach Clays
Metallic Powders and Paints
Working with Wire, Decoratively and Functionally
Using a Release Agent or Mold Release
Making and Using Molds
Baking and Rebaking
Prebaked Inlays
Prebaked Checkerboard Canes for Inlays
Postbaked Processes
Hand Sanding
Texturing: Scribing, Scratching, Marking, Cutting
Paints for Antiquing, Coloring, and Metallicizing the Surface
Buffing or Polishing
Gluing Polymer and Mixed Media
Lacquering Polymer Clay
Having Fun
Introductory Projects
Imitating Turquoise
Turquoise Beads
Imitating Lapis
Lapis Lazuli Bird Earrings
Imitating Jade
Three-Color Jade Bowl
Imitating Coral
Coral Bead Necklace
Imitating Amber
Amber Beads
Imitating Ivory
Ivory Heart Brooch
Imitating Agate
Banded Agate Dish
Imitating Metals
Silver Spirals Picture Frame
Imitating Faience
Footed Faience Bowl
Intermediate Projects
Lapis and Ivory Accordion Book
Inlaid Turquoise Clock
Inlaid Ivory Tusk Pendant with Coral and Lapis
Jade Ginko Leaf Necklace
Inlaid Silver Frame
Agate and Gold Earrings
About the Author