by Donna Kato
Description:Polymer clay has gown and gown and grown in popularity since the publication of Donna Kato's bestselling The Art of Polymer Clay in 1997. And there have been so many technical advances, too. Now, poly-diva Dona Kato presents and all-new look at one of crafters' all-time favorite mediums. The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects begins with the essentials of polymer clay, including its working properties, plus tools, curing, safety recommendations, and color blending (with full information on the now-indispensable Skinner Blend). Photo-packed chapters focus on exciting projects - beads, bracelets, pins, pendants, and boxes - and showcase new techniques, including image transfers, surface treatments such as stencils, stamps, paints and inks, sculpting, inclusions, special effects, and finishing. Finished pieces by some of the biggest names in polymer clay, including Kathleen Dustin, Pier Voulkous, and Nan Roche,plus Donna Kato herself, offer ideas and inspiration.